Forget the energy drinks and forget the coffee! Here’s a better way to boost your drive. Try this delicious sweet juice to kick start your mornings.
For a hint of green color and even more nutrients, juice some spinach or kale leaves with the other ingredients, if desired.
3 large carrots
1-inch piece fresh ginger
Handful of spinach or kale leaves, stemmed (optional)
Wash the ingredients well, then cut them up as needed to fit through the chute of your juicer. Juice the ingredients in the order listed according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Serve immediately. Serves 1.
Health Benefits of Eating Beets:
Beets are nature’s Viagra – need I say more??
Beets are high in many vitamins and minerals and especially good for women who are pregnant
Beets cleanse the body
Beets are used as a stomach acid tester
Beets are a high source of energy
Beets help your mental health
Here’s some interesting tips on beets that will allow for a most nutritious and freshest juice!
Beets are available year-round but are at their best in late summer and autumn. Look for firm, rounded vegetables with smooth skins and no noticeable bruising. Fresh beets, sold in bunches, should have the greens attached and 1 to 2 inches of root end, which looks like a tail. Do not buy beets with wilted, browning leaves—the leafy greens indicate the freshness of the beets. If the greens have been trimmed, look for bunches with at least 2 inches of stem still attached.
Cut the greens from the beets as soon as you get home, leaving 1 to 2 inches of stem attached. The beets will not spoil if left at cool room temperature for a few days, but they do best when refrigerated for up to 10 days. If they turn soft, discard them. Beet greens should be washed and cooked on the day you buy them. They do not keep well; if necessary, however, they may be put, unwashed, into a perforated plastic bag and refrigerated overnight.
When working with red and pink beets, be prepared for beet-red stains on your hands and counter tops. Because the color is difficult to remove from wood or plastic surfaces, you may want to work on waxed paper and wear gloves.
Have fun and enjoy!