I love beet juices. I usually always have green juices but once in a while, or on a cleanse, it’s good to change it up and not only for its taste but to change nutrients and health benefits. This juice is made with raw beets, fennel bulb and apple, but also parsley, cucumber, lemon and ginger. The juice is so flavourful, refreshing and bright in colors. It’s a pure pleasure to drink it. And you know you are feeding your entire body with good nourishment.
Let’s look at some of the main ingredients.
Beets are highly nutritious root vegetables that are a great source of vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, sodium, iron, folate, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, and various B vitamins.
They are also very rich in antioxidants and phytochemical compounds. They get their deep red color from the betalain pigment, which has anti-properties. Beets are low in fat and calories but have the highest sugar content of all vegetables and are relatively high in .
This root vegetable has many health benefits. It is known to help reduce blood pressure; improves digestion and endurance; prevents anemia and respiratory problems; promotes heart health, bone health, immunity and liver detoxification; purifies the blood, reduces birth defects and has anti-cancer properties.
Not only the beet itself can be eaten but also the roots and leaves. They can be juiced or add to stir-fry for example.
Fennel is a Mediterranean plant that has a licorice-like flavor and many health benefits. All parts of the fennel plant, including the bulb, stalk, leaves, and seeds, are edible and can be eaten or juiced. Its nutrients are known to improve bone and heart health, digestion and immunity, and help reduce inflammation.
Apples are rich in vitamin C and an excellent source of potassium and vitamin K. They can help control blood sugar due to their polyphenols and reduce blood fat content. Apples also have the potential to balance bacteria int he digestive tract.
When selecting apples, look for organic firm, crisp apples. You don’t have to peel your apples. The skin is good to put in your juicer.
The other ingredients add other important nutrients. The parsley adds an amazing fresh taste and the cucumber dilutes it a bit and is also very hydrating. Lemon is alkaline forming and ginger adds a nice kick to the juice and support digestive and immune health. Overall, it’s an amazing, tasty juice good in multiple ways for your body.
Hope you enjoy it.
Beet Fennel Apple Juice
- 1 large beet, cut into chunks
- 1 apple, cored and chopped
- ½ fennel bulb
- Small bunch parsley
- ½ English cucumber or 2-3 stalks celery
- ½ lemon, peeled
- 1” ginger
- Put every ingredients to your juicer and enjoy immediately.