Sweet Tart Farmer’s Delight

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This juice was discovered as a happy accident after a trip to the produce store. Some ingredients needed to be used up, others we had just gotten. We put the beets, cukes, celery, and blueberries in and then decided it was a little too earthy. The grapes and apples were added as an afterthought, but turned out to make the juice magnificent. The juice was one that was gone within minutes of being made, no need for storage!

This juice made us all feel like a million bucks. The cucumber and celery was super hydrating on that hot day, the apples were hydrating and added a bit of sweetness. If you prefer a little less sweetness, nearly any other type of apple can be used, as Fujis are the sweetest. As should be expected any time a beet goes near the juicer, the juice turned blood red, and the kitchen looked a little bit like a massacre. Quick cleanup is always recommended.

The beets were on purpose, because we are trying to get more of those into the family diet. Beets are linked with the prevention of hair loss, which is always a plus. Beets are also helpful for the nervous system, even specialized organs linked to the nervous system like the eyes. Beets are rich in a unique mix of antioxidants. Beets have anti-inflammatory benefits, which is great for the cardiovascular system. Beets are also mildly sweet and inexpensive, so they are great to add to juices, salads, and meals.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium gold beet
  • 1 medium red beet
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup grapes
  • 2 Fuji apples
  • 1 stick celery
  • 1 cucumber

Recipe

  • Wash all produce thoroughly
  • Cut tops off of beets
  • Remove stem and seeds from apples
  • Cut as needed to fit produce in juicer
  • Juice all produce
  • Enjoy!

 

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