Nothing gets me more excited than seeing the fruits and flowers of nature match in color. I've said it once, but I believe that nature is an artist.
I originally made this during the summer months, but have found that this juice is a perfect fall drink since apples and pears have recently been harvested. Some fitness professionals are for juicing. Others are not.
What should you do? I have written a brief post, here, "To Juice or Not to Juice." I think there are spiritual benefits, specifically giving your gut a break from chronic over-eating.
Beets are a miracle food. First, I've learned that beets are one of the very few foods that can detox the liver and purify our blood (hence the color of both). One of the first known uses for beets were during the Roman era who used beets as an aphrodisiac.
Besides boosting one's libido, beets are an excellent source for magnesium, potassium, fiber, iron, phosphorous and Vitamin A, B & C.
Apples and pears are no exception to health benefits. Apples contain phytonutrients that regulates blood sugar and is a good source for dietary fiber. Eating them in whole form is most ideal, but freshly squeezed juice can have a laxative effect to get the bowel system moving. Apples also contain high bouts of Vitamin C. When vitamin C is taken in excess, it contributes to a laxative effect.
As for pears, fiber is the most known health benefit. Pears also contain high traces of Vitamin C & K and copper. Studies have been shown that pears can help prevent Type 2 Diabetes.
So the "trifecta" effect is that this juice is easy for digestion but these nutrients "work hard" to cleanse the digestive tract. Together, the juice is sweet, just like natural candy. Enjoy!
Apple Pear Beet Juice
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Makes 2 cups (depending on the strength of the juicer)
4 small gala apples
Wash and cut the pear, beet and apple. Put through a juicer, mix and serve!
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com