Beet + Greens Juice

Using a juicer, juice all the ingredients (peeling as necessary — for example, I always peel ginger, lemons, and oranges before). Pour in a glass and enjoy right away! You can put in a to-go bottle for later use, but drink the same day and keep refrigerated. Enjoy!

Makes: 2 servings
Time: 10 minutes


1 large beet
2 medium (or 1 large) carrots
2 apples
2 celery stalks
1 lemon
1 navel orange
1 2-inch piece ginger
1 large handful fresh parsley
6 leaves swiss chard

beet + greens juice by fried parsley

I just got a new juicer for the holidays! I am so excited about this one. It’s a slow juicer, which is believed to extract more juice and retain more nutrients from the fruits and vegetables. It also takes up practically no kitchen space and only murmurs a slight hum when juicing. So of course a new juice recipe in light of the many juices I’ve been making is due.

This recipe, I originally called Ruby Red Juice for its rich and deep-red color, is full of vibrant seasonal fruits and vegetables. You’ll find beets, parsley, ginger, carrots, Swiss chard, oranges, lemon, celery and apples in this juice. With a swath of ideas, I’ve been reliably turning to these rich and nutrient-dense red juice. You'll find along with the seasonality of produce, this juice is an ode to the one of my favorite winter colors (re: my past post on the colors of season).

beet + greens juice by fried parsley
beet + greens juice by fried parsley

Beets are full antioxidants and anti-inflammatories
Parsley and swiss chard are a good source of iron + vitamin K.
The citrus provides loads of vitamin c and detoxifying properties, proving particularily using for sluggish days, along with ginger, which if you feel sick will literally knock the cold right out of you (figuratively speaking, its pungent taste opens the sinuses!).
Carrots are high in vitamin A, good for eye sight.
Celery — one of my favorite vegetables to juice — yields loads of water and a distinct, mild licorice taste. A vegetable full of electrolytes and anti-inflammatories
And apples, always reliable source of fiber and antioxidants

beet + greens juice by fried parsley
beet + greens juice by fried parsley
beet + greens juice by fried parsley

The new year is off to a vigorous start. As cold winds swoop, I have been entertaining big warm bowls of soup and large tears of crusty bread. But sometimes, a bright and healthy juice is just the right pick-me-up for sluggish and dim days. Beets and carrots are earthy and dense, citrus is bright and uplifting, celery and apples are crisp and refreshing, and parsley and swiss chard, the deep, earthy greens of the bunch add a delicate bitterness, identifiable to winter. Drink mindfully and peacefully and I hope you enjoy this recipe!