This homemade purple juice is going to knock your socks off. We take 3 ingredients and juice them for a deliciously potent glass of goodness, full of antioxidants.
It is a fairly sweet juice, with earthy notes from both the beetroot and the carrot. In fact, the first time I made it, I was rather surprised at how sweet the juice turned out to be, but that’s probably because the carrot and beet I used were very, very ripe, practically on their last legs.
Homemade Purple Juice Recipe
It’s a very easy recipe, with, as mentioned, just 3 ingredients:
- purple carrot
- red beetroot
- red grapes
Juice it all up, and feel the goodness.
I must confess, it was very tempting to throw in all the purple/blue/red stuff I could get my hands on: blueberries, red cabbage, red capsicum, blackberries, etc.
But less is always more, so I resisted. I’m glad I did, as the resulting purple juice tasted clean and sharp, and surprisingly sweeter than expected.
A glass of Antioxidants
This purple juice is really, really good for you. I’m only briefly going to touch on the reasons why because this is not a health food blog! You can do a simple Google search for anything that’s mentioned below.
All carrots are good for you, but what makes the purple carrot special is the presence of anthocyanin, giving it its colour.
Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants that are essential for optimum health, as they help to boost your immune sytem and help to prevent disease. Most purple, blue and red fruit and vegetables, like blackberries, red cabbage and red capsicum contain anthocyanin.
Beetroot has its own colour pigment, and it’s called betalain, which is made up of betacyanins and betaxanthins. It is betacyanins that is responsible for the colour of red beetroots.
Beetroots are said to provide a possible range of health benefits, ranging from improving digestion, reducing high blood pressure and even upping one’s athletic performance.
Purple grapes also contain anthocyanin, and are chock-full of antioxidants and plant compounds. Grapes are well known to be beneficial to heart health.
In this homemade purple juice, they add a little volume and lightness.
Make your Purple Juice Organic
Make your juicing fruit and vegetables organic, if you can afford it and can find it. This is especially if you are not peeling said fruit, like grapes, carrots, spinach, apples, etc.
I don’t always buy organic, only half the time, depending on what I’m using it for, and to a certain extent, the cost. But for this purple juice, I’ve definitely gone organic.
Right then, are you ready for another shot of pure vitamins and antioxidants? Let’s get our aprons on!
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Homemade Purple Juice (an Antioxidant Shot!)
- You'll need a juicer.
- 1 purple carrot preferably organic
- 1 medium red beet preferably organic, but we'll be peeling it
- 1 handful red grapes preferably organic
- Scrub the carrot clean, and cut to fit your juicer.
- Peel the beetroot and remove the stem. Rinse, and cut to fit your juicer. Peeling the beetroot removes the overly earthy flavour that many don't like.
- Rinse and pick your grapes off the stem.
- Place everything in turn in the juicer and juice away. Stir and enjoy the goodness.