Apple Beetroot Carrot juice, known as ABC juice, is a vibrant, tasty, detoxifying blend often called a miracle drink for its remarkable health benefits.
You don't have a juicer? No worries, this recipe can be made without a juicer, with a blender instead.
The Apple Beetroot Carrot juice, or ABC juice recipe, is a great vegan option to ensure you get the vital vitamins and minerals your body needs for detox and digestion, even when specific herbs might not be in season.
By herbs, I mean nettle and dandelion leaves that I combined in this green smoothie or soup to cleanse the body from accumulated toxins and boost your energy levels. However, they are best to collect in early spring to achieve the cleansing result.
The apples, beetroots, and carrots are available all year and offer a low-glycemic symphony of flavors and benefits that are both refreshing and invigorating. Although apple beetroot carrot juice is very popular, beets can be tricky to sneak into a food.
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Health Benefits of ABC juice (apple beet carrot juice)
Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to strengthen immunity, ABC drinking juice is low in calories, making it a nutritious and hydrating drink.
While apples bring a natural sweetness and a dose of vitamin C, beetroot and carrots assist in detoxification. Additionally, beetroots are rich in nitrates, which help lower blood pressure and improve athletic performance. Carrots, on the other hand, contain fiber that aids support gut and digestive health and beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A, supporting good vision.
The vitamins and antioxidants in ABC juice, such as vitamin A from carrots and vitamin C from apples, improve immune function and promote healthy skin by supporting collagen production, while natural sugars provide a quick energy source.
ABC juice Ingredients
When making homemade juice, choose fresh, firm fruits and veggies that have crispy texture and vibrant color. If possible, opt for organic to avoid any pesticide residues.
A - Stands for Apple
Opt for green apple varieties like Granny Smith or Braeburn as they balance best the sweet taste of carrots and the earthy taste of beetroot, making your ABC juice more enjoyable and refreshing. If you prefer the sweet taste of your juice, select sweeter apple varieties like Fuji or Honeycrisp.
B - Beetroot
Use fresh raw beetroot of red color for a visually striking and vibrant red hue. Fresh beet juice ensures that all nutrients are preserved. No need to peel.
C - Carrot
Look for juicy carrots with a deep orange color, indicating a higher beta-carotene content. Both baby carrots and regular-sized carrots are suitable for this recipe; no need to peel.
Apple beetroot carrot juice recipe with a juicer or blender.
If using a blender, add a small amount of water to help with blending.
First step: Preparing the ingredients
Wash all the ingredients thoroughly. Core the apples and cut them into smaller pieces that will fit into your juicer or blender. Cut the carrots and beetroot into smaller chunks. Chop off the head and tail of beetroot and carrots and cut them into smaller chunks. If using ginger, peel a small piece and slice it.
Second step: Juice or blend them
With Juicer: Start by juicing the apples, followed by the beetroot, carrots, and ginger (if using), in that order. Collect the juice and stir in a container or glass before serving.
Using a blender:
Add a half cup of water to help with blending. Start with a small amount and add more as needed.
Blend on high until the ingredients are well combined, and the mixture is smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add more water and blend again until you reach your desired consistency.
Third step: Strain the mixture
Skip this step if you are using a juicer.
Once blended, use a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth to strain the juice into a container and discard the pulp.
Or, if you want some fiber, add a little pulp to the juice.
PS: You can use the leftover pulp in recipes like muffins and soups or compost it for your garden.
Fourth step: Serve immediately
Stir the juice well before serving.
You can serve the juice immediately over ice or refrigerate it briefly before enjoying it. You can squeeze some lime or lemon juice to add a refreshing touch. It is best to consume the juice within 2 hours of making.
Variations to ABC juice recipe
Ginger and lemon are my favorite ingredients to add to this recipe. However, here is a comprehensive list of other combinations you may want to try:
- Add a zesty kick with citruses like orange, lemon, or lime juice. You need to peel them before blending them into juice.
- Boost the nutrient content by adding leafy greens like spinach or kale to your ABC juice.
- Add a handful of fresh mint leaves for a refreshing and aromatic twist.
- Enhance the flavor with a pinch of warming spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or a dash of cayenne pepper.
- Apple, Beetroot, and Carrot, along with ½ inch ginger and ½ inch turmeric root make an extra nutritional beverage.
Tips and tricks to make the best abc juice
Use fresh and high-quality apples, beetroot, and carrots for the best taste and nutritional value.
Refrigerate the juice for a while before serving, or add ice cubes for a refreshing experience.
Stir the juice before drinking to ensure all the flavors are well mixed.
When to serve the ABC juice?
This juice is made of fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables, and you can enjoy it at various times of the day depending on your preferences:
- Morning Boost: Start your day with one cup of ABC juice that can provide you with a burst of energy to kick-start your morning.
- Afternoon Pick-Me-Up: In the afternoon, when energy levels might dip, a glass of ABC juice can provide a revitalizing boost to keep you going.
- Snack Replacement: Replace a processed snack with ABC juice for a healthier option that still satisfies your taste buds.
- Hydration: ABC juice can contribute to your daily hydration, especially on hot days.
- Detoxification: Drinking ABC juice on an empty stomach in the morning can help kickstart your body's detoxification process.
- Before Meals: Having a small glass of ABC juice before a meal might help stimulate your appetite and prepare your digestive system.
How to store the juice?
ABC juice is best consumed fresh, but if you need to store it, do so in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24-48 hours.