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Monday, February 22, 2010

Staying Healthy With Beetroot Juice

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Beetroot bottle

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Beetroot is seldom featured in Asian cooking...at least I don't remember seeing this in any Chinese dishes.
I do vaguely remember trying to use this in a salad once but, I didn't quite like the way it bled like an open wound making the dish look like someone just had a bloody fight over it...  This is also a vegetable that is not quite readily available at our local supermarkets. The benefits of the beetroot has been gloriously lauded. It is definitely a detox superhero. Reputed to be one of the best liver-cleansing vegetables, it also helps to nourish the nervous system and brain with trace metals and folate. Betacyanin, the pigment responsible for the deep red colour of the vegetable is also a powerful antioxidant.

The more I read about the benefits of beetroot, the more I feel I should find some way to incoporate this into my diet. The easiest option is to turn to my juicer. There are no shortage of recipes for beetroot juice on the internet. The version I have picked is from my little juice book which consists of 2 other power food , the carrot and orange.
The good thing about a beetroot juice is, the natural beet sugar actually makes a pleasantly tasty drink - no dread about gulping down liquid grass.

And oh,... one more tip for friends in Singapore- you can find beetroot in Carefour , Cold Storage but the cheapest beetroot can be found..... at Little India!

So eat beetroot and be healthy!

Beetroot Juice 2

Recipe :

250 g              Carrot
125g               Beetroot
1                     Orange
125g               Strawberries (optional)

Process:

1. Juice the carrot, beetroot and orange to get juice.
2. If using strawberries, transfer juice from (1) into processor with strawberries and blend until smooth.

17 comments:

Carolyn said...

That does sound healthy-thank you for encouraging me to eat healthier!
Carolyn

zurin said...

There was a time when I went on a juicing frnzy n i tried all kinds of combinations ....now I have slowed down...maybe I shd start again...beet root sounds deliciously healthy! and I love the colour....yes it does look like blood when it bleeds! LOL

La Table De Nana said...

The color alone! Recently I was introduced to Terra Beet Chips..And taro..does that count at all?:)

Angie's Recipes said...

I think I would add strawberries into beetroot!

wendyywy said...

I already feel healthy just by reading ur blog. :)

tigerfish said...

I need to try out some beetroot soon!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

I'm gonna use the beets to colour my pasta! LOL. Bottoms up, Shirley! :)

Trissa said...

Honestly, no matter what I've done I've never enjoyed beetroot - I wish i could enjoy it because I have heard it is one of those super foods... maybe your idea of juicing it would work this time for me!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Ju, yes, you can actually use the beet to colour your pasta and many other stuff!

Triss, I don't enjoy eating the beetroot either but drinking it is easy :)

diva said...

MmM love beetroot. Especially beetroot pickle. So good for you! :)

九份 said...

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Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Thanks for sharing this healthy beetroot juice, must try one day.

petite nyonya said...

I've heard a lot about the health benefits of beetroot. Haven't tried it though. Guess I should soon :)

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

This looks so appealing and I think the addition of strawberries, carrot and orange are fab suggestions! :D

Medical Billing Software said...

Beetroot is a very good detox agent.Love the juice..and the sugary taste makes the drink very palatable.

Accredited Online Colleges said...

really, no issue what I've finished I've never enjoyed beetroot - I desire i can benefit from it because I heard it is one of those fabulous foods

Chris Byrnes, LLC said...

One cup of raw beets contains phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, iron, and potassium as well as vitamin A, niacin, folic acid, and biotin. When these nutrients are captured in the juicing process, the body can quickly absorb them. RediBeets saves you the trouble of juicing beets by giving you a concentrated beet juice with only the fiber removed. The essential enzymes remain, along with the natural form of betaine, which aids in cleansing the liver and reducing homocysteine levels. More info @ www.redibeets.com

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