Carrot Apple and Beet Juice

How I fell in love with vegetables.

A silly but ingenious story.
It all began with my hatred for vegetables as a child. Though no matter how much I hated them my mum always found ingenious ways to make me eat them. Honestly, the children of today will never know the struggle.

Some years back after undergoing an appendectomy, my doctor ordered me to drink spinach and carrot juice to aid recovery.  “Just blend the spinach and carrots with some water and drink it twice a day.'” he said. I know poppie used to eat tins of spinach to get all buff and load up on energy, but the reality was I wasn’t going to try that! Who likes plain spinach juice anyway!  Now because he’s a doctor, you’re bound to listen to him. Bearing in mind I was on a liquids only diet for 3 days while other patients down the hall enjoyed chapo and beef stew.
So on my first day back home, mother got a whole load of spinach and carrots and was so eager to make spinach and carrot juice just like the doctor ordered… Eeek

I took my first sip and just like I imagined, it was so vile! How can one possibly drink that even if it’s good for you! I made my mum try some knowing she wouldn’t like it, but as parents do, they lie to you and tell you it’s not that bad. So to say the least, that particular memory scared me for quite some time until I discovered the beauty of vegetable juices made with some fruit.

Which leads me to this particular juice. Never would I have imagined drinking raw carrot & beet juice (no matter how much I knew it was good for me).

Loaded with Vitamin A, C, B6 and other good stuff  this juice works wonders for your skin and is a great natural pre-workout drink. The combination of carrot, apple, lemon and ginger emulates a sweet and sour flavour that’s absolutely amazing and super refreshing. Add half a beetroot and you’ve just pimped up your juice with more vitamins, nitrates and anti-inflammatory properties. So without further a do let’s juice!

Serves | 2 |

 Ingredients:

6 Medium Carrots
4 Gala Apples
1/2 A medium lemon
1 Inch Ginger
1/2 Small Beetroot

Method:

In cold water wash and scrub the carrots, beetroot and apples until all the dirt is gone. Wash the lemon and ginger as well then peel the lemon until you’re quite close to the flesh. Add some ice to the juicer jug/glass then pass all the ingredients through the juicer and let the magic happen.

Tip: If you dont have a juicer blend the ingredients with drinking water and sieve it into a bowl. Then pour as desired.

Happy Juicing!

Sylvia Jemutai
Sylvia Jemutai

Sylvia Jemutai is a food and lifestyle photographer, writer, food stylist, and designer based in Nairobi. Exploring life through delicious food and photography one plate at a time. With a fondness for delicious home cooked meals, mammoth salads and occasional dessert for breakfast.