Beet Apple Lime & Ginger Juice for Runners [Vegan, Gluten Free]

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It’s not really a huge secret I want to write a book some day. I have an entire book outlined (well, two – one lifestyle guide and one memoir-style) but I’m not sure if it’s something I am ready to have out there. Basically, it’s about all of the boys who have come in and out of my life and the things I have taken away from each situation.

One of these boys is the reason I love beets. He took me to dinner in Brooklyn and asked if I liked beets. I totally admitted that I really wasn’t sure. This is the girl who couldn’t remember what foods she liked and had to call her mom to ask in college because her parents made her try every food ever. Anyway, he ordered some beet and goat cheese salad and I was hooked.

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I totally tried photoshopping the creases in my wrist – and photoshopped juice off my arm.

As I’ve been focusing on becoming a better runner this past year, especially focusing on nutrition, I have been eating a lot of beets. Beets are a great source of nitrate which basically increases your endurance (you can read more about it on Runner’s World). They are also low calorie, high in fiber and high in Vitamin C. The week before my marathon, I drank beet juice every day.

I actually pulled out my juicer and developed a beet juice that I like to think is made specifically for runners – it includes beets (duh), apple, lime and ginger (to reduce inflammation).

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Beet Apple Lime & Ginger Juice

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Beet Apple Lime & Ginger Juice
 
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Recipe type: Juice
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan
Serves: 1 juice
Ingredients
  • 4 beets
  • 1 apple
  • ½ lime
  • 1 inch ginger
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in order into a juicer.
  2. Drink immediately.

If you don’t have a juicer – or the time to juice – or even the time to cook and eat beets, you can still get all of their nutritional power through Naked Juice’s new Bright Beets juice. Bright Beets is perfect for runners because it not only has 2 1/2 beets per bottle but also coconut water for electrolytes (and potassium!) and ginger to beat inflammation, clocking in at only 170 calories. It also has no added sugar or preservatives – you’re just drinking pure fruits and veggies!

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Bright Beets from Naked Juice – perfect for post-run.

This post was sponsored by Naked Juice but all opinions are my own!

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22 comments on “Beet Apple Lime & Ginger Juice for Runners [Vegan, Gluten Free]

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Tina Muir on May 18, 2015 6:26 am

This sounds amazing, I hope you will join us for meatless monday with it :) I love beets, and I try to get them in as much as I can….havent tried a smoothie yet though….hmmm! Sorry I did not call back last night, by the time you called I was almost phone….and was on the phone to another friend, and I hadn’t seen steve since wed, so was with him after, but sometime this week? Should have texted you all this haha
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Susie @ SuzLyfe on May 18, 2015 6:40 am

I’m not a juicer but this flavor combo sounds amazing. Gonna have to figure out another way to use it, huh? I too want to write a book. But what the hell to write it on? That is the question.
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Heather @Fit n Cookies on May 18, 2015 7:31 am

I won’t lie- beets freak me out. I just haven’t been able to try them. I should just try them, ha. I do love smoothies though! I used to hate all veggies. I still hate a lot but I’m a larger fan of broccoli when a few years ago I never ate it.
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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on May 18, 2015 8:05 am

I love that drop a beet bag! haha I love beets in salad but am not such a fan of drinking them. I’m so weird!
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Pragati // Simple Medicine on May 18, 2015 8:27 am

That tote bag is amazing. And beets are basically the best thing ever.
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Shashi at RunninSrilankan on May 18, 2015 8:32 am

I don’t drink a lot of Naked Juice – but I do love beets! I prefer to have them in edible form – but I have also added beet puree to smoothies and hot chocolate! I’ve sauteed beets and garlic and ginger and lemon before and loved it – so I am thinking I would so love your combo of beets with ginger and lime – in juice form!

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Erin @ The Almond Eater on May 18, 2015 8:58 am

I want to like beets, I do! The only way I like them is if you can’t really taste them in the recipe :D

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Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on May 18, 2015 9:55 am

I just so happen to have beets on the mind this week as well … :) Happy Monday, Cassie. I hope you write one of those books one day.
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Ang @ Nutty for Life on May 18, 2015 10:53 am

Beets always remind me of you :)
This is awesome! So proud of you and this partnership!
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Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon on May 18, 2015 11:01 am

I’ll buy your book. Heck, I’ll drink your beet juice too!
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Coach Henness on May 18, 2015 11:45 am

I LOVE beets! This juice sounds right up my ally. Fresh juiced ginger is one of my go-tos for run recovery also!
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Karissa on May 18, 2015 11:49 am

Yum! Beets intimidate me but this sounds delicious. And looks amazing, too.

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Jen on May 18, 2015 11:58 am

I actually had beet juice this morning! With carrot, apple, romaine and chard. I Beet + apple are two of my favorites, but I’ve never tried it with lime. Next time!
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Christine - The Choosy Mommy on May 18, 2015 12:39 pm

I love your story about trying beets. Isn’t it funny what we’ll say on a date? And then we end up loving something (or someone!!) and the rest is history. So glad you love beets! They are so good for you! <3 Christine, The Choosy Mommy, http://www.choosykids.blogspot.com

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on May 18, 2015 1:19 pm

I used to hate beets when I was younger, too. My mom would always make this beet soup around the holidays, and I refused to drink it up until a few years back when I discovered that heyyyyyy… beets are actually pretty delicious. I’ve never tried juicing them, though!
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Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog on May 18, 2015 2:22 pm

I’ve never had beet juice. I always see it with the fresh pressed OJ at my local grocery store but I’ve never tried it. I don’t love beets in general but I think I could give it a shot if it were mixed with apple and lime.
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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on May 18, 2015 2:23 pm

So lovely! I have a juicer, but I’ve never used it :P
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Jill on May 18, 2015 2:35 pm

I cannot stand the taste of beets! So it stinks that as a runner I will never reap their benefits but they honestly make me gag!
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Rachel@ Athletic Avocado on May 18, 2015 3:07 pm

I def need to try this after a workout! looks so refreshing!
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Farrah on May 18, 2015 9:25 pm

I’ve used borscht in a Lithuanian cold soup recipe before, but have never tried making beet juice–this looks like it’d be super refreshing! :D Perfect for this super-warm days we’ve been having! :]
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Whitney on May 19, 2015 10:02 am

I would totes read your book! (duh) There is a place called black sheep that has a goat cheese & beet salad. I didn’t think I liked beets until I had it. Amazing. I have never had beet juice though. That needs to change! (especially with training)

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