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

  1. peachkins — July 24, 2009 @ 3:28 pm

    I don’t believe i’ve had beetroot in a juice before. It looks really good.

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  2. tigerfish — July 24, 2009 @ 4:28 pm

    No fruit juice extractor…how to make? sigh…

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    • Ippo456 replied: — July 25th, 2009 @ 7:21 am

      The troublesome way to make juice without an extractor is to use a food processor or a blender.
      Blend/process all the fruits & vegetables, then strain the liquid using a really fine strainer or a cheesecloth.
      I’ve done this method & it is quite troublesome & messy at times.

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      • wiffy replied: — July 27th, 2009 @ 10:39 am

        I’ve always wondered if it’s possible to make juice without an extractor, now I kinda understand how it can be done. Yes, sounds messy, but it’s a good thing to know if one do not have an extractor at hand. Thanks for sharing Ippo :-)

  3. lisaiscooking — July 25, 2009 @ 3:35 am

    I love the color of the juice! Sounds delicious too.

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  4. Ippo456 — July 25, 2009 @ 7:19 am

    I actually have tried this & this is how my mom would sneak in my daily intake of vegetables for me 8)
    Once I found out the stuff she’d put in my juice (including celery, which I don’t like), I wasn’t too happy :!:

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  5. reena — July 25, 2009 @ 8:29 pm

    I hope you like this combo. I’m just the opposite, I prefer to eat it than drink it as I find that juiced beetroot has this muddy taste :P But for my kids, I try to sneak in vegetables in their juice :)

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    • wiffy replied: — July 27th, 2009 @ 10:37 am

      I love this combo, thanks for sharing! Sorry I was going to drop you a note on your blog to tell ya I’ve featured it, but I was so busy last week. :wink:

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  6. Mery — July 26, 2009 @ 10:50 am

    Nice combination…..

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  7. HoppingHammy — July 26, 2009 @ 10:31 pm

    Wow sounds healthy and tasty at the same time. I love the arrangement of this photo with the cute yellow umbrella as a touch. (I used one just like that for Mr. Tumnus hehehe) And cute name……..ABC juice. :lol:

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    • wiffy replied: — July 27th, 2009 @ 10:39 am

      You know what, whenever I use or see any prop-like things, I always thought of you :halo:

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  8. food-4tots — July 26, 2009 @ 10:54 pm

    I came across this recipe when reading about beetroot. It is a very powerful drink esp for people who has just recovered from their illness. Will try to make it one day. Nice photo! ;)

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    • wiffy replied: — July 27th, 2009 @ 10:42 am

      Yes! having a mild sore throat now and thinking of making the drink again. Thanks for your kind words

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  9. dhanggit — July 27, 2009 @ 4:13 pm

    All that healthyness in just one glass! i love it! :XO:

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  10. Marc @ NoRecipes — July 27, 2009 @ 10:24 pm

    Hah… interesting fact about Betacyanin. I always wondered about that. I wonder if golden beets are less nutritious because they lack the red color? I tend to prefer them because they taste less bitter.

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    • wiffy replied: — July 28th, 2009 @ 9:18 am

      I wonder too! But I think I would prefer golden beets (if I can find them here, in Singapore) for savoury dishes ;)

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