Beets have always been a favorite for me, whether it’s eating them as beet chips, roasted beets in a bowl, or pickled beets in a salad, there are so many different ways to be able to enjoy this root vegetable.
They are known to be a strong source of folate, potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. The recipe below is one of my most favorite juices, so if you’re looking for a refreshing drink, I highly suggest making this!
The ingredients are pretty simple but I wanted to note that if you can purchase organic when possible that would be ideal. Obviously I know that organic everything can get very expensive unfortunately so please make sure you reference the Dirty Dozen list, published by the Environmental Working Group, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that conducts breakthrough research and education that empowers people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment.
The Dirty Dozen list is a list of crops that farmers are more likely to use pesticides on. The fruits and veggies listed have the highest amount of pesticide residue. On the other hand, also please make note of what fruits and veggies are listed on the Clean 15 list, which have the least amount of pesticide residue.
Anti-Inflammatory Beet and Carrot Juice
- 2 beets
- 1 small apple
- 2 carrots
- 3 celery stalks
- squeeze of lemon
- 1/2 inch ginger