For weeks now I’ve been saying I want to juice using some of the CSA greens like carrot tops, beet greens, radish greens, etc. Instead they’ve been sautéed, mixed into salads, pestofied, or sadly thrown out.
But I have a triumph to share!!
Friday I picked up our CSA and there were these luscious vibrant beet greens that I just had to juice. So I made a plan that I would prep my juice ingredients and then they would conveniently be ready in the morning.
And it was convenient! So much so that I prepped two bags while I was in the moment.
Aim for the Beet’s Eye Green Juice Recipe
- 1 bunch of beet greens and stems
- 1/2 bunch parsley
- 1 English cucumber
- 2 apples
- 2 carrots
- 2 lemon cucumbers
- 2 lemons, peeled
- 1 jalapeno, seeded
- Wash and prep ingredients so that they'll fit your juicer's feeding tube.
- Split ingredients over 2 ziploc bags or containers.
- Then in the morning just JUICE. So easy.
Here’s my juicer set up. I’ve taken to using these wide measuring cups for the juice, because it is so much easier to pour into another container than what comes with the Omega.
The juice was magenta and green. Absolutely gorgeous.
There used to be a time when I put 4-5 apples in a juice. I have learned that I don’t need that many apples, which is great! The juice was not too sweet or too anything. I can’t think of how to describe the flavor except a nice balance of all the ingredients. Beet greens are much less intense than juicing beet root. I didn’t have Jeremy here for a taste-test, but I don’t recall it tasting like dirt at all.
Benefits of the Beet’s Eye Green Juice
- Parsley is rich in vitamins C, B12, and K; supports immunity, kidney function, and healing of the nervous system
- Lemons contain vitamins C, B6, A, E, folate, thiamin, riboflavin, and zinc to name a few; improves skin/hair/nails and helps improve digestion
- Beet greens are brimming with vitamins A, K, C, B2 and minerals copper, potassium, manganese, magnesium, and calcium; they are high in oxalates so use in moderation if you have existing digestive issues
- A small jalapeno contains 23% of the daily recommended vitamin C as well as the anti-inflammatory capsicum
- Cucumbers contain several b vitamins (great for anxiety) and the anti-inflammatory flavonol, fisetin
- Carrots are rich in vitamins A, C, many B’s, and E as well as the mineral potassium
- Apple juice is a great source of vitamin C and K as well as the mineral potassium
Bonus content? I filmed a little video while making this juice. 🙂
What greens have been going through your juicer lately?