One thing I have been loving lately is having a more consistent regimen of fresh juice in the morning. It’s such a great way to start the day, and it feels good to know that you already got a giant dose of fruits and veggies in your system. It’s been amazing to be near so many more fresh juice spots here in Nashville. So I’ve been taking advantage of that perk whenever I can as well. I had an amazing beet juice the other day, and it got me thinking that I should switch out my usual green juice in the morning for a beet-based juice every now and then to shake things up a bit. Beets can be a little messy to work with since they stain clothing and skin so easily, but they are so good (and good for you!) that it’s worth the risk! And in case you’re wondering, this juice doesn’t really have anything to do with The Go-Go’s, puns just make me laugh…
We Got the Beet Juice, serves 2.
2 peeled beets
1 orange (rind removed)
3 sticks of celery
1″ ginger root
Prepare all your juice items and cut the bigger items into sizes that are small enough to fit into the opening of your juicer (I usually have to cut the beets and large apples into quarters). One thing I would totally recommend is to prepare all your ingredients the night before you prepare the juice. The prep work of juicing is definitely the most time consuming, so it’s great to already have everything peeled/cut in a container in the fridge so you can get right to juicing in the morning. Also, some people like to keep certain skins on fruit and veggies for the nutrients in the skin, so feel free to leave on or take off whichever skins you want. I usually peel citrus fruits since the rinds make the juice really bitter, and the skin of the beet really adds to the earthy taste, so I usually remove those.
You’ll notice I’m wearing gloves when handling the beets. They stain so easily, so it’s a good way to avoid contact and you can clean all the beet juice off of things without worrying about it. Definitely be careful if you have light countertops that stain. Use a really big cutting board to avoid juice stains.
How beautiful is that juice?? I love the bright pink foam on the top as well. This juice is hearty enough to keep you full for a while, but light enough to be perfect for a morning drink. As always with juice, you can vary the taste easily by adding more or less of any one ingredient, but it’s always amusing to me how different even the same exact recipe can taste just based on the particular crop of veggies you use. Think you’re ready for a new tasty, healthy, morning routine?? xo. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.
Looks amazing! I love beet juice!
favorite juice ever! i was introduced to this 20 years ago. i was offered a sample at a farmers market and i was hooked! went right out and got a juicer and a fridge full of veg. it’s so so good!
i think that was the first time i ever had ginger root too.
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Where are your ceramic storage containers from? I love the wooden lids!
Is that straw metal? Where can I find one of those?
I’m super intrigued and may have to give this a try!
Love beet & ginger juiced – so good! Could you tell me where you got the bent metal straw? Thanks so much!
I have had a Breville juicer for a few years (I think it was around $200 five years ago) and it’s a great starting juicer. The pulp is pretty wet though, which it wouldn’t be on a top of the line juicer (good ones have really dry pulp left in the machine), but it’s a good one to get started!
I hear ya! I hate it too, but it’s so good for me that it’s worth it!
It’s raw, usually you juice fresh, not cooked, items so you get the most nutrients 😉
It’s a tile board for photographing actually! 🙂
Beautiful- what juicer do you recommend? I hear such a wide range of recommendations. Thanks!
I love juicing, I would love to have fresh juice every morning, what I don’t want to do in the morning is clean my juicer. That is the factor that often puts me off the idea of making a juice in the morning.
Your photos are the best in the blog, amazing beauty!
Is the beet cooked or is it still raw?
This juice looks incredibly delicious! I wish we had a juicer so I could try it!
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I’m always hearing such good things about beetroot! I’ve never really tried juicing before but this looks too good to miss, and beautiful photos!