beetiful valentine

 

Happy Valentine’s!!!!! 

A better way to show love for myself is to do the things that bring me peace, harmony and balance, and I do that through self-care rituals. One of those practices is juicing greens and what a better way to show love to myself than having a luscious, vibrant velvety beet juice.

Beet juice is a tonic for the liver and known for its detox properties. Its compound Betalin helps with the phase 2 detoxification process where toxins are broken down for excretion. Beets are also high in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. It lowers blood pressure and also cleans the blood. It is anti-inflammatory. Beets also have phytonutrients and antioxidants associated to ward off some tumor/cancer.

Beets are naturally sweet and has good fiber that helps keeping you feel fuller and aids with digestion. I personally don’t like super sweet juices (or smoothies), even though it is natural sugar. I add more neutral flavors (also alkaline) to bring down the sweetness like cucumber or celery. It doesn’t change the flavor, instead adds a cooling and fresh taste to the juice. Try it out!

On this extra loving day, not only showing love to those around me, but also to each part of my body, my cells and my organs. Showing some love to the always loyal liver for always working to maintain a clean and healthy body.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium beet
  • 1 big knob ginger (about 2 inches)
  • 1 big lime (or lemon)
  • 1-2 large cucumber

Wash all ingredients really well and chop into small pieces. If using organic (or GMO-free) you can keep the peel, otherwise remove before cutting.

Pass all the cut up ingredients through a juicer. If using a centrifugal juicer and you see that there is juice in the pulp, pass the pulp a second time through the juicer.

Enjoy!