Beets are definitely not the most popular vegetables on the planet. In fact, even I don’t really like the taste of beets. However, there is absolutely no denying the magical healing properties of beets. It’s definitely worth investing a bit of time to make some beet juice with your Vitamix blender.
If you’re unnerved at the thought of drinking pure beet juice, don’t worry. Almost anyone would gag having to drink a full glass of raw squeezed beet juice. However, most recipes actually use additional ingredients to make the beet juice more palatable.
Today we will discuss how to make beet juice in a Vitamix blender while giving you lots of great details about the health benefits of beets and some awesome recipes that incorporate different flavors to make beet juice actually delicious.
Why Are Beets Good for You?
A lot of people wonder why beets are so good for the human body. The truth is that beets are ripe with nutrients and health benefits. It’s true that beets have extremely high sugar content, but it’s natural sugar. And besides, they have tons of health benefits.
Beets can support liver function, meaning they are excellent if you need a detox. Beets come equipped with special substances that help prevent and reduce fat deposits in your liver. The substance is called betaine, and it can protect your liver from dangerous toxins.
Drinking beet juice can also help to lower your blood pressure. They have nitrates naturally occurring inside of them that convert into nitric oxide inside your body. Science nonsense, I know. But this science nonsense actually helps to relax and to dilate your blood vessels, which in turn improves the flow of blood and lowers your blood pressure.
Beet juice can also boost your stamina. We all know how it feels to be exhausted and fatigued in the middle of the day. But by drinking a big glass of beet juice, you can fend off the fatigue. Beet juice can boost your stamina and give you a better tolerance for exercising.
And finally, beet juice helps fight inflammation. Beet juice can protect your cells, your proteins, and your enzymes. It also protects your internal organs and improves your vascular risk factors. Beet juice enhances your performance and has been known to prevent different chronic diseases. In essence, beet juice keeps you healthy!
How to Make Beet Juice in a Vitamix
Maybe there is not some special trick that allows you to turn beets into juice when using your Vitamix blender. You are only going to be blending the beets, along with other ingredients, to create a yummy juice. Here are some tips on how to best blend your beets.
You can always use raw beets in your blender to make juice. However, I highly suggest that you peel your raw beets and gently steam them. This will make them more bearable to drink, and it will make them turn into juice easier.
In general, beet juice is not going to fill you up. These are generally used to boost health and to help with detox. For that reason, you should think of beet juice as more of a snack. This isn’t like a breakfast smoothie meal.
If you don’t have a powerful Vitamix blender, you can still use another blender. However, blending times may differ from machine to machine. Keep that in mind when reading the following recipes.
Beet Detox Juice
This is a standard beet juice recipe. With a few simple ingredients, you can use this recipe to help with any stage of your detox. It’s great for flushing out your system, absorbing proper nutrients, and shedding unwanted pounds.
This is also a green smoothie, packed full of spinach. It’s low in carbs and calories with a healthy dose of fiber and protein.
- 1 ½ Cups Coconut Water
- 1 Cup Fresh Beets
- 1 Orange
- 2 Cups Spinach
- Ice as Needed
- Place all your ingredients inside your powerful Vitamix container and secure the lid.
- Start on the low setting and then gradually moved to high. Blend for roughly 90 seconds or until the juice is a perfect juice texture. It’s not supposed to be a smoothie, so you definitely want everything blended to be soft and more of a liquid.
Beet & Apple Juice
Here we are going to combine the delicious taste of apple with the unpleasant flavor of beets. But not only apple! This juice has carrot, ginger, and lemon juice. By blending this recipe to perfection, you will have a rosy red beet juice bursting with all the greatest flavors.
This juice is healthy for you, it tastes great, and it only takes about 10 minutes to make including all the preparation. Be sure to enjoy one at least once a day to gain maximum health benefits.
- 3 Beets
- 3 Carrots
- 3 Apples
- 3 Pieces Ginger Root
- 1 Lemon
- Ice as Needed
- Blend all ingredients until you have a juice-like texture. Because of the ingredients, you may notice a thicker consistency. Add one or two cups of coconut water to make the juice more of a juice.
Flavorful Beet Juice
This recipe is for a classic beet juice. We’re going to combine beets with several different fruits and vegetables to make a delicious and nutritional beverage for you to enjoy once a day.
- 2 Cups Apple Juice
- 2 Beets
- 2 Carrots
- 1 ½ Teaspoons Lime
- 3 Apples
- 1 Cup Spinach
- 1 ½ Ice Cubes
- Blend all your ingredients inside your Vitamix blender, starting at variable 1 and gradually increasing until you reach variable 10.
- Continue blending for about 60 seconds. Use the tamper as needed to reach your desired consistency. Continue blending until you have a juice.
- If you would like the juice to be less sweet, you can use coconut water rather than apple juice.