This red juice is a sweet-tart combination of pomegranate, beet, red cabbage and ginger that will invigorate your taste buds.
It seems inevitable that come January we’re all struck with that overwhelming urge to get back on track and eat a little cleaner. If consuming more fresh produce is on your to-do list this year then you may want to add juicing to your daily routine.
Quick and easy, a homemade fruit and vegetable juice makes a wonderfully invigorating and tasty drink in the morning or afternoon when you’re looking for a pick me up that doesn’t rely on caffeine.
My favorite juice to sip on at the moment is a sweet-tart combination of pomegranate, beets, red cabbage and ginger. I call it my ravishingly red juice because of its vibrant color.
Pomegranates have long been prized as a symbol of health and their tart flavor play beautifully off the sweetness of the beets that for their part bring a bevy of liver-loving properties. I also throw the leafy green beet tops in the juice for added vitamin A and K. Red cabbage has more nutrients than its paler green counter parts thanks to its purple pigmentation. It’s loaded with a range of its own nutrients, including vitamin C (as much as an orange), anthocyanins and phytochemicals. And last but not least is ginger which gives the whole thing an invigorating jolt to get you going, not to mention its digestive anti-inflammatory properties.
That’s a lot of goodness in a small glass and just the thing to give your body a natural lift when you need it. It has a good amount of kick from the ginger but not so much as to overwhelm your taste buds. The red cabbage and beets offer a mellow sweetness while the pomegranate juice balances everything with a nice tart finish.
So dig out your juicer and give it a try, it might become your new favorite pick-me up!
What are some of your favorite juice combinations?