If you read my Day 3 juice fast journal, you’ll know that my beet juice caused quite the bathroom commotion, but despite that, I really did like the concoction – sweet but not overwhelming, and damn full of goodness for your body… and who doesn’t love goodness for their body?!
Granted, it took me a long time to get used to beets; years. That earthy taste and the awful mess they make (or that I make with them) just didn’t appeal to me but I kept at it, putting them in my mother’s breakfast juice recipe nearly every day. I would buy beets loose so as not to have the leaves to contend with (I knew they were good for you, but surely they were too strong to juice?) and my boyfriend always bought them with the leaves on… I would let them wilt and die.
Then, on Tuesday I found a page that reminded my how much I was missing out on for not juicing the beet greens too and I felt sufficiently guilty and wasteful; and, being on a juice fast, decided to give it a go. The result was a magical, wonderful pink juice! I’m finally in love with beets but can’t drink them alone, so here’s my beet juice concoction…
Ingredients (makes 1 liter)
… and feel the goodness surge through your body ; )