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Beetroot Juice Recipe (2 Ways) + Best Combinations

Here is an easy beetroot juice recipe that will help you get maximum benefits from beets. From immune system boosting, blood purifying and liver protecting benefits to anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and skin healing properties this beet juice is one of the best veggie juice blend or healthy beverage you can make at home.

You can easily make this beet juice recipe by using a blender or a juicer. In this post, I’m showing both options with steb by step instructions plus optimal beet juice combinations to try.

Picture showing fresh beetroot juice served in two glasses with straws and garnished with a slice of lemon.
Beet Juice In a Glass.

For quick swipe-able info check this beetroot juice web-story.

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Beetroot Juice Recipe Overview

For optimal health benefits, beetroots should ideally be consumed in their raw state. This can be achieved either by making a vibrant beet juice or a rich beetroot smoothie (with its fiber content it can aid in colon cleanse and liver detox).

For nutrient variation, I’m alternating my beet juice with cabbage juice, celery juice, or a green anti-inflammatory juice. Or a combination of those, depending on what I have in the fridge at the time.

In this specific beet juice recipe, we’ll combine beetroot juice, carrot juice, apple, ginger, and lemon. This combination works in synergy and helps increase the bioavailability of multiple vitamins and nutrients that otherwise would be harder to assimilate.

The preparation methods, either using a blender or a juicer, are detailed below.

You might also like these anti-inflammatory green smoothie recipes.

Picture showing the ingredients used in this beetroot juice recipe: Whole beets carrots apple lemon ginger prepared for juicing.
Ingredients for Beet Juice: apple beet carrot ginger and lemon.

Beet Juice Ingredients And Their Benefits

  • Beets – provide some impressive health benefits, they are good sources of folate, potassium, vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants, as well as nitrates. (You can also add the green tops if you like, for extra nutrients). Additionally for keeping the fiber, incorporate more beets into your healthy diet through beetroot salads or soup and some fermented beetroot for your gut flora diversity.
  • Carrots – the simultaneous use of iron (present in beets) and vitamin A (present in carrots) seems to be more effective to prevent iron deficiency (anemia) than the use of these micronutrients alone. (Don’t use baby carrots, they are actually regular cut carrots, washed in a chlorine solution ment for longer storage).
  • Apple – is a good source of several antioxidants, including quercetin, catechin, and chlorogenic plus they are packed with Vitamin C, K, and potassium. Some of the antioxidants in apples may also slow down absorption of sugars present in the juice, which prevents any sugar spike.
Chopped beets carrots apple ginger and lemon on a board ready to be juiced in a blender or juicer.
Chopped carrots apples beets lemon and ginger prepared for juicing.
  • Lemon (the juice only) – the Vitamin C form lemon juice will increase the bioavailability of iron present in beets.
  • Ginger – has powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-diabetic properties as it able to lower blood sugar levels. Moreover ginger is a powerful anti-bacterial and antiviral agent which further improves the juice potency. Ginger will also help with nausea if you have a difficult time drinking vegetable juices. (Use peeled or unpeeled ginger, it’s up to you).
Beet juice blend in a glass, ready to be served.
Apple beet carrot juice with ginger and lemon.

How To Make Beetroot Juice With A Blender

If you don’t want to invest in a good juicer, you can make the beetroot juice with a blender (I use my Ninja blender, because I prefer a glass pitcher not plastic), a nut milk bag and a tall container.

Steps For Making Beet Juice Without a Juicer:

Step 1: Prepare The Ingredients:

  • Wash, peel and cut the vegetables into smaller chunks for an easier blending.
Process shots showing prepared ingredients for beet juice: chopped beetroot, carrots, apple, lemon and ginger added to a blender.
Prepared chopped carrots, apple, beets, lemon and ginger to be mixed in a blender.

Step 2. Blend:

  • To make the juice with beetroot you just need to blend all ingredients in the blender with some water (enough to help things moving). Check the recipe card below for measurements.
Process shots showing how to blend beetroot and other veggies in a blender to make the beetroot juice.
Blending the veggies in the blender.
Blended juice of beets, apple, carrot ginger and lemon in a blender ready to be squeezed, showing the smooth texture.
Beet Juice In a Blender.

Step 3. Strain:

  • Place the nut milk bag on the top of a container and pour the beet juice through it.
Process shots showing how the beet juice is made in a blender: the blended beetroot and veggie mix is being poured through a mesh bag and showing how is being squeezed.
Pour the beetroot juice through a mesh bag.
  • Squeeze with your hands as much juice as you can until you get all the beet and veggie juice out.
Process shot showing how to properly squeeze the beet juice through a nut milk bag into a container.
Squeeze the juice as much as you can.
Freshly squeezed beet juice with apple and carrots in a container.
Freshly squeezed beet juice.

How To Make Beet Juice With A Juicer

  • Start by washing and peeling your beets and other ingredients, if necessary.
  • Next, cut them into chunks that will fit comfortably inside your juicer.
  • Once your ingredients are ready, feed them through the juicer one at a time, starting with the thicker pieces first to help push out the juice. You can discard the pulp or save it to add to other recipes, such as beet crackers.
  • Finally, pour your fresh beet juice blend into a clean glass or bottle and enjoy!
Beet juice made with a juicer.
Beet juice made with a juicer

Best Juicer For Beets

The best juicer for beets is the one which has the ability to extract the highest amounts of nutrients, preserve enzymes and with less oxidation in the juicing process. And for this, masticating juicers are often considered the best, as they yield a dryer pulp and more juice (they are also referred as cold press juicers or slow juicers). The vertical masticating juicers are probably the most convenient as they have a compact design and will occupy less space in your kitchen and the one I’m using is metal free.

Homemade fresh beetroot juice with carrots apple ginger and lemon.
Beetroot juice with carrot, apple, ginger and lemon.

Tips To Juice Beets

  1. Choose Your Beets Wisely: Smaller beets tend to be sweeter and juicier. Juice your beets soon after purchase. Fresh beets yield more juice and have a better flavor. Buy organic (less pesticides).
  2. Prep In Advance: for a smoother juicing process, consider pre-cutting and peeling your beets, carrots, and apples beforehand, keeping them in a sealed container for convenience. Proper storing will ensure they stay fresh longer.
  3. Juice mixes: The addition of apple and lemon cuts the edge of bitter veggies and makes the juice taste better but try not to add other fruits. Mixing fruits and veggies can cause gas, because fruit digests faster and uses different digestive enzymes. 
  4. Boost the nutritional profile: To enhance the nutritional value of your beet juice, consider adding leafy greens. The calcium in greens will get easily absorbed when combined with Iron (from beets) and Vitamin C present in the juice.
Freshly juiced beetroot juice served in a glass with a lemon wedge and a straw.

Best Beetroot Juice Combinations

  1. Beetroot, Carrot, and Cucumber Juice: The neutral taste of cucumber and the sweet taste of carrot help mellow out the strong earthy taste of beetroot, creating a balanced flavor profile.
  2. Beetroot, Green Apple, and Kale Juice: The tartness of green apple and the slightly bitter taste of kale work well with the earthy flavor of beetroot.
  3. Beetroot, Swiss Chard, Broccoli Stem, and Apple Juice: This nutrient-packed blend brings together the rich, earthy flavors of beetroot and the subtle bitterness of Swiss chard with the robust, green taste of broccoli stems. This combination is not only well balanced but also provides a range of health benefits, including enhanced digestion and boosted immunity.
  4. Beetroot, Pomegranate, and Lime Juice: Pomegranate’s natural sweetness and the tanginess of lime make this beetroot juice combo a tasty iron-rich juice.
  5. Beetroot, Apple, Celery, and Ginger Juice: beetroot’s earthy notes, apple’s sweet crispness, celery’s refreshing taste, and ginger’s invigorating spice, results in a balanced, nutrition-dense juice that wakes up the taste buds while promoting health.
  6. Beetroot, Parsley, Dandelions, and Apple Juice: This revitalizing juice is a fusion of earthy beetroot, zesty parsley, subtly bitter dandelions, and sweet apple. It’s a well-rounded, nutrient-dense concoction, offering improved heart health, enhanced immune function, and better digestion.
  7. Beetroot, Bell Pepper, and Cilantro Juice: This unique blend offers the cardiovascular benefits of beetroot, the immune-boosting properties of bell pepper, and the digestive health support from cilantro.
  8. Beetroot, Apple, Mint, and Turmeric Juice: a healthful blend that offers a range of benefits, from anti-inflammatory properties to digestive support. The apple adds a hint of sweetness, while the mint provides a cooling note to contrast with the warmth of turmeric, all making for a well-rounded and delicious juice.

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Beet Juice FAQs

What are the benefits of drinking beet juice regularly?

Some of the potential benefits of regularly consuming beet juice include improved heart health, better blood sugar control, enhanced energy levels, and better overall digestive function. Additionally, beet juice may help improve skin health, reduce inflammation, and support weight loss efforts.

Who should not drink beet juice?

People with certain medical conditions, such as serious kidney disease, or a very low blood presuure, should consult their doctor before drinking beet juice. Additionally, beet juice may interact with certain medications, including blood thinners and diabetes medications.

When is the best time to drink a beet juice?

Drinking beet juice improves oxygenation and blood flow which in turn would improve the muscular function, making you feel more energetic. Therefore the best time to drink beet juice is in the morning, on an empty stomach in order to improve absorption.

How much beetroot juice should I drink per day?

The recommended amount of beet juice that you should consume on a daily basis will vary depending on your individual health and fitness goals. In general, it is recommended that adults drink no more 1-2 cups of beet juice per day on its own.

Are Beet Powder Capsules As Good As Beet Juice?

Most of those health benefits mentioned in studied were achieved while consuming beet juice and not powders. Since the nutritional benefits tend to decrease from oxidation and longer storage, the best way to consume beets is raw and fresh. Even if you choose to consume freeze dried beet powder (always check for supplement quality), some nutrients are lost during the freeze-drying process. But still it’s better than nothing.

How much beet juice is safe?

Some doctors recomend no more than 200 ml (0.8 cups) of pure beetroot drink per day. And the course to be limited to two weeks in a row, and then take a break. Sensitive people and those who never tried beet juice before, are recomended to start with 50 ml (0.2 cups) per day or mix with other juices and drink in diluted form.

What are the best beet juice combinations?

You can mix beetroot juice with apple, grapefruit, orange, celery, cabbage, carrot or pumpkin.

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Beet juice in a glass.
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Beetroot Juice Recipe (Blender And Juicer) + Best Combinations

A beetroot juice recipe that will help you get maximum benefits from beets. Whether you're using a blender or juicer, creating this beetroot juice recipe you can access all these nutrients in a simple, easily digested and assimilated form. Explore the wonderful world of beetroot juices and the best combinations you can create.
Prep Time8 minutes
Blend And Squeez3 minutes
Total Time11 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Clean Eating
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 117.8kcal
Author: HealthyTasteOfLife
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Ingredients
 

  • 1 medium beet - washed, peeled
  • 1 medium carrots - washed, peeled
  • 1 large apple - washed
  • inch ginger - washed, peeled
  • 1/2 lemon - the juice

Instructions
 

Prepare the Ingredients

  • Wash and peel (you can leave the skin if you want), cut into smaller chunks for an easier blending.

Make The Beetroot Juice With A Blender

  • Place all ingredients in the blender (I use my Ninja blender) with some water (just enough to help blend -about 3/4 – 1 cup), squeeze the lemon juice, cover and start your blender.
  • Place the nut milk bag on the top of a container and pour the juice through it. Squeeze with your hands as much as you can until you get all the juice out.
    Enjoy immediately, the longer the beet juice sits the faster it looses the nutrients.

How To Make Beet Juice With A Juicer

  • Start by washing and peeling your beets and other ingredients, if necessary.
    Next, cut them into chunks that will fit comfortably inside your juicer. Personally I'm using a cheap masticating juicer for optical juice extraction.
  • Once your ingredients are ready, feed them through the juicer one at a time, starting with the thicker pieces first to help push out the juice. You can discard the pulp or save it to add to other recipes, such as beet crackers.
  • Finally, pour your fresh beet juice blend into a clean glass or bottle and enjoy!

Notes

The recipe makes about 20 oz (600ml) of beetroot juice (actually it’s a blend of juice and water). If you plan to drink the juice later, store it in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator and consume within one day not later.
What’s the best time to drinks beet juice: first thing in the morning 1.5 hours before breakfast or around 5pm. According to body’s natural rhythm that’s the time when the blood delivers useable nutrients to all tissues. 
 
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Nutrition

Serving: 10oz | Calories: 117.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.2g | Protein: 2.1g | Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 98.4mg | Potassium: 576.9mg | Fiber: 6.4g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 174.8IU | Vitamin C: 31.2mg | Calcium: 4.2mg | Iron: 5mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.

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This Beetroot Juice Recipe is one of the Best Beet Juice Blend that you can make in 10 minutes without a juicer. The right combination of beets carrots apple ginger and lemon will provide maximum health benefits. This beet juice is great for high blood pressure, liver cleanse, detox, pregnancy anemia, energy boost, cancer and skin health.  #beetjuice #beetrootjuice #recipe #carrot #ginger #apple #lemon #benefits #healthy

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Recipe Rating




LA

Saturday 2nd of December 2023

Just got a juice/blender. Thank you for your passion, dedication and extensive knowledge on beets & beet roots and those wonderful recipes! This reading is so impactful, clear, and mostly very helpful to the newbies and the experienced. I hope many will find your masterpiece! Be blessed!

Paul

Tuesday 7th of November 2023

Also taste great!

Melissa

Tuesday 25th of October 2022

I used This very combination but instead of apples (didn’t have on hand) I used celery. I also Used more ginger than the recipe so it was a bit (hot) but It was very good! I’m new to juicing and love to use natural ways to stay healthy, especially during these times. I will Be taking a shot a few times a day to stay healthy during the winter season!

HealthyTasteOfLife

Friday 28th of October 2022

I'm glad you found your own alternatives, celery is another great vegetable for juicing... and experimenting is a great way of finding your own preferences in taste.

Jay

Monday 10th of October 2022

Can I use an orange instead of a lemon

HealthyTasteOfLife

Wednesday 12th of October 2022

Sure, if you don't mind the sugar in the orange.

Paul Felix

Sunday 19th of December 2021

Wow, that's great stuff, the beetroot juice and apple, ginger, lemon, and carrots are the best, I am totally happy with this recipe and combination of organic ingredients. I actually felt my sensory nerve response the moment I drunk it. Wow...this is fantastic and energizing.