Beetroot, ginger and hibiscus booster juice
Moderation in a diet is always key to good health, too much of a good thing is bad so, despite this drink having many amazing combined benefits I do recommend not to drink more than one glass a day and if you are diabetic please, consult with your doctor.
The benefits include and are not limited to, lowering blood pressure, softening the stool, boosting and revitalising the immune system, helps reduce fat and cholesterol and therefore encourage weight loss and it has anti-inflammatory properties. It is low in calories and packed with vital vitamins such as vitamin C, B5, B6, B9, Manganese, potassium, iron, copper. Start your day with a boost of energy and goodness your body deserves.
If you are a fan of beetroot you may want to try beetroot mutable, pickled beets and red cabbage or beets and cottage cheese salad.
Yield: 1 1/2 litres
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Start to finish: 15 minutes
1/4 cup dried hibiscus leaves
2 cm piece of ginger
750 millilitres water
3 tablespoons simple syrup
* Peel and cut the beetroot, ginger and carrot as in the picture.
* Boil the hibiscus in the water for 15 minutes then put aside to cool and infuse then run through a sieve.
* Run the vegetables through the juice extractor.
* Mix the juice with the hibiscus water and add the syrup.
* Serve with a lot of ice.
* You can Prepare this juice without syrup or add any other natural or artificial sweetener.
* This will keep in the Friday for 4 days.
* You can recycle the fibre from the vegetables by converting it into creamed soups, flavoured with some spices or aromatic herbs. I drink it in a cup when I am giving my digestive system a break.
* If you suffer from diabetes, do not consume beetroots as they are high in natural sugars.
Per Serving: 405 Calories; 2g Fat (3.8% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 91g Carbohydrate; 22g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 575mg Sodium