A simple beetroot and ginger detox juice recipe – loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help your body detox and add much-needed nutrients.
This beetroot, ginger and lemon juice is a great detox juice option for anyone following a juice cleanse, looking for an immune booster and wanting to pack in more essential nutrients for the body.
Plus, the combination of beets and ginger has a whole variety of health benefits.
Juice recipes, in general, are a great way to add large amounts of fruits and vegetables to your diet. I love to consume juice as part of a mixed, healthy diet – however, this immune booster juice also works for anyone on a juice cleanse.
Health Benefits of Beetroot Juice
Beetroot is an ingredient often included in healthy meals and juices, for its many health benefits. While it’s flavour is a bit of a marmite situation, i.e. you either love it or hate it, there’s no denying what beet juice can do for you.
- First and foremost, beetroot juice is a natural detoxer, fantastic for supporting overall liver health. Not only does it contain betaine – which prevents excess fatty deposits in the liver, it also protects from toxins.
- Beetroot juice is also full of vitamins and minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium, potassium and Vitamin C.
- Of those mentioned above – Vitamin C is an incredible antioxidant that helps boost the immune system, is anti-inflammatory, and supports iron absorption as well as wound healing.
Vitamin C and Zinc combined are also great vitamins for boosting your immune system during cold/flu season.
- There have been studies to show that beetroot juice can help those with high blood pressure to lower blood pressure – with the nitrates in the juice, helping to ‘relax’ blood vessels and improve blood flow.
- The nitrates within the juice also help to increase exercise stamina/ levels and boost physical performance.
- Beets contain betalains ( which give them their colour) and are antioxidants. These have anti-cancerous properties – destroying harmful free radicals from the body.
And that’s not even mentioning all the various health benefits associated with this root vegetable.
Health Benefits of Ginger
Ginger has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries, for various reasons:
- Ginger is well-known for its ability to aid digestive upset – form bloat, to gas, to indigestion, to general pains and even to reduce nausea. This is because it helps to speed up the emptying of our stomachs.
- Ginger is also used as a home remedy for treating colds and sore throats– due to it’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-oxidative properties.
- Not to mention that it can reduce ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and improve general heart health
- There are also studies to show how ginger reduces chronic pain and period pains.
- Ginger also has anti-cancerous properties
Together, beetroot and ginger are also used for weight management/ weight loss and have become favourites as part of a juice cleanse.
Health Benefits of Lemon
Lemon juice is a great addition to this juice as it combines with the flavours to make the juice more palatable for some. Plus, lemon juice also adds its own health benefits including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and detoxifying benefits.
Lemons are rich in Vitamin C which acts as an immune booster. It also prevents spoilage and rotting, thus making lemon juice a great natural preservative.
Ways to customise this recipe
Beetroot and ginger are both intense flavours – which can put people off. However, there are a few ways you can customise this recipe to improve the taste while retaining the various health benefits.
- You could add apple juice to the mix – the burst of sweetness will cut through the ‘spice’ of ginger and earthy beetroot (3-4 apples added to the recipe)
- If lemon isn’t what you’re in the mood for then, you could add orange juice to this recipe instead. Not only will it help sweeten the combination – it adds extra vitamin c to the juice.
- This last one might sound a bit weird – but sometimes all you need is to serve your juice with some ice-cubes, and that’s enough to make it feel more refreshing and easier to drink.
The Beetroot and Ginger Juice Recipe How-To:
All you need is beetroot, ginger and lemon.
The best thing about making any juice recipe is that it is ridiculously simple. Juicing beets is one of the simplest of all- especially when you have a juicer.
Note* If you only have a blender, then don’t worry you can also make juice with a blender. It adds an additional step to the process and leaves a lot of extra pulp – but it IS possible. Simply remove the ingredients peels, blend till smooth and then strain through a nut milk bag or fine mesh sieve, squeezing/pressing- to get out as much juice as possible.
Start by washing/ scrubbing your beets and ginger. Peel and cut the beets into small pieces that you can feed into the juicer.
You don’t need to peel the ginger if it’s organic, just make sure it’s small enough to feed into the juicer.
Simply feed the ginger then the beetroot into your juicer and voila.
Lastly, add the lemon juice. You can either pass the lemon though the juicer, if you remove the rind. Or you can just squeeze it separately and add it to the beetroot ginger juice.
Stir well and drink up!
The juice is best consumed fresh, to get the maximum amount of nutrients. You can also divide it into 2 servings or into smaller shot-size portions (60ml).
You can keep in airtight glass containers in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Note* In terms of side effects – when you start drinking beetroot juice, this can make your urine red-ish in colour.
What to do with the leftover pulp
Leftover juice pulp is nearly always great for the compost. However, you could also leave it to dry/dehydrate it and use as a powder within a variety of dishes. You can also take advantage of the fiber by adding the pulp to a smoothie recipe
The Simple Beetroot and Ginger Juice Recipe
Simple Beetroot Ginger Lemon Juice
- 5 beetroot medium size, peeled & cut into small pieces
- 50 grams ginger root or 1 Tbsp ginger powder
- 1 lemon
- Start by washing/scrubbing your beets and ginger.
Peel and cut the beets into small pieces that you can feed into the juicer.
You don't need to peel the ginger, just make sure it's small enough to feed into the juicer.
- Simply feed the ginger then the beetroot into your juicer.
- Add the lemon juice - just squeeze the lemon separetely (see video) or remove its rind and pass it through the juicer as well.
- Stir well and drink up.
- The juice is best consumed fresh, to get the maximum amount of nutrients. You can also divite it into 2 servings or into smaller shot-size portions (60ml). Store in an airtight glass containers in the fridge for 2-3 days.
- You could add apple juice to the mix - the burst of sweetness will cut through the 'spice' of ginger and earthy beetroot (3-4 apples added to the recipe)
- If lemon isn't what you're in the mood for then you could add orange juice to this recipe instead. Not only will it help sweeten the combination - it pairs wonderfully with ginger and beetroot and adds extra vitamin c to the juice.
- This last one might sound a bit weird - but sometimes all you need is to serve your juice with some ice-cubes and that's enough to make it feel more refreshing and easier to drink.
Other Recipes You May Like:
If other juice recipes are what you’re looking for, then you might like this green juice recipe with celery or even these Ginger Turmeric Immune-Boosting Energy Shots (juicer recipe). You might also like this DIY Turmeric Tincture.
If you try this recipe, then I’d appreciate a rating and your thoughts in the comments below. Also, feel free to tag me in your recreations @Alphafoodie.