One of the keys to sustaining a prolonged juice fast is variety. It’s good to have some favorite go-to juices, but if you drink those same ones too often, not only will you get tired of them (which will mean you’ll be more likely to give up on your juice fast), you’ll also miss out on the benefits from all the other fruits and vegetables that are out there.
So, whenever I plan my juicing menu for a week, I make sure my plan contains juices of every color. “Drink the rainbow”, it’s often said. This juice comes out a beautiful golden color and is usually in my mix at least once or twice a week.
If you’ve never had them, golden beets are delicious in juices and great for heart health. They detoxify the kidneys and are incredibly high in powerful antioxidants. They’re also known to lower blood pressure and cholesterol and if you struggle with anemia or low energy, beets (of any variety) will give you a major energy boost. In fact, if I ever begin to feel sluggish, I’ve learned to reach for a beet juice before I’ll reach for a cup of coffee because of the energy spike I’m guaranteed to get from it.
Just a quick word of caution though: Be sure to drink this juice (and all juices, really) slowly, don’t chug it. Again, remember fresh juices are super concentrated nutrition and this one, especially, if consumed too quickly can make you sick. I usually take small sips and give myself about 30 minutes to finish it.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Golden Beet Juice
1 Apple (golden apples work great)
1 Golden Beet
1 Thumb Ginger
2 Thick Slices Pineapple
1 Dash Pumpkin Spice
Process all produce through the juicer and before serving top with a dash of pumpkin spice. This recipe makes one 16oz serving.