I love when on Sunday morning we decide to have the beetroot gingery juice as part of our breakfast. We get plenty of beetroots from Juliansdale Organic Farm and the beetroot juice is a great way to consume them.
It boosts us with energy and it is delicious plus its colour is stunning!
Beetroot juice has a positive effect on your health and in particular on your blood pressure.
In a trial ran in 2010 by Dr Andy Webb, Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacology and Honorary Consultant Physician at King’s College London on 28 hypertension patients, daily consumption of beetroot reduced the risk of stroke and heart attack by 10%.
A more recent study ran in 2014 in UK by William Harvey Research Institute, NIHR Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Queen Mary University of London on 64 patients showed that daily consumption of beetroot juice significantly lowered blood pressure both in healthy and in hypertensive patients, compared with a placebo juice, and so reducing the risk of heart attack.
And I must admit that I love our Sunday beetroot gingery juice even more, because most of the time is the Hubby who juices and, most importantly, cleans the juicer!!!
Well today we had it not for breakfast but for “supper”!
Here maybe you can help me: in this country we live in, there are: breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea and supper. I don’t know if the order is correct and if you can have the four together in a day.
Anyway as far as I understood dinner is the main meal but it doesn’t have a specific time.
In our house dinner is the meal before bedtime (for the kids of course).
When Datti the other day asked me, out of the blue, what supper was I replied, and again maybe I am wrong, that it was a little something that some family eats before bed having had dinner around 4 pm.
This afternoon we went to the Clontarf Yacht Club “Annual Sailing Day” for the C.R.C. Children and their families and we had a great time between sea, wind, boats, friendly skippers and great sunshine.
Deta enjoyed mostly pretending to be a chef in a restaurant in the “cabin” and coming in and out of it!
It was very nice thank you so much.
We had lunch at home at 1.00 and at 4.00 after the tour in the boat, the Yacht Club kindly offered us sandwiches.
The hubby was joking with the kids saying it was the dinner so they weren’t to expect anything else at home.
But of course we ate something and when Datti asked “didn’t we have dinner at the yacht club?” I replied that now we were having supper.
And our supper was a big mixed salad with two glasses of beetroot gingery juice. A great way to give our bodies all the vitamins and minerals we didn’t get through dinner!
Ingredients for the Beetroot Gingery Juice
- 500 gr fresh beetroots
- 600 gr carrots
- 1200gr apples
- 50 gr fresh ginger
These ingredients produced 1.2 liters of juice, more than enough for the 5 of us.
Would you prefer your juice spicier? Just add more ginger. If you would like it sweeter, add a couple of pears.
How to prepare the Beetroot Gingery Juice
Wash and peel your ingredients.
Cut them if needed to fit your juicer.
Mix well with a long spoon.