Today’s Juice: Funky Beets

IMG_7728Things were about to get funky. That’s sounds cool – but it really means I had some beets in my fridge that were reaching the end of their storage life. So I whipped out the juicer and started my mad science experiment:

4 beets
1 turnip
2 carrots
1 big romaine leaf
2 stalks of kale
1 radish
1/2 Meyer lemon
1/2 apple
handful of spinach


Though the beets and turnip had been around awhile, the rest of the ingredients arrived just yesterday in my CSA box. This juice was super funky fresh! Here’s a breakdown of some of the nutritional benefits (excerpted from The Juice Lady’s Guide to Juicing for Health):

  • Beet and carrot juice help with liver and gallbladder function.
  • Kale, spinach and romaine are good for cardiovascular and intestinal health.
  • Apple and lemon have antiviral properties.
  • Radish and turnip are both good for the lungs.

I drank down my magic elixir all at once (16 oz of juice). And now it’s time to do a little happy dance to the funky beets!