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No juicer needed to make this gorgeous fuschia red juice! All you need is a blender, a nut milk bag (cheesecloth or kitchen towel), and fresh produce! This Blender Beet Juice is made with beets, strawberries, carrots, green apple, clementine, lemon, and ginger for a healthy homemade juice the whole family will enjoy with no added sugar!
Beets. You either love them or hate them. Admittedly I used to be a hater with a capital H. But after learning about what a bad a** veggie beets are, I was determined to keep trying. And I’m not a quitter, so here I am- sharing a beet filled juice with you happily reporting I’ve been converted into a beet lover.
My journey with beets was certainly not love at first taste. Nope. It was one of those relationships where we were in the friendzone for quite sometime before our love began to blossom. It took some time, and some darn good beet juice to make me take notice, but once I did- there was no forgetting. Beet juice was where my love for beets started, but also they are fantastic for an energy boost and pre-workout drink, so I thought it was about time for me to pay it forward to all you non-beet lovers, and share a beet juice recipe on my blog!
Like my Blender Green Juice, this Blender Beet Juice is simple, light. This juice isn’t so beet-y that you won’t come back for more. It’s sweet yet savory and I’ll bet by the end of the bottle you’ll be saying, “huh. that was actually pretty tasty!”.
Now, as I write this post, we are in the middle of an unprecedented time, Corona Virus. So my goal while making this Blender Beet Juice was to keep it simple, but also offer a way to get more immune boosting produce in your diet, without having to buy a juicer. I imagine most of us have a blender of some kind. If you haven’t used it in a while, go ahead and dust it off and give this homemade juice a try!
For the savory side, I’ve added beets and carrots. And for the sweet side, and I always gravitate more toward sweet juice, I chose green apple, strawberries, and clementine. For a little spice and tang, I added some lemon juice and a small piece of fresh ginger. When blended all together, it’s totally fab!
The other thing you’ll need when making this Blender Beet Juice is a nut milk bag, cheesecloth, or even a thin kitchen towel- less preferred but you can make it work. (If you do decide to order a nut milk bag, be sure to use code ‘littlevittles’ for 10% off!). You simply chop your produce, throw it in your blender, add water and blend until smooth. Then, using your nut milk bag you’ll strain your juice to get all of the pulp out. Squeeze all the liquid and be sure to get every last drop. That’s it!
Unlike my Blender Green Juice, you’re hands will stain from the beets but it goes away quickly. You can wear gloves too if you’d like, but I didn’t mind pretty pink hands for a bit 🙂 If you try this beet juice, please comment below and don’t forget to share with me on Instagram or Facebook @HealthyLittleVittles #healthylittlevittles. Sending you lots of well wishes and hugs!
Wash all produce. Add the water to the blender.
Chop the apples, beets, and carrots and place them in your blender. Cut the tops off the strawberries and add them to the blender.
Peel the clementines and ginger and add to the blender.
Squeeze the lemon juice into your blender.
Blend on high for about 1 minute until smooth and no chunks are left.
Place the nut milk bag (or cheesecloth/thin kitchen towel) over a large bowl/measuring cup and carefully pour the juice into the bag.
Squeeze all of the liquid out of the pulp into the bowl.
Store any leftover juice in the fridge for a few days.
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** this juice will stain your hands but shouldn't stain your blender or nut milk bag.