I know what you’re thinking. Juice?? This is juice?? It looks like cola! Well friends, it’s not! It’s the juice that I hold responsible for giving me back my life on Sunday. I was CRAZY sick on Saturday with a 24 hour flu, followed by a wicked sore throat. I drank some of this on Sunday morning and felt amazingly recharged. It could have been the 18 hours of sleep, but I am somewhat convinced it was this drink that helped. Quick! Someone get sick and make this so we can test it out. OK, please don’t. That would be sad.
Look what’s in it:
This is not the sugary sweet juice you might be used to. It’s a savory juice along the lines of a V-8 without a huge dose of tomato. The ginger gives it a spicy kick. You can add less to your juice, but add a lot if you are sick! It totally helps! With the addition of a few ice cubes, it’s refreshing. Like HEALTHY refreshing. You will taste notes of carrots, beet greens and the celery comes through subtly in each sip. The tomatoes are somewhat lost, but it’s nice to know they are in there. It’s a good juice if you’re wanting to pack veggies into your day but you don’t have the time to do so. Imagine how long it would take you to eat all of these veggies! It’s making my jaw sore just thinking about it.
I juiced the carrots, tomatoes and ginger first.
And here we are in progress…
I could stop here…but I wanted a GREENS in there.
See what happens when the beet greens enter the picture? Layering is fun!
Have I showed you the pulp? I like to make vegetable stock with it.
I take the contents of each cup after juicing and mix them back and forth to evenly mix the juice. It makes me feel like a chemist. Unfortunately there’s no lab coat involved.
The after taste is nice. It’s a total palette cleanser! Do it.
Carrot Tomato Celery Beet Greens Juice
- 6 medium carrots
- 1 bunch celery
- 1 gigantic handful grape tomatoes
- 3 inch knob ginger (I needed it)
- 2 bunches beet greens
Start juicing the carrots and tomatoes first. Add the ginger. Then alternate the celery with beet greens. The celery juice will help push the beet greens through the juicer because it’s packed with watery juice! Enough for 2 people.