I am really starting to enjoy my long-run Saturdays. It’s funny how when you don’t have a set “schedule” for running you end up enjoying runs even more, (well at least I do).
Today I ran the first 14.78 on the treadmill, (just felt like being near my family and not venturing out…it’s been a lonely process lately) and finished a run with my husband going another 2.5 miles. I love seeing Ryan’s progress…he’s really come a long way in a short period of time and it makes me feel less stressed about his level of stress at work with a healthy outlet.
I love how long runs and being active make you crave healthier things. I have not made juice in a long time, and today with it being warmer….juice sounded so good!
I had beets from Berry Acres and decided that I wanted to make something pink, (my socks inspired me!)
My favorite combination when using beets are carrot, lemon, ginger, apple, and a pinch of cyanne.
I have a Breville for juicing, so it’s really simple to do. I just washed and peeled my beet, lemon, and ginger, (no need for the rest…but if you don’t peel the beets they add a real “dirt” taste to your juice)
Putting my juicer on high I put everything in and let the magic happen.
This juice is great for so many reasons. It is warm from the ginger and cayenne, (hence the name, “Hot” Pink Lemonade), it’s earthy form the beets, but in a good way that even your pickiest of toddlers will love….
Sweet from the apple and carrot, and tart from the lemon….It’s the best of everything.
I think beets are really taking off in the running community, (I will have to research why, maybe it’s their natural iron content. Iron is critical for runners and energy). However, if you don’t like beets…you could add less then I did, I just really have learned to love beets.
Any suggestions for the pulp??
It had lemon and apple seeds so I didn’t want to try to bake anything with the pulp. I ended up giving it to my pups and they ate around the lemon and ginger…silly dogs.
A few more juice shots, because it really is a pretty drink!
WARNING! this will become highly addictive! (it also might color your toilet bowl later when you’re body is done digesting…don’t be alarmed…and if you have a toddler like mine…they’ll want to tell the whole world that their pee was red).
- 2 large beets, (1 if you're not a beet fan)
- 3 gala apples
- 5 large carrots
- 2 in. knob ginger
- 2 lemons
- pinch of cayenne, optional
- Peel ginger, lemon, and beet
- Turn Juicer on "high" setting and add all ingredients
- Stir to combine
- If you don't have a fancy juicer, use a blender.
- Add all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth
- Pour "smoothie" mixture through a fine sieve
- Allow to cool in fridge if warm from blender