We could all use an extra dose of sunshine, especially this time of year. But what's a person to do when daylight begins just as the kids get on the school bus and lasts only long enough to get home from work and take the dog for a pee around the block?
I'm a firm believer in healthy delusion, and if drinking something that looks like sunshine works...go for it. Researchers are taking a fresh look at beets and there's some evidence that beets can improve athletic performance and lower blood pressure — key for parents, or maybe just moms who are tackling Grade five math AGAIN.
Plus, how many of us have kids who actually eat beets? As much as my kids like food, they draw the line at some of the foods I love, so I juice 'em and serve it with an afternoon snack or with breakfast. They get the nutrients and I get the satisfaction of making sure they have variety in their diet.
2.5 cm/1" piece of ginger
Wash and cut produce into pieces to fit the juicer. Don't peel anything except the lemon, keeping as much of the pith as possible; a lot of nutrients are in the peels. And save the beet greens for another juice or smoothie recipe.
Juice. (It's not rocket science and I'm not going to pretend you need ten steps to make a juice.)
Makes enough for 4 large glasses of juice.