Ever since I made that ginger zinger juice a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been making up a glass of fresh pressed juice almost every weekend. Since our wedding day is quickly approaching, I feel like the extra helping of skin healthy nutrients is definitely a good thing! This beet and mint juice may sound pretty gross, but I promise it’s good!
Beet, Carrot, and Mint Juice Health Benefits
Beets || Like most fruits and vegetables, beets are high in antioxidants. However, beets are high in a specific group of antioxidants called betalains that actually support the Phase 2 detox reaction in your liver. This reaction binds toxins (pesticides, preservatives, some food additives, etc.) to a substance like sulphur to make it water soluble so it can be excreted out of the body.
Carrots || Carrots are an excellent source of Vitamin A. This vitamin is not only important for eye heath, but plays a big role in supporting your immune system by maintaining the endothelial cells that line our body’s interior surfaces as well as the production of white blood cells.
Apple || Apples are a good source of vitamin C and potassium, a nutrient that has been associated with heart health. In addition, apples are high in certain antioxidants like quercetin.
Lemon || Lemons are a great source of vitamin C which is important for healthy skin as it supports the production of collagen, the structural component of skin, cartilage, and more.
Beet, Carrot, and Mint Juice
- 2 carrots peeled
- 2 small beets peeled
- 1/2 lemon juiced (~2 tablespoons juice)
- 4-5 fresh mint leaves
- 1 apple
- 1/2 cup cold water
- Combine all the ingredients in your blender and puree until smooth. Pour the contents into a nut bag or colander that is lined with a cheese cloth. Gather the four corners of the cloth, twist, and squeeze the juice out of the puree. Serve immediately.