Thursday, June 28, 2012

Beet Carrot Apple Juice

Recently I've been making fresh juices, using my Vitamix. I know it's not quite the same as drinking juice from a juicer, but I am making due with what I have, and I have to say it's been pretty tasty! I've made about 5 different concoctions so far, and this Beet Carrot Apple Juice has been by far my favorite.
Basically you start with these simple, fresh ingredients...
Blend them in the Vitamix, strain them through a nut milk bag, and your juice is ready! Here is the process in a nutshell.
Since I am using a Vitamix, not a juicer, I need to add some water too, which is fine, because that equals more juice for me to drink (and it doesn't taste too watered down to me at all)! This recipe makes two servings, so I save one for later, in a canning jar in the fridge.
I like to drink the freshly made one in a chilled glass with a few ice cubes- I prefer my juice ice-cold! This process definitely takes some time, and has a good amount of clean-up involved, but it helps that it makes TWO servings, not just one.

I had a little helper who came out back to watch me shoot photos... but she soon found a "comfy" bed to lay on and heat up in (aka, our grill cover that had blown off). I don't know how she could stand it- it was already at least 80 degrees outside.
Beet Carrot Apple Juice
Makes 2 servings (about 4 cups)

Ingredients:
2 beets, peeled and quartered
2 apples, quartered and cored
4 carrots, halved
Juice from one lemon
1/2 inch of ginger (or more, if you prefer)
2 cups water

Directions:
Place all ingredients in the Vitamix, blend on full speed 1-2 minutes. Strain through a nut milk bag, into a large bowl. Squeeze to release all excess juices. Serve in a chilled glass and enjoy!

Note: If you do not have a high-powered blender, like a Vitamix, I am not sure how well these ingredients would blend up, to make a juice. Please let me know if you try!
I plan on making lots more fresh juices throughout the summer- and will hopefully be back to share a few more favorite combinations!

6 comments:

  1. whenever i see juices or smoothies with beets, i am so intrigued by the color and wonder about the flavor. i love beets and this sounds like the perfect recipe to try ;)

    ps- missed you all these months!

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  2. Caitlin, I definitely recommend it! The apples help give it a little more sweetness too.
    Thanks- I always miss blogging when I leave it for awhile :)

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  3. what a gorgeous looking juice mariah! i love the combination of beets, apple & ginger but only ever indulge when i'm passing by a juice bar -- which is not that often given that i need to travel to 4 hours to find one!

    glad to see you back in blog land action! :)

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  4. Thanks Jess! I luckily have juice bars not too far from me, but it's much more inexpensive when I make it myself, so I try to do that most of the time... sometimes it's just nice to have someone else do the work for you though :)

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  5. This looks great, I love beets in juice. Your pup is adorable.

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  6. The juice looks and sounds divine! I can't wait to try it. Thank you for showing how to make it.

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