Oh, boy! Have I got a kickin’ juice recipe for you! It’s been awhile since I shared a fresh juice recipe with you. I go back and forth between fresh juice and smoothies. I think there’s room in my heart for both. But ultimately, I’m drinking one or the other every day. This Turmeric Beet Juice is like the ultimate cleanse juice. Each ingredient helps aid your body in its natural detoxification process. It is also chockfull of vitamins and nutrients with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. And furthermore, it’s really tasty. Even my husband agreed it was delicious, and that’s always my hardest sell.
I don’t know about you, but I like my juice with a kick. I found fresh turmeric (finally!) at my local Indian market, which by the way is the BEST Indian market I’ve been to. (Crazy – in Boise! Who would have thought?) Turmeric contains curcumin which is a powerful anti-inflammatory. I try my best to get some into my diet every day. If you can’t find fresh, it’s totally fine to add in some ground turmeric. Fresh ginger also gives it a little bite, and has more anti-inflammatory benefits, as well boosting the immune system. (source) Cilantro, I know, is a love/hate thing for most of us. Cilantro has numerous health benefits, and may also help bind to heavy metals and flush them out of the body. If you absolutely cannot stand it, sub parsley instead. Be sure to use the stems too! Beet juice is often described as a liver tonic because it’s so great at helping the liver do it’s thing. Beet are loaded up with nutrients like Vitamins A and C, potassium, and nitrites. (Not nitrates.) Beets have been shown to help lower blood pressure. The betalains in beets have anti-inflammatory, detoxification, and anti-oxidant benefits too. (source)
This recipe makes enough for one serving. It sounds like a lot of beets, but once they are juiced, it’s only about 10-12 ounces of liquid or so. I like a mix of golden and red beets. Use whatever you can find. If you want to take it a step further, you can also juice the beet greens for more nutrition. You can also use half beets, half carrots. The carrots make the juice even sweeter, so it’s up to you on that one. I don’t usually peel the turmeric, but I wanted to show you how gorgeous the fresh turmeric root is. That color! Depending on how big the turmeric is, you can use 4-6 pieces, or more.
I get a lot of questions about which juicer is best. That’s kind of up to you as well. I had a slow juicer, but it stopped working efficiently after awhile, so I got this Breville Juice Fountain at Williams-Sonoma a few years ago. It’s seen some definite use! I love that It juices quickly, even though it’s a little louder and doesn’t extract quite as much juice as a slow juicer. The juice also ends up a little frothier, but that’s not much of a problem. This Turmeric Beet Juice recipe will work with any electric juicer – just be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions according to peeling and cutting the veggies and fruit. Some juicers can handle lemons just fine, others don’t. I prefer to squeeze the lemons and save the juiced halves for another use. But everything else goes right through the juicer!
The last thing is a nice, big pinch each of cayenne and freshly ground black pepper. The piperine in the black pepper helps the effectiveness of the curcumin in the turmeric. The cayenne gives it an extra punch, but also helps improve circulation. This is perfect as an afternoon pick-me-up or first thing in the morning to start your day off with a bang.Print
Turmeric Beet Juice Recipe
Pep up your fresh beet juice by adding in fresh ginger, turmeric, cilantro, lemon, and a good pinch of black and cayenne peppers.
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 1 1x
- 1 to 1/1 2 pounds beets (can do half carrots)
- 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
- 4–6 pieces of fresh turmeric (or 1 heaping teaspoon ground turmeric)
- 1 large bunch cilantro, stems included
- Juice of 2 lemons
- Fresh ground black pepper
- Pinch of cayenne
- Rinse beets well, trim tops and bottoms, and peel. Cut the beets into wedges or chunks and set aside. Wash and scrub the turmeric. Peel, if desired. (I don’t usually peel them.) Rinse the cilantro several times in cool water to remove any sand. Sort through and remove any yellowed leaves and trim the ends of the stems.
- According to manufacturer’s directions, put the beets, ginger, turmeric, and cilantro through the juicer. Pour into a serving glass and stir in the the fresh lemon juice. (Alternatively, you can cut the lemons into wedges and put them through the juicer.) Add a sprinkle of fresh ground black pepper and cayenne. Drink immediately or put in the fridge for a few hours to chill.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Category: Beverage
One piece of Excellent recipe for life long living thank you.
In the picture of the the fruits- vegetables of the
Turmeric Beet Juice Recipe
what is the name of that fruit or vegetable that is cut in half that is “yellow in the inside and orange on the outside”
I would like to get that fruit or vegetable too!
please respond I love this recipe very good.
jeffrey J Jacobs
Hi Jeffrey! That is a golden beet. If you can’t find it, any variety will do just fine. Thanks!
Thanks for responding Ms; Johnson, I also pass it on to my mom and family ; making sure my mom and family stay as healthy and live as long as they can for I have only one mother and one father, love them to enormously; and at times she and dad is my friend and
laughter with at times my buddies. Keeping them healthy mind and soul for Turmeric – keep brain memory in tact, and red beet- kills high blood pressure, one glass in the morning and night. This recipe is excellent stuff.
I also have them on a “daily diet to keep in their system” of “broccoli,spinach and tomato” salad and slightly blanch cook in heated olive oil with roasted cook garlic first, for protection from any late cancerous pop ups of any. If any suggestions please advise on juicing these.
thank very much,
Jeff J J.
Thanks a lot but I would like to find out if that is yellow beet
Yes, it’s golden/yellow beet and I also used some red beet.
I have been a runner/endurance athlete and Veteran for my entire adult life. Growing up, my grandfather had a garden and I would help him every day, in his garden. He was also a runner and a veteran (shocking?). He loved giving tips, secrets to life that you just couldn’t tell anyone else…His secret to health = Beets. Half his garden was devoted to them. I at beets, raw garlic, carrots, and green peppers right out of the earn. To this day, beets have been a weekly staple of my diet.
I’m now 38, with 2 beautiful little daughters. My wife and family are active people (5K Family, Hiking, Biking, Swimming). The girls love smoothies and this has been a great addition to our balanced lifestyle that we can share with our kids. They see us health, they see daddy and mommy (or mommy and mommy or daddy and daddy) anyway, they see two loving people kicking ass and staying healthy and fit. Monkey see-Monkey do. We emmulate those we adore. Thank goodness my grandpa had a garden, never had a health problem and lived into his 90’s.