If you’ve never combined beets, apples, kale, lime, and ginger together in juice, you’re missing out!!

Beets are a root vegetable that grow in the ground. They come in colors such as white, red and yellow and beets can be eaten cooked or raw. Beets contain antioxidants and beets also contain nutrients like folate, fiber and manganese.

Today, I’ll be giving you my favorite way to consume beets: juice! I’ll be using my Nama J2 juicer for this recipe. Be sure to check our my J2 juicer review if you’re not familiar with Nama juicers!!

nama juicers

If you’re ready to try this juice recipe out, click here to watch our video!

Benefits of Drinking Beet Juice

Drinking beets juice is a good way for beets to be consumed since beets can be hard to chew or eat. Beet juice has different beets health benefits. Beets juice is known to be good for the liver, kidneys and gallbladder. As well beets can be used to reduce blood pressure and beet juice is also known to be good for digestion.

beets bunch

Beets are high in protein, fiber, iron and potassium. They increase stamina because of their high content of vitamin B1. Beet greens provide flavonoid anti-oxidants that fight carcinogens.

  • Lowers Blood Pressure – Beets contain magnesium which helps decrease blood pressure levels when added to the diet on a regular basis.
  • Healthy Digestive System – beets aid in moving food through the digestive system while providing healthy fiber that cleanses colon walls thus preventing colon cancer.
  • Lowers Cholesterol – beets contain insoluble fiber that lowers cholesterol by binding to bile acids and removing them from the body, helping to prevent heart disease, stroke and atherosclerosis. Beets also help reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol levels in the blood.
  • Heart Health – beets are rich in potassium which helps maintain normal blood pressure levels as well as healthy fluid balance in cells throughout the body. Potassium is vital for proper nerve function, especially the transmission of impulses between the brain and muscles as it keeps muscles strong and healthy.
  • Cancer Prevention – beets are rich in folate which is essential DNA synthesis and repair.

beets cut open

Why Is Purple Kale Good?

The purple color in kale comes from the antioxidant anthocyanin, which may help prevent cancer and heart disease. Darker colored leafy greens like kale also contain more nutrients than lighter green or yellow veggies. So eat up!

Kale is among the healthiest of all vegetables because it provides an impressive amount of vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and antioxidants. It’s considered a complete vegetable protein since one serving provides so much iron and calcium.

purple kale

Benefits of Lime & Its Juice

Limes are a citrus fruit that grow on trees. Limes can be eaten raw but most commonly limes are used as an ingredient in food and beets juice is particularly popular. There are beets health benefits from drinking beets juice using lime. The presence of vitamin C, pectin fiber and limonene in beets helps the body absorb iron which is good for those suffering from anemia, fatigue or weakness.

sliced limes

  • Heart Health – beets have been shown to protect against strokes and heart attacks because of their high potassium level, which reduces blood pressure and prevents calcium from accumulating in the arteries leading to atherosclerosis
  • Digestive Aid – beets contain dietary fiber as well as digestive enzymes like betaine which helps to relieve constipation and beets also help remove toxins from the body
  • Skin Health – beets contain zinc, which is good for maintaining healthy skin/scalp. Zinc deficiency can lead to hair loss. Beets are rich in B vitamins that nourish the skin and beets also have antioxidants which protect the skin from damaging free radicals.Limes are a citrus fruit that grow on trees. Limes can be eaten raw but most commonly limes are used as an ingredient in food and beets juice is particularly popular. There are beets health benefits from drinking beets juice using lime.

limes

What Does Ginger Do for the Body?

Ginger root, or ginger as it is more commonly known as, can be used to make beets juice. Ginger is a type of herb that comes from the ginger root plant. Ginger has beets health benefits because it contains anti-inflammatory properties and beets have been shown to reduce inflammation throughout the body. Beets, specifically beets juice with ginger, are one of many remedies for motion sickness and nausea.

ginger root

  • Nausea Relief – beets contain nutrients called betalains which help relieve nausea. The smell and taste of beets actually helps to ease stomach discomfort during bouts of nausea which reduces severity of symptoms associated with motion sickness or morning sickness in pregnant women. Drinking beets juice with lime will help to balance out the beets taste to be more appealing.
  • Anti-Inflammatory – beets juice has been known to be helpful in reducing pain and inflammation throughout the entire body, especially for those who suffer from arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. Ginger is a type of herb that comes from the ginger root plant. Ginger has beets health benefits because it contains anti-inflammatory properties and beets have been shown to reduce inflammation throughout the body. Beets, specifically beets juice with ginger, are one of many remedies for motion sickness and nausea.
  • Immunity Booster – beets contain vitamin C which helps boost immunity defenses against colds and flus as well as guard against skin damage associated with sun exposure.

Why Use Apples in Juice?

Apples are often used to make beets juice because apples and beets go well together. Apples give beets juice a sweet taste, while beets provide antioxidants and nutrients for the body. As beets contain betalains which helps reduce inflammation throughout the whole body, drinking beets with apple would be beneficial as apples also help reduce inflammation.

fresh apples

  • Antioxidant Action – beets and ginger both have anti-inflammatory properties that can increase immunity function of cells throughout the entire body. Beets help protect against diseases such as heart disease, cancer and cataracts because of beets antioxidant properties. Drinking beets juice with lime will help to balance out the beets taste to be more appealing.
  • Digestive Health – beets are good for the digestive tract because beets are known to be high in dietary fiber. Fiber helps move foods through the intestines quickly which prevents constipation, beets can also help prevent against colon cancer.
  • Bone Health – beets have been linked to improving bone health. Studies show that beets can reduce inflammation throughout the entire body, making beets juice with ginger a great option for those who suffer from osteoporosis or other bone-related diseases.

Watch Michael Make This Juice

Now that you know the benefits of these ingredients, you should definitely try this recipe! It’s sweet, flavorful, hides the beet flavor well, and gives a nice crisp taste!

heartbeet juice recipe

HeartBeet Juice

Michael Johnson
Crisp and sweet juice recipe that kids (and adults) will love!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
5 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Juices
Cuisine American
Servings 32 ounces

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 4-6 apples (we use fuji)
  • 1 bunch purple kale
  • 1 piece of ginger
  • 1 beet (small)
  • 1/2 lime (with peel)

Instructions
 

  • Combine all fruits and vegetables into hopper. Close lid.
    4-6 apples, 1 bunch purple kale, 1 piece of ginger, 1 beet, 1/2 lime
  • Turn juicer on and watch the pretty colors!
Keyword apple, beet, ginger, juice, kale, lime, red juice
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About Michael Johnson

I'm not your typical social-media vegan. I don't have washboard abs, I don't live on a beach, and I don't always eat a smoothie bowl for breakfast. However, I'm passionate about animals and love sharing insights & tips for those interested in going vegan! Learn more about why I decided to go vegan.