I have been a home juicer for years. It’s cost-effective and has become a morning ritual for me to make 1 or 2 juices for the day ahead. Most of my juices consist of some variation of celery, cucumber, romaine, or parsley and every single morning I have celery juice which has improved my health tremendously.
I love the idea of hacking my health holistically and, for me, that means constantly researching veggies, fruits, or supplements to add to my diet that will optimize my body. I recently fell down a rabbit hole of researching the benefits of beets and what I learned has almost converted me from a green juice lover to a red juice lover!
Beet juice is amazing for circulation. This makes it a wonderful drink to have before or after a workout. It is also a natural liver cleanser. So, if you have a few too many drinks one night, have a glass of fresh beet juice to help aid the liver in detoxification.
I also add carrots, blood orange, and ginger to my red juice. Carrots are incredible for the immune system due to their vitamin A & C content. Vitamin C will also give your skin a nice glow. Blood orange adds a delicious sweetness to the juice as well as adding a nice dose of antioxidants. Finally, I add ginger. Ginger works wonders for soothing an upset stomach. People have also claimed that daily ginger shots or adding ginger to their juices can help with weight management.
If the sugar content of this juice scares you, I hear you! I love the benefits of this juice so much that I have compromised by removing other higher glycemic foods from my diet. If you are someone who eats a lot of high glycemic and sugary foods, maybe swap some of that out for a juice like this. It will give you an energy boost from the natural sugars and your body will thank you.
Pro tip: Whether you are juicing fruits or vegetables, please make sure that they are organic! You don’t want to be drinking a glass full of pesticides and chemicals so shop organic or, even better, shop for produce at your local farmer’s market. I use an Omega juicer.
Are you a juicer? If so, what’s your favorite juice to make?