The short days of January are filled with new beginnings. I love the excuse to re-boot and detox my old body from the rich foods of passed holidays. I have a great love for fresh pressed beet juice with the addition of the fresh winter citrus. I have added chia beet grapefruit juice to my daily detox routine. Let me clarify “detox routine”. This simply means I now drink a 6 oz glass of chia beet grapefruit juice along side my 2+ ounces of dark chocolate.
I can’t think of a better vegetable to use for a detox drink than earthy beets. Beets are loaded with vitamins and minerals and give our bodies antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection. Grapefruit juice has a high concentration of antioxidant vitamin C, polyphenols and lycopene. I added chia seeds for extra protein and fiber.
Juice 3 large beets, 1 ruby red grapefruit, 1 blood orange, and 1 navel or cara cara orange.
I like to keep a jar of jelled (that’s what I call them) chia seeds in my refrigerator. They can be mixed with pretty much anything. I add a spoonful to smoothies, juices, yogurt, and water.
Mix 1 cup fresh orange juice with 1/4 cup chia seeds.
Let the orange juice and chia mixture stand for at least 15 minutes or until thickened or jelled.
Add a heaping tablespoon or two to the fresh beet and grapefruit citrus blend. Boom! Instant protein and fiber.
Refreshing, cleansing, and changes your urine a lovely shade of pink. (I think this is useful information)
Chia Beet Grapefruit Juice
Yield 2 servings
Soaked chia seeds:
- 1 cup fresh pressed or squeeze orange juice
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 3 medium beets
- 1 large pink grapefruit
- 1 blood orange
- 1 navel orange
Stir chia seeds into 1 cup fresh orange juice. Cover. Let stand for at least 15 minutes or until the juice has thickened and the chia seeds are soft. Store in refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Juice the beets, grapefruit, and oranges. Add 1-2 tablespoons of the soaked and thickened chia seeds. Stir. Serve.
Feel free to add juiced ginger or turmeric...or both! For added the anti-inflammatory and cancer-inhibiting properties.
Serving Size 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1.4 g
Sodium 81 mg
Total Carbohydrates 30 g
Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
Sugars 23.2 g
Protein 3.9 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.