In this healthy ginger-beet juice recipe, we pack in vegetables by adding kale and a carrot, and sweeten with an orange and apple. No juicer? No problem. See the juicing variation below to make this beet juice recipe in the blender.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2013


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Working in this order, process orange, kale, apple, carrot, beet and ginger through a juicer according to the manufacturer's directions. (No juicer? See Tip.)

  • Fill 2 glasses with ice, if desired, and pour the juice into the glasses. Serve immediately.


No juicer? No problem. Try this DIY version of blended and strained juice instead: Coarsely chop all ingredients. First, place the soft and/or juice ingredients in the blender and process until liquefied. Then, add the remaining ingredients; blend until liquefied. Cut two 24-inch-long pieces of cheesecloth. Completely unfold each piece and then stack the pieces on top of each other. Fold the double stack in half so you have a 4-layer stack of cloth. Line a large bowl with the cheesecloth and pour the contents of the blender into the center. Gather the edges of the cloth together in one hand and use the other hand to twist and squeeze the bundle to extract all the juice from the pulp. Wear a pair of rubber gloves if you don't want the juice to stain your hands.

Nutrition Facts

100 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 21g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 14g; fat 1g; vitamin a iu 4000IU; vitamin c 23mg; folate 269.7mcg; calcium 115.3mg; iron 2.2mg; magnesium 76.4mg; potassium 511mg; sodium 94mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

Reviews (7)

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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
I modified this recipe and it still tasted great. Did 1 golden beet 1 apple 1 orange 1 inch ginger 3 kale leaves 3 red kale leaves 3 collard greens leaves. Kept all of the peels on and it was still sweet and refreshing Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Surprised... I have to admit when I first started juicing I never thought I'd like this drink. I don't like beets. At first I wasn't crazy about it. Now it is one of my favorites. That's why I rate this drink awesome. To get me to eat or drink anything with beets says a lot. I've recommended this recipe as well as the other 6 to others who are starting to juice. They are regular recipes for me. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! Beets and oranges are a great combination. I added a piece of fresh turmeric and I used a big handful of the power greens blend from Costco instead of the kale leaves. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Okay I did make this once and I knew from the start I didn't want to strain it due to the loss of nutrients and fiber. So I expected it to be a bit "chunky". I had to add almond milk to this because all it made was paste that wasn't drinkable or a "smoothie" in anyway shape or form. Given the other reviews I read on this one I don't believe for one second that no other liquids were added. So please by all means let me know how this recipe even closely resembles the picture or can be called a smoothie. By the way I tested a second time using both a bullet blender & ninja BL250. Neither could liquify this in any way. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I have a question: why does the juice have to be strained? isn't the pulp edible? good for you? how about using a fine mesh strainer would that work? thanks Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is great This is awesome best served cold. Pros: I added another orange Cons: You will want more Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very YUMMY!! Wonderful flavor! I didn't think I liked beets but tried it because of all the health benefits. I was very pleasantly surprised! It was really tasty! Ice is definitely a must! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I would suggest to take the stem off the kale and make sure not to use too much ginger other than that this is a very pretty red juice. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Refreshing! A delicious drink. The ginger really brings out the best in the other components. Pros: Bright crisp refreshing flavor. Cons: Doesn't look too appealing; color is a turbid greenish-muddy color. Read More