Since moving back from St. Andrews, life has changed dramatically in terms of day-to-day activities. There are no classes, assignments, or deadlines. My priorities have slightly altered. It was nice to get my weekends back as well. Weekends felt earned rather than an opportunity to spend time in the library over books.
Though through the change came something unexpected. As climates are disparate and my daily diet changed, my body ended up take a great hit. Coupled with going through a hormonal shift, I started seeing my immunity dwindle and a rise in skin concerns. I’ve been put on some vitamins, antibiotics, and have had to make some lifestyle changes. With that came changes in my diet. One thing I was asked to do was get an assortment of minerals and especially some vitamin C.
I’ve been told to stay away from green juices and focus on the red superfoods to help with inflammation, cellular health, blood health, and more. I started making juices in the afternoons instead of going for a tea or coffee. The combination of beet and carrot juice is my favorite and I’ve come up with 3 beet and carrot juice recipes that I’ve been alternating between based on my daily preference. To understand the benefits of beet and carrot juice, it’s important to note why they’re considered a great combination. Beets are incredible for mineral intake to circulate blood to all parts of your body and carrots have beta-carotene to eliminate toxins from the body. The following three beet and carrot juice recipes are the ideal blend for healthy, beautiful living.
Beet and carrot juice can be earthy and difficult to enjoy. It’s important to understand that they’re sweet when cooked, but we want to get all the nutrients and minerals of them uncooked. If I’m craving something sweet, I will make by beet and carrot juice by blending 1 medium quartered beetroot, 3 chopped carrots, 1 green apple, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
Vitamin C Hit
Is there something going around in the air? Flu season always has me on high nerves! This vitamin C packed beet and carrot juice recipe will do the trick. Beets already have a decent amount of vitamin C, so why not maximize it? I will blend 1 medium quartered beetroot, 3 chopped carrots, 1 peeled and quartered orange, handful of strawberries, and a bit of fresh mint to cut the tanginess. This juice is great for your skin too!
Bit of Zing
Looking to get a bit of ginger into your diet? This beet and carrot juice recipe will fit that! It’s a good one for beating inflammation. Blend 1 medium quaratered beetroot, 3 chopped carrots, 1 tablespoon size piece fresh ginger, half a teaspoon of turmeric, a little black pepper to activate the turmeric, a touch of cayenne, and honey to lightly sweeten it and bring it all together.
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