so beet me already

After a disastrous Master Cleanse attempt, (just five weeks after a successful ten-day MC), I decided to start juicing – another fervid endeavor to eat more healthily.  With the help of a friend who kindly loaned me his Omega VRT350 masticating juicer, (this favor may turn out costing me $350), I plunged into the world of beets, celery, carrots, cucumbers, and apples, head first.

I think one reason it’s taken me so long to hop on this juice train is THE BEET.  I hate them.  I have never met a beet I liked.  Boiled, grilled, pickled, raw, nope.  I still have flashbacks of Mom slapping canned, sliced beets on my dinner plate while I try to figure out the best way to covertly get them into my napkin.  When I looked up recipes for various juices, a lot of them contained the dreaded root.  I eventually concluded if I’m going to do this, I might as well start with the worst and hope for the best.

I’m glad I did.

This concoction was so delicious, after I finished one serving, I was craving for a second, third and fourth.  I even went back to the market to buy more beets for the coming week.  It was earthy, soothing, refreshing, and sweet.

Can’t Beet It

2 apples

1 beet root

4 carrots

3 celery stalks

1/2 cucumber

1/2 thumb-sized ginger root

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