From the garden to the glass, beets are getting a second life. This jewel-toned juice is a delicious and nutrient-packed drink with a nearly endless list of health benefits. It can help lower inflammation and blood pressure or improve stamina—just to name a few. Plus, the drink is naturally sweet! Here’s how to make this powerhouse beverage at home.
How to Make Beet Juice Without a Juicer
No juicer? No problem! All you’ll need is a blender—this is what our Test Kitchen uses—and our favorite root vegetable. If you want to get creative, toss your favorite add-ins into the blender during the second step.
Step 1: Roast the roots
Wash the beets to remove any grit, and trim off the leaves and bottom tip. Roughly chop. Roast the beets at 400° for about 55-65 minutes, or until tender.
Step 2: Blend the beets
Place the cooked beets in a blender and pulse until smooth. Enjoy!
Editor’s Tip: Strain the juice into a glass to ensure there are no chunks of pulp.
How to Make Beet Juice With a Juicer
Do you have to cook beets before you juice them? Nope! Using a juicer like this one cuts down on the work required to make your beet juice since no roasting is necessary. After washing, trimming and roughly chopping the beets (you can also peel them, if you want) just insert them into the juicer.
What Can I Add to Beet Juice?
While it’s delicious straight, beet juice is also a perfect canvas for a variety of different flavors. For a zesty twist, add some ginger to your juice. Ginger can help support your immune system, promote healthy skin and so much more. For a burst of citrus (and vitamin C), oranges or limes can be added. Honey provides additional sweetness. And fruits like apples or plums can help balance the beets’ flavor while providing another dose of vitamins.
How to Store Leftovers
Raw beets can last between 7 to 10 days in the refrigerator, while cooked beets can last up to a week. If you have leftover beet juice that you won’t be able to finish, it doesn’t have to go to waste. Freeze it in ice cube trays until you’re ready to drink.
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