Citrus Sunrise {Beet, Grapefruit, and Carrot Juice}

4.37 from 36 votes

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Wake up with a tall glass of red juice made from beets, grapefruit, and carrots. With a wonderful balance of tart, sweet, and earthy flavor, it’s the perfect way to say good morning!
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I went clothes shopping this weekend and it wasn’t pretty. The last few months have been really busy and while I eat well 70% of the time, I’ve also been ordering way too much takeout and eating far too many sugary snacks. Things calmed down a lot after the holidays, but those lazy habits stuck around – I think I ate something like 3 servings of vegetables last weekend. My poor food decisions are definitely starting to show. The number on the size tags of my new clothes was the wake-up call that I needed to get my butt in gear. No more excuses.

I went to the store yesterday and stocked up on my favorite healthy pantry items, easy snacks (yay for hummus and pretzel thins!), and as many vegetables as I could fit in my refrigerator. With my kitchen stocked to the brim and the last of our holiday travel finally behind me, I’m confident that I can get back on track quickly.

Whenever I feel like I need a mega-dose of vitamins, I love to make fresh juice for breakfast. Something about starting the day with fruits and vegetables keeps me motivated to continue eating them all day long. (I make it at night so it’s easy to grab from the fridge in the morning.)

Green juice is popular, and I make it sometimes, but this red juice is the one I crave. Carrots and citrus are a classic combination, but adding beets gives the juice an earthiness that I absolutely adore.

(I bought this Hamilton Beach Health Smart Juicer on Amazon for about  30 bucks. It’s not the best, but it works well enough for someone like me who only makes juice once in a while. It comes apart easily so cleaning it isn’t difficult and it’s small so it doesn’t take up a ton of cabinet space.)

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Citrus Sunrise {Beet, Grapefruit, and Carrot Juice} 1

Citrus Sunrise {Beet, Grapefruit, and Carrot Juice}

4.37 from 36 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Lauren Keating

Ingredients

  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lime
  • 1 apple
  • 2 beets
  • 4 carrots

Instructions

  • Cut the grapefruit, orange, and lime in quarters and remove the peels. Slice the apple into small segments, discarding the core. Peel the beets and cut into pieces that will fit through your juicer chute.
  • Feed the ingredients through your juicer in the order listed (starting with the grapefruit and ending with the carrots). If the discarded pulp is wet, run it through the juicer a second time. Stir the juice to combine.
  • Refrigerate or serve over ice.

 

By on January 20th, 2015

About Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook. I also blog at The Busy Foodie.

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21 thoughts on “Citrus Sunrise {Beet, Grapefruit, and Carrot Juice}”

  1. I have never tried juices other than fresh squeezed citrus fruits from my press-juicer. My clothes are also not fitting the way I want…I blame the holiday Pizzelles (which YES, I still want more of). Good luck to the two of us getting to where we want through healthier choices.

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  2. Lauren,
    What a pretty combo! I’ve been using my farm share beets with my son’s band fruit fundraiser oranges to make smoothies even the whole family will drink. I love the taste of grapefruit, though, so I’ll need to change it up.
    Thanks!

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  3. Is it possible to put this all through my blender? I currently blend spinach with fruit in the AM but this sounds good too.

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    • I haven’t tried it (I keep meaning to!) but I think it would work if you have a powerful blender. You might need to add a little water to help smooth things out though.

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