1/14/2015

EARLY MORNING REGIMEN II: CARROT & BEETROOT JUICE

This is one juice combination I have fallen in love with. After ordering it a number of times from a local smoothie store, I decided it was time to create this at home and save some money. More interestingly, I did this the traditional way without a juicer. It took me slightly longer to prepare, but in total I spent about 10 minutes. Before I share the recipe, here are some facts about Carrots and Beets.
Beetroots are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (essential for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas). Beets also contain the B vitamin folate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defects. Betacyanin, the pigment that gives beetroot its colour, is also an antioxidant. Antioxidants are believed to help reduce the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, in turn protecting artery walls and reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke. Because of its high fiber content, beetroot helps to prevent constipation and promote regularity for a healthy digestive tract. Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A. Carrots also contain fiber, vitamin K, potassium, folate, manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, vitamin E and zinc. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene which has been shown to promote eye health and protect against macular degeneration and senile cataracts. The antioxidants and phytochemicals in carrots may also help with blood sugar regulation, delay the effects of aging, and improve immune function.

Ingredient
2 large Carrots
1 beetroot
1 apple
1/4 of a ginger root (optional)

Preparation
Using a Juicer: Rinse off ingredients, chop up into smaller pieces as necessary, put into juicer. Pour into a glass and enjoy

Using a Blender: Chop up ingredients into small pieces, place into blender and blend until mixture is smooth. Get a bowl and sift. Pour mixture into the sift and allow liquid to drain. Squeeze mixture until all liquid is drained into the bowl. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

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