Up"Beet" Zinger Juice

I love fresh raw foods. What's not to love? With their healing energy, crisp and fresh deliciousness and vivid coloring hinting at the vast array of minerals and nutrients nearly bursting from their seams, organic fruits and veggies are nature's perfect food. So it only makes sense that not only do these foods nourish your body but they also invigorate your mind. And you can definitely expect a mood boost from this zingy and grounding fresh juice recipe I have for you today loaded with vibrant red beet, spicy ginger and sweet and tangy citrus. Your afternoon pick me up just got a whole lot yummier!

Energize and hydrate with this zingy citrus and beet juice. 

Energize and hydrate with this zingy citrus and beet juice. 

Gorgeous colors of this fresh, organic produce hint towards their vast array of nutrients that will flood your body with energy and a sense of well-being. 

Gorgeous colors of this fresh, organic produce hint towards their vast array of nutrients that will flood your body with energy and a sense of well-being. 

Beets: Although beets have the highest sugar content of all veggies, they're not one to be shunned. With their ability to lower blood pressure, enhance stamina, fight inflammation and aid your body in detoxification, these sweet root veggies are a powerhouse of nutrition. Plus, they make your juice a vibrant pink... a great all-natural lip stain! And bonus: juice the beet greens as well! They're the most nutritious part of the plant... ridiculously high in vitamins and minerals, the greens can help ward of alzheimer's and cancer while also supporting bone health.

Lemon: This yellow ball of goodness is full of vitamins and minerals to detoxify your body, make your skin pretty and smooth, fight pain and inflammation, balance your body's pH levels and nourish your brain and nerve cells. 

Orange: A perfect snack for an on-the-go burst of energy, what's not to love about oranges? They help prevent cancer and kidney disease, are helpful in lowering cholesterol and keep your heart happy. Tae Yun Kim said it best, "Orange strengthens your emotional body, encouraging a general feeling of joy, well-being, and cheerfulness.” 
 

Fennel: Don't let its black licorice flavor turn you off, this white bulb is loaded with nutrients and pairs perfectly with fresh citrus. Boasting a high iron and histidine {an amino acid} content, fennel helps prevent anemia by stimulating hemoglobin production. It's also great for tummy troubles. And nobody is happy with a belly ache or stinky gas, so feel happy again with some fennel!

Ginger: This zingy root is awesome. It stimulates circulation, inhibits bacteria growth, helps prevent the comma cold and reduces pain and inflammation. It's also worth noting that ginger is the go-to for easing nausea... a definite superstar among our pregnant friends! 

Fresh, cold-pressed juice is a Godsend for nursing mommas like me!

Fresh, cold-pressed juice is a Godsend for nursing mommas like me!

Up"Beet" Zinger Juice

2 large oranges

1 lemon

1 inch piece fresh ginger

2 small beets

1/2 fennel bulb

1/2 cup coconut water {optional can add for additional sweetness and less of a "zing"}

Look at all of those vibrant colors in this zingy citrus & beet juice. Imagine all the goodness it's giving your cells with every energizing sip.

Look at all of those vibrant colors in this zingy citrus & beet juice. Imagine all the goodness it's giving your cells with every energizing sip.

Directions: Wash your produce. Cut citrus, fennel and beets into quarters. Peel ginger. Add to juicer and let it work its magic! {And make sure you put the pusher thing in to keep your ingredients from spraying all over and out of the top... ;)} Pour into your fanciest wine glass. WASH YOUR JUICER. Then, take a big sip of your energizing and deliciously fresh juice. Now, try not to smile. I dare you!

Tip: Make sure to swish the juice around your mouth to let it mingle with your saliva, since digestion starts in the mouth. You don't want to send it down like a brick to your stomach! And always enjoy juice on an empty stomach to avoid tummy troubles and facilitate proper digestion.