How to Make Beet Juice

Beth Asaff
beet juice

If you are interested in juices and juicing, you may be wondering how to make beet juice. Juicing beets allows you to get all of the vitamins and nutrients of the beet in a concentrated form. Whether or not you have a juicer in your kitchen, you can create beet juice and tasty beet juice blends.

How to Make Beet Juice With a Juicer

A juicer is a great tool to have in the kitchen. It can transform whole, fresh fruits and vegetables, like beets, into separate components of pulp and juice. Using a juicer takes little effort; it does most of the work for you.

Ingredients and Tools

  • One to three fresh beets
  • Paring knife
  • Juicer

Instructions

  1. Wash the beets well, removing any dried dirt or mud from their surface.
  2. Cut the beets into quarters. You can save and use the greens as well or discard them.
  3. Turn on the juicer and push the pieces of beet into it one at a time until you have the amount of juice you desire.

Making Beet Juice Without a Juicer

A juicer is helpful when it comes to making all kinds of juices, but it is not essential. There are other ways to create healthy and delicious juice from beets and other vegetables and fruits.

Ingredients and Tools

  • One to three fresh beets
  • Blender
  • Paring knife
  • Vegetable peeler
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Clean and peel the beets.
  2. Chop the beets as finely as you are able. The finer the job you do, the easier your blender will be able to juice them.
  3. Add the beets to the blender with about 1/4 cup of water.
  4. Blend well.
  5. If the mixture is too thick, add a little more water until it reaches the consistency you desire.
  6. Strain the juice through a piece of cheese cloth to get the pulp and any large pieces of vegetable out.

How to Make Beet Juice Blends

Many people like to blend their juices for added flavor and nutrition. This is especially important with beet juice. It is always best to blend beet juice with other juices because of the amount of oxalic acid in concentrated beet juice. If you decide to drink straight beet juice do so in moderation. Oxalic acid can cause kidney stones as well as hives and other problems.

Here are some blends to consider when you are making juice using beets.

Fruit Blend

This blend makes the most of the sweetness of the beet by blending it with sweet and tart fruit. Simply include the following fruits and vegetables in your juice:

  • One beet with leaves
  • One Honeycrisp or other flavorful apple
  • One pear

Antioxidant Blend

If you want to get an intense burst of antioxidants quickly, this is a great way to do it:

  • One beet
  • One carrot
  • One apple
  • One cup of green tea
  • One orange
  • Half and inch of fresh ginger root

Beet and Pineapple

Pineapple is good for the digestion, and beets are a great cleanser for the liver. If you eat a heavy meal, this would be a good juice to sip afterward:

  • One beet
  • One cup pineapple
  • Half a cup papaya

Helpful Tips for Making Beet Juice

To get the most out of your fresh beet juice, follow these tips:

  • Always choose firm, smooth beets. Size doesn't matter, but beets should be fresh.
  • Look for beautifully colored beets that are somewhat shiny under the dirt that may be clinging to them.
  • Drink the juice when it is fresh; important nutrients are lost once they are exposed to air.
  • Store any juice by freezing it in air tight, single-serving containers. Thaw them out overnight in the refrigerator.

Enjoy Your Juice

Beets are very high in nutrients, and knowing how to make beet juice is a great way to add those nutrients to your diet. You should be aware that the color in the beets can turn urine and bowel movements various shades of red. This can be very disconcerting if you are not expecting it, but it is harmless. Enjoy beet juice in moderation, and cleanse you body in the process.

How to Make Beet Juice