I’ve mentioned occasionally in the last couple weeks that I haven’t been all that well and that might be partly why the Valentine’s breakfast frittata didn’t go quite as I expected. Well, I seem to have the cold that just won’t go away and it’s now getting to be a bit of a drag. Alongside all the headaches, sniffles and lack of energy, I haven’t been able to smell for about ten days or more and while I think my tastebuds are compensating, it still impacts on your ability to taste. Plus you miss out on one of the best bits about cooking, smelling the goodness to come. So, I’ve had to resort to some of my old favorites for trying to shake off a cold – some chicken soup, lots of fruit and this delicious healthy-feeling apple beetroot and ginger juice.
It’s incredibly easy to make, just give a bit of a chop to help things on their way (you may be able to skip this if you have a super powerful blender) then chuck it all in a blender. The result is a tasty drink with a bit of a zing that really helps perk you up if you are feeling a bit under the weather or just otherwise need a boost. I’m far from a dietician, but apples have good levels of vitamin C, good for your immune system, as does beetroot. Beetroot also has lots of other good things like iron and antioxidants, and ginger has anti-inflammatory qualities so combined they are pretty amazing for you.
I’m afraid given that I need to curl up again this is going to be a pretty short post, but I do highly recommend you give this apple beetroot and ginger juice a try, it is one of those things that is both tasty and feels like it is good for you as you are drinking it, which it is. I might just have to make some more later….
An easy combination that is both tasty and feels like it gives you a burst of healthiness.
- 1 cup apple juice 250ml, fresh rather than from concentrate
- 1/2 cup cooked beetroot diced, 1/2 medium beet
- 1 tsp ginger finely diced or grated, approx 1/2in/ 1cm peeled root
Put the apple juice, chopped beetroot and finely chopped or grated ginger in a blender and blend for a minute or two until all the pieces are chopped up and mixed through.
Serve immediately, before it separates.