Amazing Apple Beet Grapefruit Juice


April 17, 2013

This amazing apple beet grapefruit juice from The Decadent Detox 3-Day Juice Cleanse helps flush the liver, build the blood, and aid digestive detox.

Amazing Apple Beet Grapefruit Juice

This amazing apple beet grapefruit juice from The Decadent Detox 3-Day Juice Cleanse packs a powerful punch. Grapefruit contains a powerhouse of Vitamin C, carotenes, and other antioxidants to combat free radicals, aid digestion, and promote weight loss. Beets flush the liver and help build blood, and apples sweep out toxins from the colon.

The Health Benefits of Beet Juice

This deep-burgundy beauty is a detox diva. With loads of betaine to flush the liver and bring down homocysteine levels, beets help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, aiding brain function, and stabilizing mood. Since beets optimize the red cells’ utilization of oxygen they’re very helpful to endurance athletes. Minerals in beets include calcium, potassium, iron, copper, and sodium. On the thermic side, this is a “neutral” food, neither warming nor cooling, which makes it an ideal all-season cleanse candidate.

There’s no need to peel raw beets. Just give them a scrub, roughly chop, and juice away. Nothing beats a beet for clearing the body— maybe faster than you’re looking for. So if you’ve not juiced beets before, start with a little, a quarter to a third medium-sized root, going easy until your system gets accustomed to the effects. Overdo it and you may be paying the porcelain deity more frequent homage than you’d like. If your urine gets a pinkish or reddish tinge, no need to be alarmed. That’s a sign that you’re “beeting” the toxins.

The Health Benefits of Grapefruit Juice

Rich in vitamin A, beta-carotene and lycopene (both especially abundant in red varieties) grapefruit’s a star in its own right. As you pucker up, bear in mind that you’re helping regulate your heart rate and blood pressure, boost your immune system, and keep your skin’s healthy glow. An excellent source of antioxidant vitamin C, of course, along with potassium electrolyte, grapefruit provides moderate levels of B-complex vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, copper, and phosphorus. If you’re taking prescription medications, though, you want to consult your doctor before eating grapefruit, as it interacts adversely with a variety of drugs.

Though grapefruit like other citrus fruits comes into season in early winter, it’s cooling. We use it in any season for its detox power, nutrients, and low sugar content. Ginger, fennel, and cayenne are all good options to right the thermal balance. Before juicing, peel or cut the rind off, but leave the white pithy part, where a lot of those powerful nutrients reside. Grapefruit’s tangy juice goes great solo, or mixed with a variety of flavors—particularly beet, lime, fennel, and greens.

The Health Benefits of Apple Juice

Tasty, able to break down toxins, lower cholesterol, and enhance digestion, this fruit is a popular, versatile, and cost-effective go-to for juices. With phytonutrients, powerful antioxidants like quercetin, vitamin A (in the peel), vitamin C, and significant potassium, apple is a prime detox food that’s available year ‘round. As an aid to cleansing, apples’ high pectin content provides a great bowel regulator, able to slow the colon down or speed it up, as the body needs.

Apple is a cooling food, and we include it in juices to balance the bitterness of leafy greens and other vegetables. The sweet tang of apple blends with almost all fruits and vegetables; our preferred variety is Granny Smith, which has a tarter flavor and lower sugar content than common reds like Fuji, Delicious, and Honeycrisp. That said, this fruit is versatile, and our recipes work with any apple you have on hand.

We recommend coring apples before juicing, as the jury is still out as to whether the bit of cyanide occurring naturally in the seeds is detrimental to health.

Try this beet grapefruit juice. It is so delicious and effective.

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Amazing Apple Beet Grapefruit Juice

This amazing apple beet grapefruit juice from The Decadent Detox 3-Day Juice Cleanse helps flush the liver, build the blood, and aid digestive detox.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 16-ounce glasses
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

  • 1 ruby red grapefruit, peeled
  • 1 medium red beet, scrubbed
  • 1/2 green apple
  • Pinch of Celtic sea salt

Instructions

  1. Push everything through your juicer.  

Recipe Notes

Recipe from The Decadent Detox 3-Day Juice Cleanse.
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

Comments

Comments 6

  1. Mmm this looks so good. I’m starting a master cleanse this weekend but I need a full day of juicing before it begins. I just found one of my juices!

  2. I always drink mine not juiced. I don’t strain it. I want recipes that will give me all the energy I have lost. I have just been using what is in the house. Spinach, cucumber, apple, carrots, peaches, bananas. I am going to try some chia and flax seed. I am also going for the celery. Any suggestions? ENERGY and Beautiful skin! is what I am after

    1. If you’re just cleansing, not unstrained juices and smoothies are wonderful. Papaya, green tea, leafy greens, mango are all wonderful for skin. As well as chia, flax, hemp. But, for detox/fasting, it’s better to strain.

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