Juice of the Month: Just Beet-It Beauty

1 Apr

Happy April everyone! My “Just Beet-It Beauty Juice” is going to help you consume veggies you normally wouldn’t like (I hate the taste of beets), but are now able to consume with the help of this recipe!

First off, no one warned me so I must warn you: when you peel a beet, WEAR GLOVES or else get red stained hands for the rest of the day. All right, vent over… on to the benefits!

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Beet roots aren’t really talked about, and I’ve never personally seen them even offered on a restaurant menu, but the benefits to this vegetable are amazing! If you have high blood pressure, add beets to your juices (cheaper than meds) and watch the numbers go down. Beets also reduce chronic inflammation and give you stamina while working out. Your muscles will receive more oxygenation, helping you go longer during physical activity. I would suggest this drink before a work out or in between.

Did you know apples prevent more than just a cold? They even prevent breast cancer according to studies conducted by Cornell researcher Rui Hai Liu. Apples prevent strokes, so those of you with heart conditions… take heart! It’s no wonder researchers at FSU consider the apple a “miracle fruit.”

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On to the greens! Kale is a super food in my eyes, and a perfect addition to ALL of your vegetable juices. The reason I love Kale the best is because it is considered the most nutrient dense green on earth! Can you believe just one cup of Kale contains Vitamins A, K, C, B6, Manganese, Calcium, Copper, Potassium and Magnesium? Kale also prevents bone fractures and promotes healthy skin and hair. The “Beauty” part of this juice, indeed.

Mint leaves are not just for mojitos (now I want one) but they make a great addition to any juice along with stevia and lime. They taste great, but their benefits are great for those of you that suffer from stomach problems and allergies. Mint leaves have been proven to relieve seasonal allergies, soothe a sore throat and treat IBS.

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There you have it! If you need to sweeten this recipe up, a stevia or two will do just the trick. Remember you’re gaining a lot of benefits from this recipe, so don’t be afraid to go out and purchase beets! That strange plant is going to help you in the long run.

Drink up, until next month!

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