Have you heard of whole-food juicing? Whole-food juicing uses the entire ingredient to reduce waste. However, it also provides great health benefits such as: added fiber, keeping you fuller longer, and provides slower release of sugar into your bloodstream compared to traditional juicing. This is why I love whole-food juicing. If you have not tired it yet, I highly recommend this tangy beet apple juice recipe. It’s a little tart, a little sweet and taste OHHH so good! Add this recipe to your meal plan this week, and meal prep a batch of this juice to have handy for a few days!
- 315 g Beet Root, chopped, (about 2 medium beets)
- 315 g Granny Smith Apples, chopped, (about 2 medium apples)
- 200 g Carrots, chopped, (about 3 large carrots)
- 65 g Spinach, chopped, (about 2 handfuls)
- 20 oz Apple Juice, no added sugar
- 1 Lemon, juiced
- 8 oz Water
- 150 g Ice, (about 2 cups)
- Wash and roughly chop all of the veggies.
- Add all the chopped veggies to a high speed blender.
- Then add the ice and liquid ingredients: juice from one lemon, apple juice, and water.
- Start your blender at the lowest setting working your way to the highest setting. Blend for 20 seconds at each setting. Once you have hit your max speed blend for 45 seconds.
- Once you have worked through each setting your juice should be smooth and liquified. If a little too thick, feel free to add more water, adding only ¼ cup at a time.
- Serve and enjoy. Or portion out into your meal prep jars.
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- Are you trying to get better at meal planning?
- Sick of eating the same boring recipes all the time?
If you are bored of eating the same recipes every week and answered yes to these questions, then you are going to want to check out my notes below. Tips on how you can incorporate this tangy beet apple juice recipe into your meal plan and meal prep.
NOTES FOR MEAL PLANNING:
Meal planning doesn’t have to be hard or take a lot of time. In fact, meal planning can be fun when you are provided with easy new recipes each week. Meal Planning can also help save money, prevent food waste, and save you time.
If you love juicing or have never tried it, this is a great juice to start with. Its a little sweet, a little tart, but ohh so good!
NOTES FOR MEAL PREP:
Once you have made this tangy beet apple juice, you will want to store each serving in an air tight container in the fridge. The juice will last for up to 7 days. With whole-food juice there will be some settling as the juice sits in your fridge. Simply give your juice a good shake before drinking.
Additionally, you can choose to freeze your juice. Remember that liquid does expand while freezing so be sure to have enough room in your container for the freeze to take place. it is best to freeze your juice in individual servings. Once it’s time to enjoy, pull the frozen juice from the freezer and allow to defrost for up to 24 hours in your fridge. Give your juice a good shake before drinking.
NOTES FOR COUNTING MACROS:
Typically I give tips on how you can adjust my recipes to meet your macro requirements. However, when it comes to juicing, changing the recipe to fit your macros is simply changing the recipe. You can juice just about any fruit or vegetable, so mix it up and create any juice combination you can dream up.
Although, the one tip I will give for making adjustments to your macros is:
- If you are looking to increase the protein you can add 1 scoop of your favorite unflavored protein powder to every 8 – 12 oz of liquid to just about any recipe.
I hope that you choose to add this tangy beet apple juice recipe into your meal plan and meal prep this week!
Love snacking bt not into the juicing thing, or don’t have a blender?
Check out this Green Apple Yogurt Bowl
MEAL PREPPING AND LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT CONTAINERS
I personally prefer glass containers over plastic for several reasons:
- Glass containers don’t scratch, meaning you can eat your prepped meals right out of your containers and not worry about those extra dishes. Did you know that once a plastic container is scratched you should toss it out? The scratch in a plastic container can hold germs and bacteria.
- Glass is free from chemicals. Sure, you can buy BPA free plastic containers but who knows what else makes up plastic. It’s better to just go with glass and not have to worry about contaminating your food with the plastic containers.
- They are microwave, dishwasher, oven, fridge, and freezer safe. Again making life just that much easier: fewer dishes when re-heating, you can cook the initial prep right in the glass container…all of which makes clean up a breeze.
- Food re-heats more evenly in a glass container.
- With glass, food stays fresher longer. Strange tastes and smalls aren’t absorbed into your food, the way they can from plastic containers.
- Additionally, Glass containers last longer. So while they might cost a little more up front, you will save money in the long run over having to replace plastic.