Hearty Paleo Juice! Mariel Lewis August 17, 2012 American, Breakfast, Dairy Free, For the Fit, Gluten Free, Juices, Nut Free, On a Budget, Paleo, Paleo-Vegan, RAW Vegan, Soy Free, Treats, Vegetarian 8 Comments I’ve been craving beets lately. A whole lot. There is something about their redness and their composition that attracts me so much to them. If my body wants beets, it must mean it needs beets….right? Here are a few fun facts on beets: Beets have sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron and phosperous (You can't “beet” that)! They are a fibrous food, which contains vitamins A and C as well as niacin. Studies have shown that beets protect the body against cancer (especially colon cancer) and that if consumed regularly, it can help protect your body against heart disease. Also, beets help cleanse the blood, cleanse the colon and strengthen the liver. It's good stuff. I’m thinking beets will be included in my diet more regularly. I want all these benefits. Plus, they are really delicious! I bought some beets at our Co-Op and brought them home. I wanted a nice cold beet, carrot & apple juice! Doesn’t that just sound lovely? Well, let me just tell you, it was. Get the full recipe here! 8 Responses Preston August 18, 2012 I can’t wait to try this one Mari!!!! Looks delicious! Berries October 5, 2012 I absolutely love juicing so I was wondering why you boil the beets as opposed to using them raw? Mariel Lewis October 5, 2012 You can definitely juice them raw for this recipe! I had boiled beets in my refrigerator already, so I used what I had on hand berries October 9, 2012 Oh ok. Thanks so much! Bec January 8, 2013 This is similar to my favourite juice. I use a green apple, more carrots, not as much beet and add some fresh ginger. It is yummy. Diane March 26, 2013 I made this today with raw beets and it was lovely. Thanks for the recipe, I’m new to juicing and it was nice to find a simple recipe that tastes great! Mariel Lewis March 26, 2013 Awesome! Glad you liked it Jacqui April 4, 2013 I am so pleased you mentioned the cooked beetroot. In the UK I’m finding it hard to get raw beetroot in supermarkets. There’s plenty of cooked, vacusealed beetroot but none raw. I’m going to try this juice tonight Thanks for caring ML.