Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Juice Avenger Recipe of the Week: Thor's Hammer


 

Admittedly we are not big fans of beet juice. I'd say we have a love hate relationship with them... we love to hate them. Don't get me wrong, I like the canned sweet ones, but fresh beets are very earthy and have a strong unpleasant smoky smell and flavor.  That said, the health benefits are good enough to make it worth at least attempting to choke them down albeit while holding your nose and drinking as fast as humanely possible.  Fellow beet haters, there's hope for us yet.  You will find your strength in Thor's Hammer:

Recipe: Remember, you can click on each ingredient for nutritional information.

1 Beet, thoroughly peeled and washed.  If there are beet leaves throw them in too (hint.. they taste better than the beets).
2 Apples
1 Mango
2 cups of broccoli
4 Carrots (peeled)
2 cups Kale (4g of protein!), or Spinach

Juice, mix, and serve over ice (if you so desire).

The juice will be the color of Thor's cape (In the Avengers), and the smell of beet will be as strong as the Hulk. But will taste as sweet as a kiss from the Black Widow.

Enjoy!

P.S.  You'll know you've done it right if it takes a Roman God to lift the glass for you!  

Warning:  This is a high sugar, and somewhat inflammatory recipe. If you are Diabetic or watching your inflammation use caution!