I have to admit that while I love juicing I don’t spend much time contemplating the specific health benefits of the juices I drink. I have not yet become that guru who knows every fruit and vegetable and the ailments each is good for. I couldn’t tell you what fruits have what vitamins.
Someday I hope to be able to say, “Hey, these juice recipes will help prevent osteoporosis”–I really need to get on that one as it runs in my family–or “try this blend for asthma”. Fruits, veggies, and herbs really do have restorative and preventative powers to protect us against disease, sickness, or just plain fatigue.
Earlier this week I showed you our new Omega Juicer I got The Husband for Christmas. –Okay, so it was really more of a family gift. I admit that I knew he wasn’t going to be the only one using it.– And I promised you that I’d share one of my favorite juice recipes that I’ve done.
I haven’t ventured into straight vegetable juice yet. I like to keep it at least a little sweet because then I know my boys will drink it. And drink it they have. Juicing has been a sweet success for them. They are pretty proud of themselves too, knowing that they drink kale, spinach, beets, and more.
This juice is one of my favorites that I’ve made–mostly because I love pomegranates.
I call it the Pomegranate Beet-down
This is a great juice recipe for kids too! Like most other juice recipes, this one is super simple.
- 2 Beets (use the greens too, if you have them)
- 2 Oranges (Blood oranges are great to use if you have them. If not, just use regular)
- 4 Carrots
- 1 Pomegranate
- Wash your fruit, veggies, and roots.
- Peel the orange.
- Score the pomegranate, open it and pour the seeds into the juicer.
- Juice the remainder of your ingredients.