Berry Red Beet Juice

It’s no secret, we are a beet-loving family.  I grew up eating them, and we often include them in our meals in a very simple way – usually boiled and served with a drizzle of olive oil.  My son loves them so much as well, which is so awesome since we can’t deny the amazing health benefits.

Beet Juice

Beets have been used in folk remedies for centuries, and the main reason being that they are loaded with betanin, an amazing antioxidant.  Their intense, deep red colour is not only gorgeous to look at, but shows how loaded they are with antioxidants. They are a wonderful tonic for the liver, working as a purifier for the blood.  Besides all of this, they are loaded with many other minerals and vitamins and taste delicious.  They work especially well with berries in smoothies or juices, as well as citrus and greens.  I’ve made many different beet juice concoctions, but my son simply loves this one!  Beets are naturally very sweet and moist, which makes them ideal for incorporating in a variety of beet dishes, desserts, or juices.

Beet Juice

I don’t know about you, but I can barely keep my eyes open past 9:00pm and this weekend was a jam-packed party.  We celebrated two friends’ birthdays last night, and we were home in the wee hours.  I was so exhausted today and I notice that I always crave fresh juice when I’m low on energy.  The energy boost from nutritious juices always seems to amaze me.  I felt so much better after having a tall glass of my Berry Red Beet Juice today.  

So I’ll be spending the rest of my Sunday with pink-stained hands.  Have a great rest of the weekend, everyone!

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Beet Juice

Berry Red Beet Juice

Yield: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 organic beets
  • 8 organic strawberries
  • 1 organic orange

Instructions

  1. Wash the beets, strawberries and orange.
  2. Cut the greens off the strawberries, and slice the beets and orange into quarters.
  3. Place all ingredients through your juicer.
  4. Serve and drink right away.
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Beet Juice

Beet Juice

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Healthy Juicing Magazine

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I am really excited to share with you all the latest copy of Healthy Juicing Magazine which yours truly contributed to this month!

Check out page 35!  Lots of other great recipes in this issue as well.

http://healthyjuicingmagazine.com/HJissue13.pdf

Enjoy!

Sophia x

Fresh Fig & Arugula Salad

I am in fig heaven.  Does a more divine, sweet, and delicate fruit exist?  They must truly be the food of the gods.  Besides being so delicious, they are incredibly healthy and detoxifying.  I adore them fresh this time of year, but be sure to eat them within a day or two of buying because they are very delicate and will not last more than that.

Fresh Fig & Arugula Salad Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups arugula, rinsed and dried
  • 4 fresh black figs, gently washed and quartered (with skins on, stem removed)
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, combine arugula, olive oil, vinegar, molasses, pine nuts and salt and pepper.  Toss to combine.
  • Separate into serving bowls and top with quartered figs.
  • Enjoy!

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Ultimate Green Detoxifying Juice

Here is a fresh juice recipe that is filled with naturally detoxifying ingredients.  When you see something this green, it’s just bursting with nutrients!
One of the ingredients in this juice is spirulina.  Here’s the dirt on spirulina.  I just recently discovered this amazing superfood.  It is a natural algae powder which is very high in protein and other nutrients.  Yes, it tastes like the bottom of a pond, but with some fresh fruit and vegetables, I promise, you won’t even notice!  If that doesn’t convince you, you should know that spirulina is very high in antioxidants, which fight free radicals in your body and by doing so, help prevent cancers and other diseases.  You can pick it up at any of your local health food stores.

So, let’s get juicing!

Green Detox Juice

Ultimate Green Detoxifying Juice Recipe

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb kale (just about 1/2 a bunch)
  • 2 pears, sliced in half
  • 1/2 of a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon spirulina powder

Directions:

  • Process all ingredients in your juicer.
  • Stir in 1 teaspoon of spirulina.
  • Serve and drink immediately.
  • Enjoy this incredibly healthy juice.