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This juice is a delight, full bodied but not overpowering. You can literally feel TONS of nutrients entering your system as you drink!
The gold beets are not quite as bitter and strong tasting as the red ones, and is still a powerful superfood.
Remember to drink slowly, releasing the saliva that begins the digestive process.
- 1 med Golden beet (or 3 baby)
- 2-3 med carrots
- 1/4 head cabbage (can substitute2 cup size chunks of cauliflower or 1 med-lg potato)
- 1 lemon
- 1/2 tsp size pc. turmeric root (to taste)
- 1/2 tsp size ginger (optional – to taste)
I cut off the tops and just the long skinny part of the beet root, then peel just the top part of the beet to get the darkest part off of the skin, and scrub the rest (where I peel red beets to reduce the bitter ‘dirt’ flavor).
Also I have added an optional 1/2 orange bell pepper and mint for some great enhancements!
Carrots are a wonderful source of potassium and cartenoids. They are the richest plant source of vitamin A.
Apples contain enzymes that help with digestion, and antioxidants that help to raise “good” cholesterol
Celery contains among other things, calcium, folate (from which our bodies make folic acid), vitamin K, vitamin C, flavonoids, and polysaccharides. These and the plethora of other micronutrients in celery help to fight inflammation.
Cabbage has the highest amount of some of the most powerful antioxidants found in cruciferous vegetables; phytonutrients like lutein, isothiocyanates, zeaxanthin, thiocyanates, and sulforaphane that stimulate detoxifying enzymes. Research has shown that these compounds help lower the LDL (low-density lipoprotein) or “bad cholesterol” levels, and protect against breast, colon, and prostate cancers.
Sweet Pepper contains cartenoids, vitamin C, several phytochemicals and carotenoids, especially beta-carotene, all with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Ginger root reduces nausea, inflammation, relieves heartburn relief, helps digestion and may help to boost the body’s metabolism.
Turmeric root is great for the brain, eyes, supports the liver and makes skin healthier, and increases the body’s ability to produce it’s own powerful anti-oxidants.
So if you’re not juicing by now and just thinking how good this would be, read this post so you can decide the best type of juicer for you.