For the beetroot lovers, this is a minty, tangy twist to beetroot juice.
Beetroot, also known as beets, is a nutrition powerhouse – packed with folate, potassium, manganese, magnesium and vitamin C. It is renowned for it’s liver cleansing properties – anything that can help our liver detox has got to be good, right! There is also some evidence to show that drinking beetroot juice may even help to lower blood pressure due to its nitrate content. It is high in fibre too, but we’ll be removing most of the fibre when we juice.
Beetroot leaves are very nutritious and tasty too so if your beetroots come with leaves add them into your juice!
Thanks to betacyanin, which is the compound that gives beetroot its deep red colour, some people experience beeturia, a pink colour in the urine and stool. Don’t worry – it’s harmless!
If you have ever cooked with beetroot, you probably know that it stains your hands! You can rub the squeezed lemon on your hands to help to remove the stains.
Now…let’s get juicing!
Beetroot, Mint and Lemon Juice
Serves: 1 glass
Preparation: 5 minutes
What you need:
- 1 medium sized beetroot
- half a lemon, seeds removed
- a handful of mint leaves
Steps to this 5 minute recipe:
- Rinse beetroot thoroughly and cut into pieces
- Juice beetroot, throwing in the mint leaves intermittently
- Squeeze lemon into juice
- Serve chilled or iced, topped with a sprig of mint.