Red Beet Sangria

After watching several food documentaries and reading some of Michael Pollan’s books, I decided to integrate more raw food into our diet this year.  One of the ways I really up the number of fruits and vegetables we eat is by juicing.  It’s raw and you need a lot of fruits and vegetables to make enough juice for the day.  It must be said that beets are one of the most beautiful vegetables out there. The color is so brilliant it’s ethereal.  The juice of the beets is just as gorgeous as the fruit whole.  Beet roots are a great source of folate and vitamins B.

Beets are an excellent blood cleanser and are prized for their multitude of medicinal uses.  Raw beets also cleanse the liver and the intestines and can protect against stomach cancer.  – Going Raw: Everything You Need to Start your Own Raw Food Diet & Lifestyle Revolution at Home by Judita Wignall

I have already posted ‘green’ juice and smoothie recipes, so here is a ‘red’ juice recipe.  It is adapted from a cookbook called Everyday Raw Express by Matthew Kenney

Red Beet Sangria

2 Medium Beets

Bunch of Beet Root Leaves (if you can buy them with their stems/leaves attached)

3 Apples

2 Oranges

1 Lime (cut off the rind)

Cinnamon

Agave Sirop

**Cut up fresh fruit like oranges, limes or pears

  1. Juice all of the fruit
  2. Stir in the cinnamon and sirop, then add the cut up fruit
  3. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving

Happy Juicing!

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