Tomato Beetroot Juice A Very Healthy Juice for all ........
A bit about Tomatoes and Beetroot : The popularity of beetroot, tomatoes and some other vegetables have grown leaps and bounds in recent years. Awareness for healthy food has brought in many developments in preparation of many a vegetables and fruits. Drinking of vegetable / fruit juice as it is as well as combining them together gives additional benefits. The healthy combination of tomatoes and beetroot in the form of juice is very good for constipation as both of them contain properties that eliminate the root causes of constipation.
Beetroot has natural source of sugar in it which gives added bonus while making a juice as you will not have to add any additional sugar which is unhealthy. The deep red color of beets also gives the juice a beautiful color. Beetroots can be cooked, boiled, baked or made into juice. In our Country India, it is mostly grated / sliced and added in salads. Beetroots are high in folic acid and manganese also contain minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, copper, sulphur, silica and chlorine. Various antioxidants like flavonoids and carotenoids are also found in this vegetable. All these make consumption of beets a healthy way of promoting good health and the prevention of constipation.
Just one tomato a day gives a lot of beneficial effect to our health. It is very good for heart, contains tremendous amount of natural vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, B7, excellent vitamin C, folate, iron, potassium, magnesium, chromium, choline, zinc, and phosphorus. It helps in improving functioning of our digestive system and the liver, and the prevention of constipation.
Method of preparing the Juice : Peel of the skin of one medium sized beetroot, wash and chop it to small pieces. Wash, wipe and chop to small pieces 6 medium sized ripe tomatoes.
Put both beetroot and tomatoes in a blender. Add ½ tsp salt and 1 tsp of coarsely ground pepper powder and blend to a smooth paste. Add one cup of water and further blend till well mixed. The mixture should be very very fine as we do not want to have more residue when straining the juice.
Remove and strain through a thick sieve. Add more water if necessary. Keep the juice in fridge and serve chilled.