After making this, I couldn’t help but giggle at how much it resembles red wine – I just had to drink my morning veggie juice out of a wine glass for kicks:) This veggie juice is super delicious – it has just the perfect balance of sweet and sour with a gingery zing. It is perfect as a snack and you just feel so amazing afterwards as you get an burst of vitamins flooding your system.
Always try to drink veggie juice on an empty stomach. This means either first thing in the morning or as a snack – but then make sure you have not eaten anything else for 2 hours prior to drinking it. This is because to get full benefit from the juice, you do not want the absorption of the vitamins to be delayed by dietary fibre. Sip it slowly and give it a swirl in your mouth before swallowing so that it can mix with your saliva.
Ingredients (serves 1)
- 1/2 large beetroot bulb (or 1 small bulb), scrubbed
- 2 medium carrots (scrubbed – not peeled)
- 1 small lemon or 1/2 large lemon (peel intact is fine)
- 1/2 cucumber (leave peel intact)
- 1 golden delicious apple
- 1 knob of fresh ginger (use a little first and then add to taste)
Run all the ingredients through your juicer and voila! I advise to start with a small piece of ginger and taste first. You can always add but you can’t take it out!