Thursday, February 14, 2013

Heart healthy juices for LOVE week: Heart Beets

This is day two of my Omega Juicer heart-healthy celebration of Valentine's Day! What a lovely holiday this is, don't you agree?  Any day that celebrates love is the best day ever! Which is exactly why this is my favorite holiday.  Without love, life means nothing. And you don't need a "special person" in your life to celebrate love!  Love can mean anything you want it to.  I love my dog and cat. I love the smell of fresh air and the sound of birds! I love my friends and family. I love my passion for nutrition!  You have to feel LOVE about the things in your life, or what's it all for?  Love is all you need, or so a wise man once said.

So this juice is amazing, if I do say so myself. Beets, oranges, ginger, many heart-healthy ingredients it's hard to keep track!

Beets are known to reduce blood pressure, and prevent heart disease, and turmeric has properties that can even prevent heart attacks!  Citrus fruits like oranges and limes can reduce cholesterol, keep arteries healthy and prevent heart attacks, while the mint reduces the bad cholesterol and improves the good cholesterol.  And ginger is amazing!  Ginger has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol, reduce platelet activity and improve circulation, reducing your risk for heart disease and stroke!  Take care of your heart and juice away!

So, without further ado, this particular juice is just the thing you need to celebrate this HEARTy day.

Heart Beets
½ inch slice of red beet
3-4 navel oranges, peeled
1 lime, peeled
Fresh ginger, to taste
20-30 fresh mint leaves
½ t. ground turmeric

Juice all ingredients except the turmeric.  Add turmeric and stir well.

This juice is very refreshing and invigorating!  

Makes 16 ounces

Tomorrow's Juice: Veggie Lovers

Recipe is my original creation.  Feel free to share, but please link back to this original post.  Thank you! 


  1. I absolutely love juicing. I am on Day 6 of my juice fast and I have to say, I hate beets. Goodness, they are intense! Kudos to every one who loves them :)

  2. I don't like the taste of beets either, Megan. But, this one is very mild! You can barely detect them. You can always start with a smaller amount and add more gradually. :)