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Beetroot Lime Cider – Mocktail Juice Recipe

by | Oct 27, 2022 | Mocktail Juice

Description

If you have ever wanted to make a non-alcoholic red wine then this juice recipe might be just right for you. It is just like a deep dark red “Cab Sav” for the Barossa Valley in SA.

Beetroot and lime work really well together in this juice recipe. They are often found together in relish, dip, and soups.

If you can get the really dark skin red apples as they provide the best flavour and colour combination for this juice. Just make sure they are not too soft and chalky or they will not press well in the cold press juicer.

Taste

Deep earthy texture and a sweet tangy taste.

Ingredients

  •  
    • 2 beetroot (med)
    • 2 dark red apples
    • 2 limes
    • 1/2 bunch mint

Juicing Time: 4 mins
Juice Qty: 400 ml
Serves: 2

Preparation

Beetroot

  • Cut in half and then into quarters
  • Slice each half into thin slices to make it easier to press.
  • Juice with skin on (you can also juice the leaves and stems if you have them).

Lime

  • Thinly slice off the outer skin
  • Juice whole

Apples

  • Remove the stems and remove any stickers
  • Juice apples whole with skin and seeds

Mint

  • Remove the leaves from any woody stems
  • Bunch together and chop into thumb size 

 

Method

Start by juicing the mint. Add in handfuls at a time.

Next and the beetroot. Go slow adding 1/4 of the sliced beetroot at a time and let the juicer press through fully before adding more.

Juice the limes next. Simply add them in one at a time.

Finish by juicing the apples. Same as limes add them in one at a time.

 

Tip: make double the recipe, put it into an empty wine bottle, and place it in the fridge. Makes a great non-alcoholic wine, served in red wine glasses for pre-dinner and will last 4-5 days.

Health Benefits

Beetroot

Beetroots are regarded as the "jewel" of the vegetable kingdom. They are the sweetest of all vegetables, they're loaded with nutrients and plant-based minerals that can ward off disease and help you experience amazing health.

Nutrition: They are rich in iron and nitric oxide which allows nutrients to flow through the capillaries which are so small that red blood cells can only travel single-file through them.

Cardiovascular / Circulatory System: The folate in beetroot helps lower high levels of homocysteine in your blood. Homocysteine is an amino acid produced when animal proteins are broken down. They can damage and narrow your arteries, which may lead to heart attacks and strokes. The nutritional qualities of beetroot profoundly affect the pulse and the rhythmical pattern of the heart. I like to say that beets help your 'heart beat'.

Immune System: Beetroot leaves can also be eaten or juiced if you have them available. They have known benefits for improving eye health, vitamin K, and vitamin C, for boosting the immune system. The leaves are higher in iron than spinach leaves.

Muscular System: Beetroot is beneficial for the muscular system due to its high content of nitrates, which are converted into nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide helps improve blood flow to the muscles, which can enhance exercise performance and reduce fatigue. Additionally, beetroot is rich in potassium, magnesium, and iron, which are important for muscle function, energy production, and oxygen transport. Including beetroot in your diet can support muscle health and improve overall athletic performance.

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Lime

When you think of limes think of cleansing your Lymphatic system. They may only be small but do not let the size make you think they don’t pack a punch. They are ultra-hydrating and electrolyte-producing because of the mineral salts.

Fresh-squeezed lime offers bioactive calcium that your body craves, antioxidant flavonoids for fighting disease, and they help purge many toxic substances like plastics and synthetic chemicals.

Tip: fresh lime juice squeezed onto a small cut or abrasion is a powerful disinfecting, antibacterial aid.

Limes are not only a zesty addition to dishes but also offer a range of health benefits. Here's why limes are good for various systems in our body:

Nutrition: Limes are low in calories but high in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage. They also contain vitamins A, B, and D, as well as minerals like calcium and magnesium. 

Digestive System: The acidity of limes can help improve digestion by stimulating the production of digestive enzymes. This can aid in the digestion of food and prevent digestive issues like indigestion and bloating.

Immune System: Vitamin C is essential for a healthy immune system. Limes are a great source of vitamin C, which can help boost the immune system and reduce the risk of colds, flu, and other illnesses. Limes also contain some of the most highly absorbable vitamin C around.

Detoxification: Limes are often used in detox diets because they can help cleanse the body and promote the elimination of toxins. The citric acid in limes helps stimulate the liver, which is the body's main detoxification organ.

Skin Health: The antioxidants in limes, including vitamin C, can help reduce the signs of aging and improve skin health. Lime juice can also be used topically to lighten dark spots and blemishes on the skin.

Hydration: Lime water is a refreshing and hydrating beverage that can help keep you hydrated throughout the day. Staying hydrated is important for overall health and can help improve energy levels and mood.

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Apple

Apples are the "Queen of the Fruits". The old saying "an apple a day..." is truly ancient wisdom as they protect and heal every human body system and cell. Apples are a true healing food.

Nutrition: Apples contain vitamins C and K, as well as potassium. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that supports the immune system, while vitamin K is important for blood clotting and bone health. Potassium is essential for heart health and muscle function. Apples are rich in antioxidants, including flavonoids and polyphenols. These compounds may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation.

All Systems: Apples also starve viruses. When their pectin fibers enter the digestive system, they release phytochemicals that bind onto viruses, shrouding viral cells so that they can’t feed and proliferate.

Cardiovascular / Circulatory System: Apples contain nutrients like vitamin C and potassium, which are important for heart health. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that supports the immune system, while potassium helps regulate blood pressure. Some research suggests that eating apples may be associated with a reduced risk of stroke, possibly due to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Some research suggests that eating apples may be associated with a reduced risk of stroke, possibly due to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

Digestive System: Apples are high in a soluble fibre (still in the juice) called pectin that forms a gel-like substance in the intestine. This gel can bind to cholesterol, removing it from the body, which may aid in reducing blood pressure levels. Apple juice provides living water to support the liver’s hydration capabilities, so it can store the water and then release it back into the bloodstream when the blood becomes dehydrated and isn’t flowing very well.

Nervous System: They are also high in malic acid that binds with any heavy metals in the brain. The word 'malic' comes from the Latin word 'malum', meaning 'apple' which is why I recommend to people who have brain or neurological symptoms to consume more apples.

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Mint

Beneficial for respiratory system issues such as bronchitis, asthma, and respiratory inflammation.

Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, B-complex, beta carotene, iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese, and potassium.

It is wonderful for digestive ailments such as nausea, indigestion, ulcers, halitosis, and flatulence. It can also provide relief from headaches, sinus congestion, sore throats, fatigue, stress, and anxiety.

Mint can help promote blood circulation and improve metabolism making it an excellent choice for cleansing and weight loss.

Gary Dowse

Gary Dowse

Master Juice Chef, Kuvings Australia

 

Gary is a powerhouse in the world of juicing and plant-based nutrition, driven by an unwavering passion for health and wellness. With certifications in natural juice therapy and whole food plant-based nutrition, Gary is a dedicated educator, empowering individuals to harness the transformative benefits of juicing and plant-based eating.

Through his enlightening books and dynamic online courses, Gary champions the preventative and restorative healing powers of embracing a lifestyle rich in vibrant juices and whole, plant-based foods.

His mission is to inspire and guide others on their journey to optimal health and vitality.

Disclaimer: information contained in this post is for educational purposes only, sourced from various books and websites. If you do anything recommended without the supervision of a licensed medical doctor, you do so at your own risk. The author, Gary Dowse, does not dispense medical advice or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for physical, emotional or medical problems without the advice of a physician, either directly or indirectly.

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