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Beetroot Carrot and Cucumber Juice

Beetroot Carrot and Cucumber Juice

 

This is a healthy and nutrious Vegetable Juice.Beets and carrots are high in beta-carotene due to which they attain the beautiful colour in them.these three veggies are low in calories but rich in dietary fibre which is half soluble and half insoluble and is good in reducing cholesterol.good for eyes,skin and hair.

Beets contain vit C,vit B,magnesium,iron,copper,phosphorus.

Carrots are rich in Beta-carotene good for eyes.An interesting thing about carrot is it is best when taken cooked with little cooking oil or in pulp form as this improves the percentage of Beta-carotene to 39%.Only 3% is released into the body during digestion if taken raw.

The colour in the Beets and Carrots is due to the presence of Beta-carotene,which metabolises into Vit A,both are rich in fibre,iron and minerals.

There are wide varieties of colours in Carrots.

Pic from wikepedia...Carrots in many Colours

 

To prepare this recipe

Beetroot – 1

Carrot – 1

Cucumber – 1

Lemon – 1 small

Honey – 2 tsps for each Glass

Method

Peel and wash the carrot and beetroot,remove edges and chop into thin slices.

Wash cucumber and chop,no need to peel.

Place all the three veggies  in the blender and and add few ice cubes and blend into a smooth puree and add a glass of chilled water and strain into a pitcher.

Take two tall serving glasses and pour into them,add little more water if needed and strain of the juice completely.

Add lemon juice and 2 tsp of honey into each glass and stir and serve.

Can be taken as a morning drink or in brunch time.

Do not store…take as soon as you prepare.

Precaution

Beets contain Oxalates which when in exess can cause body fluid to crystallize,so people with Kidney or Gallbladder problems should avoid BEETROOTS….

But….One thing after preparing this juice is whether to discard the remaining  or do something.????

I tried and experimented with this and got a new recipe by adding few more ingredients to this .The output was tasty veg cutlets/patties/hash browns(Pinks)….will post the recipe soon…

Vegetable Cutlets

 You can add many other veggies like Squash,Celery,Tomato or Bottlegourd to this vegetable Juice in different combinations and experiment..for this summer.Even spinach,mint too are cool….

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