Tonight I tried a new juice from the Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead juice recipe.
I opted for the Apple-Carrot-Beet.
I am trying on this juice fast to stick with the Joe Cross and Phil Staples regime of juicing more veggies than fruit. Something I have not done so well with in the past. Dont get me wrong I love beets and carrots but my taste buds usually water more at the prospect of mango and pineapple than beets and carrots.
This one though was pleasantly refreshing. If you dont like beets then this is not for you. I know in many of the juices you can hide celery and certain greens but the beet is prevalent in this juice. Luckily I enjoy the taste.
Also beets are great for runners. Take a look at the results from this academic study. “We were amazed by the effects of beet juice on oxygen uptake because these effects [including a 16% boost in cyclists’ endurance, at greater speed] cannot be achieved by any other known means, including training.” – Prof. Andrew Jones, University of Exeter
So there you go, drink your beets and get 16% better endurance.
Anyway I digress, this is a lovely tasting juice and in true Running on Juice style I like to adapt some of these juices so I added my favourite fruit…the humble pear to this and it worked a treat. So I name this juice ‘Beetlejuice’.
2 beets (or 1 big beet!) And beet is a beetroot for my British friends.
lump of ginger
Juice the lot and blend with ice and some spinach.