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Drink: Beetroot and Carrot Morning Elixir (Juice)

Drink: Beetroot and Carrot Morning Elixir (Juice)

Hey Guys, 

I have a confession to make. I am a procrastinator. I chalk out big plans in my head, but I never end up working on them or towards them. When I first started this website, I had decided that I would post something everyday. Yup, every single day. But me being me, my posts have been weeks apart, let alone days!

But I have decided, I have to be accountable. Not for anyone else. But for myself. And that’s why I have bought myself to write this here – in black and white. My plan is simple. Post something everyday. Even if I am not a 100% sure about it, even thought I might think I must write something more, or that my picture is not how I wanted, I am going to have one article up every single day. And I am going to do this for a month. So starting today, I am going to be posting one article everyday for 30 days. No breaks. I sincerely hope and pray that I am able to deliver to myself. 

On a similar note, lately I have also started incorporating fresh juices and fruits as well as fiber rich raw veggies in my diet. I have decided to have at least one such juice/ fruit/ veggie everyday. Do you see a pattern here? (I think I have finally decided to take charge of things <nervous laughter>) Last night, I had 1 boiled beetroot. Today, I started my day with this delicious carrot and beetroot juice. 

This is one of my most favourite vegetable juices. Because, one, I can have this year round, carrots and beets are available year round where I live. And two, the fiber left behind after juicing can be used to make other yummy things, but more on that later. 

Here’s the recipe

Beetroot and Carrot Morning Elixir
Serves 2
A delicious and healthy blend of carrots, beetroot and spinach with added ginger and black salt for a little kick
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
113 calories
23 g
0 g
1 g
7 g
0 g
348 g
334 g
10 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
348g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113
Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 334mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates 23g
8%
Dietary Fiber 9g
35%
Sugars 10g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
778%
Vitamin C
96%
Calcium
22%
Iron
30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Food Processor or Juicer
  2. 4-5 carrots
  3. 1 big beetroot
  4. 1 big handful spinach
  5. 1 inch ginger
  6. A pinch black salt
Instructions
  1. Begin by peeling the carrots, beetroot and ginger.
  2. Wash the spinach leaves thoroughly.
  3. Cut the carrots and beetroot into juicable chunks (as per your food processor or juicer).
  4. Simply use a food processor or juicer to juice the carrots, beetroot, spinach and ginger.
  5. Add a pinch of black salt and stir.
  6. Serve immediately.
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calories
113
fat
1g
protein
7g
carbs
23g
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I add black salt for a little kick. You may leave it out, but it does tie up all the flavours beautifully. I also make this with a lot of variations. Sometimes, I add some tomatoes and amla. Other times I add a little coriander. Whatever’s on hand. All these flavours work together. Believe me, they might not sound appetising, but they are, at least when juiced. 

By the way guys, I don’t always prefer juicing. I like to eat my veggies and fruits or I prefer them in smoothies. This is mostly due to the fact that there is a lot of wastage. Basically, the entire fiber component is left behind. I have recently started using this particular Juicer, and might I say, it does take out every last drop of moisture from these veggies! I literally got 2 full glasses of juice from a handful of carrots and a beet. Even so, in our house, when making orange juice, oranges are not actually juiced, but pulsed in a smoothie style. It makes for a much richer juice in my experience. 

I like to juice this particular mix of veggies because I can use the leftover fiber. Sometimes, I use the leftover fiber to make veggie patties. Other times my mom uses it to make stuffed paranthas or puris. So it does get used up. Hence there is zero wastage. I have plans to make some veggie patties today with the leftovers from this juicing. Hopefully, I will have that recipe up next!

I hope everyone’s had a wonderful start to their days as well! Hopefully, with something healthy 🙂

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