Short winter days have me longing for the energy that seems to come naturally during the summer months. If you’re looking for a pick-me-up, consider juicing with this bright, spicy blend.
Fresh juice packs the nutrients you’ll need to stay motivated during the gloomy, cold days. This one has anti-inflammatory properties from the beets, vitamin C from the citrus, immunity boosting carrots, and ginger and cayenne to help winter sinuses and sore throats.
Be prepared for the lingering heat of the cayenne. It will definitely put the pep back in your step.
Additionally, turmeric has been having a moment.
More studies are needed to confirm, but this bright-hued spice has been said to curb heartburn, alleviate joint pain, delay diabetes, fight cancer, ward off heart attacks and even help protect the brain against Alzheimer’s.
Phew! Even if one of those scientifically test true, you’re on your way to a healthier New Year.
Beet the Heat Blend
Serves 2, Prep 10 min
- 4-5 medium beets
- 5 large carrots
- 2 oranges, peeled
- 1 lemon, peeled
- 1.5 inch piece fresh ginger
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (more to taste)
1. Pass the first five ingredients through a juicer.
2. Stir in cayenne pepper and turmeric.
3. Serve immediately. Pour over ice if desired.
Fresh juice is most nutritious, but juice can be refrigerated up to 3 days.