This nutrient-packed juice is made with blood oranges, beets, carrots, ginger and turmeric. The juice is a bit on the tart side with a hint of sweetness, adding an apple or pear to the mix will sweeten things up.
Blood Oranges are high in Vitamin C, antioxidants and folic acid. Blood oranges contain anthocyanin a flavonoid believed to help prevent cancer, and have anti-inflammatory properties.
Carrots are packed with Vitamins A, K and C. Carrots help to reduce risk of heart disease and cancer while improving vision.
Beets can help lower blood pressure and boost stamina. They also aid in detoxifying blood and the liver.
Ginger helps alleviate stomach issues and can help to boost the immune system while improving blood flow.
Turmeric is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory power house which can help prevent cancer, heart disease and depression.
3 blood oranges, (regular oranges can be used)
2 medium sized carrots
2 baby beets
1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger
1 1-inch piece of fresh turmeric*
1. Remove the peel and pith surrounding the blood oranges. Discard peel and pith. Trim carrots and beets of any greens, and scrub off any dirt under cold, running water. Save greens for another use (salad or pesto are good options). Peel ginger, and rinse turmeric.
2. Using a juicer, juice oranges, carrots, beets, ginger and turmeric into a glass, stirring to combine. Add ice if desired.
A little more prep is needed if using a blender. Cut the peeled blood oranges into several pieces, and pick out and discard any pits. Add blood orange fruit to a blender. Peel the carrots, beets and turmeric. Slice carrots, beets, ginger and turmeric, and also add to the blender. Blend on high speed until smooth. Pour into a large glass, and add ice if desired.
* If fresh turmeric isn’t available, do not use dried turmeric. Simply omit from the recipe. Also, fresh turmeric easily stains anything it comes in contact with, so be careful when handling.
Recipe and image via Kitchen Konfidence