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If you haven't yet noticed, this week is all about JUICES in the Sprouting Zen Kitchen.
Today's juice recipe is a yummy combination between beets, pineapple, and lots of lime! YUM!
This easy beet pineapple lime juice is not like your typical 'green' juice - it's very sweet (at least in my opinion).
This sweetness is primarily due to the high content of sugar in beets and of course pineapples are sweet too.
This is a great refreshing beet juice to have early in the morning, perhaps before a workout, a run, a hot sweaty yoga session.... ect. Since there is so much natural sugar in this drink, it's best to burn some energy after drinking it and put those natural sugars to good use. Plus, beets are great as pre-workout but I'll talk more about that below.
Beets are a favorite at our house, not so much because of their taste, but more because of the amazing benefits that this little root vegetable seems to have!
I always try to incorporate beets in different recipes, and one of my other favorite ways of consuming beets besides juicing them, is making hummus out of beets! I made a fantastic roasted beet hummus a few months back and it has been a really big hit on the blog. Plus, the color is just dreamy.
Can I make it in a blender?
Unfortunately, as of this moment, I have *not* tried making this recipe in the blender, so I am not sure if it would be a success.. or a complete disaster. If I was to try this in the blender, I would most definitely boil the beets first so that they can be much softer. I would also probably use about 1/2 the amount of beets because when you blend you are keeping that fiber, which would otherwise be removed when juicing. But again, I have NOT tried this in the blender. I have only made this juice using my Omega Juicer (affiliate link).
cool stuff about beets
At one point, beets became the 'new' kale!
All it takes is a quick google search and you will find hundreds of articles speaking about the benefits of beets. I won't bore you with all of those details but I will tell you something interesting that I read in the book 'How Not To Die' (affiliate link) by Dr. Michael Greger.
I'll be mentioning this book quite often throughout this blog. I am in no way sponsored by the book and I purchased the book with my own money, but I find it a valuable resource and a credible one as well. Plus, Dr. Greger is a really cool plant based doctor and he makes the information fun and easy to read.
So back to beets. In his book, Dr. Greger tells us about how beets can maximize athletic performance.
Do you know what doping is? Well, doping with beet juice is what he calls it.
According to the book, beets have the ability to open up our arteries and allow more oxygen to get to our muscles, and it also allows our bodies to use up that oxygen more efficiently thus producing more energy. More oxygen to muscles and more energy = better athletic performance! That's pretty dope. Ha, no pun intended. 🙂
Basically the study he mentions, tested out certain athletes such as cyclists and free divers who consumed just a little shot of beet juice prior to the activity. These individuals were able to perform better and last longer than their 'non-beet-juice-drinking' counterparts.
easy Beet Pineapple Lime Juice Recipe...
Okay, back to the juice!
This beet pineapple lime juice is simple, easy, fast and only requires three main ingredients. However, you can also add apples for more flavor, and/or a few celery stalks to sneak in some greens in there and increase the water content. This will also help dilute the strong beet taste.
One tidbit of advice that I would like to offer is to make sure you prepare your working area. I like to put a bunch of used Trader Joe bags all over the counter and under the juicer. Beets are messy and red and you will soon understand what I mean.
It always looks like a blood bath whenever I cut up beets in the kitchen. Anyone else can related?! Haha.
join the #mindfuljuicingparty
If you're new to the blog, welcome! We are currently hosting a mindful juicing party on instagram, where a few of us are challenging ourselves to consume one juice a day for five days. That's all. We wanted some accountability and so we decided to throw a digital juice party! Check out this post, Five Day Juicing Challenge, to learn more and maybe even join in on the fun. We are doing this up until Friday 1/17. But no worries if you can't join this month, I'm sure we will be doing this again sometime in the future.
Today I will be releasing part two and I will link to that here once it's live. Make sure to check back on Friday for the last and final juice recipe for this series and Part Three of Juicing For Beginners where I will share my favorite top tips that make juicing easier for me.
And if you try the recipe or like the idea of it .. let me know below ↓ in the comment section! I love to connect and hear from you all.
with love + gratitude,
Beet Pineapple Lime Juice Recipe
A refreshing beet juice recipe that also has pineapples, lime, apples, and celery!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup
- Category: juices
- Method: juicing
- Cuisine: juices
- 3 small beets
- 1 cup of chopped pineapple
- 4 to 5 stalks of celery
- 1 or 2 green apples
- juice of one lime
- Begin by washing your beets and other veggies and setting aside to dry. If your beets are fresh and have the beet greens attached, you can cut those off and save them for another recipe or you can juice them as well. However, I did not juice beet greens in this recipe so I do not know how that will affect the flavor.
- Using a juicer, juice the beets, one cup of chopped pineapple chunks, apples, and celery.. and any other veggies/fruits you’d like to include. Apples go great in this juice if you really want to cover the beet taste. Also, adding celery is a nice touch because it increases the water content and adds a little green in this really sweet juice.
- Squeeze the juice of one lime. Or two!
- Pour in a glass cup and enjoy! 🙂
- As I mentioned above in the text, this is a really naturally sweet juice due to the high content of sugar in beets.
- I have not tried this recipe in a blender, only in a juicer.
- Adding lime really helps mask the flavor of beets so add as much as needed. I usually use one or two limes for mine.
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As always, this is a reminder that all of the information on here is solely based on my opinion alone and is not medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare professional before making any changes in diet. 🙂