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ABC Juice (Apple, Beetroot, Carrot)

   

ABC Juice
A for Apple, B for Beetroot, C for Carrot – 3 simple ingredients for ABC Juice

I chanced upon this interesting vegetable juice at reena’s blog and I just know I had to try it. I thought it will be fun to post a recipe on ABC juice right after posting my ABC soup recipe, even though these two recipes are not related to each other besides the similar name. The “ABC” in this case stands for apples, beetroots and carrots, so this recipe is super easy to remember. Beetroot is a super healthy vegetable, but I’ve always preferred to “drink” beetroot rather than to eat it. I personally feel that this fuss-free recipe is the best way to consume beetroot and enjoy all its wonderful nutrients at the same time.

Known properties & benefits of beetroots (aka beets)
Info from Wiki & LoveBeetroot.co.uk

- Lowers blood pressure (therefore avoid/consume in moderation if you are anemic)
- Relaxes the mind (due to the substance betaine) and is used to treat depression. It also contains trytophan which contributes to a sense of well being.
- Contains aphrodisiac properties according to the Romans. The juice is a rich source of boron, which plays an important role in the production of human sex hormones.

The unique deep red/magenta hue of beetroot is due to the substance known as betanin, which is used industrially as a red food colourant – e.g. to improve the colour of tomato paste, sauces, jams and ice cream. To me, the beetroot looks as if it is “bleeding” when you cut into it, so do be careful about red stains. Betacyanin in beetroot may cause pink “side effects” in some people who are unable to break it down, however do not be alarmed if that happens.

ABC Juice
ABC Juice

Ingredients
(Makes one tall glass)
- 1 small (about 200g) beetroot, remove skin and cut to small chunks
- 2 medium carrots, skin peeled, cut to small chunks
- 1 large red unwaxed apple, cut to small chunks

Directions
1. Blend everything with a fruit juice extractor (not food blender) and serve immediately. That’s all – it’s as easy as ABC :-)

Variations
- You can use green apple instead of red apple for a sour taste.
- You can add 1 stalk of celery if you like the vegetable.
- Carrots and red apples make the juice sweet, so you can experiment with the quantity to adjust the sweetness.

                                           

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63 Responses to “ABC Juice (Apple, Beetroot, Carrot)”

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  1. ladyhomechef — July 23, 2009 @ 11:59 pm

    Haha! I thought ABC soup initially ;p
    ABC drink, will try to source for beetroot asap! 8)

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    • wiffy replied: — July 27th, 2009 @ 10:44 am

      I have ABC soup recipe as well (my previous post) :wink:

      yeah, hope you try it out and like it! :-)

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  2. Bob — July 24, 2009 @ 1:34 am

    Sounds good to me, anytime I can drink my veggies I love it. :)

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    • wiffy replied: — July 27th, 2009 @ 10:44 am

      same here. drinking veggies is definitely more enjoyable than eating them, to me :|

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  3. Ching — July 24, 2009 @ 2:55 am

    I should start juicing again! Love the color and I know it’s very healthy for us. We just bought two apple trees for our backyard. In 2 years time, hopefully we can harvest our own apples.

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    • wiffy replied: — July 27th, 2009 @ 10:33 am

      Your own apple tree! :O I am so envious, hehe

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  4. Eat. Travel. Eat! — July 24, 2009 @ 3:42 am

    What a nice name for this juice combination! My usual combination of juice would become into CACC juice- carrot, apple, cucumber, and celery. All a mix of things that go on sale in my area- especially with the celery and cucumber. I like this deep red color of the juice! Wit my juice combo it becomes a brownish orange. Not delicious looking but it tastes okay. Yours definitely looks good and tastes great! :)

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    • wiffy replied: — July 27th, 2009 @ 10:34 am

      I like the sound of your CACC juice! I love short form names like these that help me to remember the ingredients. Gotta try it out one day! :-)

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  5. Selba — July 24, 2009 @ 7:50 am

    Wow… look at the color of the juice! Beautiful red!!!

    I’m going to try to make this juice :)

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    • wiffy replied: — July 27th, 2009 @ 10:35 am

      Yes I love the deep red hue as well. Hope you like it! :-)

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  6. gertrude — July 24, 2009 @ 8:10 am

    I just love beet juice and will have this at least twice a week. This is how I had mine. One beet, one green apple and one lime. Try it and its really good.

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    • wiffy replied: — July 27th, 2009 @ 10:35 am

      I’m gonna try your version with green apple and lime next time. I like the sound of it!

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  7. Little Inbox — July 24, 2009 @ 8:48 am

    I tried the same thing before. It’s good for detox.

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    • wiffy replied: — July 27th, 2009 @ 10:35 am

      Yes I heard beets are great for detox. I’m trying to consume beetroot at least once a week :-)

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  8. Gera @ SweetsFoods — July 24, 2009 @ 9:05 am

    Nutritious, healthy and lavish juice! :)
    Adore your photo-skills…they’re incredible!

    Sending to twitter… :up:

    Cheers,

    Gera

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    • wiffy replied: — July 27th, 2009 @ 10:36 am

      Thanks for your sweet gesture! My photo skills … there are many out there who are better than me, thanks for your encouragement :halo:

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  9. Reeni — July 24, 2009 @ 9:08 am

    I once tried to make a beet smoothie – with bad results. This looks much better than mine!

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    • wiffy replied: — July 27th, 2009 @ 10:36 am

      Hope you perfect the beet smoothie one day with a recipe on your blog :-)

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  10. Alice — July 24, 2009 @ 11:43 am

    Wow! This juice is simply awesome! I still remember I visited an organic shop and the consultant recommended me to make ABC juice. I was puzzled at that moment. She told me exactly these 3 ingredients and claimed that this juice is one of the cancer prevention juice. I have tried few times and it tasted simple delicious with a drop of wildflower honey! Your shot is gorgeous! :XO:

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    • wiffy replied: — July 27th, 2009 @ 10:45 am

      Thanks for your kind words! :halo: cancer prevention, woah another great benefit. I like the sound of adding some wildflower honey … gotta try it if I can get my hands on some. :-)

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