2. beetroot tomato juice

January 2, 2012mayurisjikoni
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a tiny glass of health

Fresh juices are most welcome when the sun is beating down on you and sweating zaps you of  your energy. Usually we all love juices that are the sweetest….. like passion juice, lemon juice,sugar cane juice. Very cooling but full of sugar. Beetroot helps to lower blood pressure and increase blood flow. No wonder, the vegetables sellers at the market constantly call out to customers to buy the food for blood (chakula ya damu in kiswahili). Research claims that having a beetroot or drinking the juice increases blood flow to the brain and therefore prevents the progress of dementia. Beetroot is a rich source of fibre and helps in combating constipation. The  powerful phytonutrients that gives the beetroot its deep crimson colour helps to ward off cancer. Well, hope you like this juice which is full of lycopene, vitamin C, and B, minerals like potassium, manganese and antioxidants.
   Cooked tomatoes too are beneficial for health. Cooked tomatoes brings out more of the lycopene. This antioxidant reduces risk of heart diseases, cancer and macular degeneration.Cooked tomatoes are a rich source of Vitamin C and iron too.
  My mother in law prepares this juice for my father in law everyday. We call it Dada’s health drink. Sweet because of the beetroot and a bit sour because of the orange juice. I love it because we don’t need to add any sugar.

Updated : 12/8/2015
   My father in law passed on 3 years ago. I still call the juice Dada’s health drink. I now try and make it as often as possible for hubby dear. If I have fresh juices ready in the fridge then he doesn’t reach out for Ribena 🙂 Hope you enjoy this glass full of goodness and health.

 

 

 

 

 

 


  

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DADA’S HEALTH DRINK (Beetroot tomato juice)
serves 3 – 4


1(approx. 200g) beetroot peeled and cut into chunks
2 medium tomatoes cut into chunks
½ cup fresh orange juice
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper powder

  1. Put about 2 cups of water in a pan over medium heat. Add  the beetroot and tomato chunks and boil till done. Let it cool.
  2. Liquidise the mixture in a blender.
  3. Strain the juice with the help of a sieve. Press out as much pulp as you can through the sieve.
  4. Add the orange juice.
  5. Add  salt and pepper. Mix well.
  6. Serve with ice cubes or chill it before serving.

Tips :

  • Adjust the seasoning according to your taste.
  • Can add carrot juice also if you like.
You may want to check out the following :
 
beetroot watermelon juice

 

38 Comments

  • Namrata

    January 4, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Sounds too healthy for me! But I like the color 🙂

     
  • Mayuri's jikoni

    January 4, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    take it from me it tastes yummy.

     
  • Shobha

    August 12, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Interesting combo.. it is a healthy drink !

     
  • Dannii Martin

    August 16, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    I love the colour of this. Super healthy too 🙂

     
  • Nandita Gupta

    October 12, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Colorful and full of health drink! Lovely!

     
  • THEYELLOWDAAL RECIPES

    October 12, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    I love the fact that it's associated to your dada. These recipes ultimately means more than health benefits 😇😇

     
  • sushma

    October 12, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Wow such a healthy and refreshing drink. Love the color.

     
  • Sapana Behl

    October 12, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    I love beet juice in summers. Looks so refreshing and healthy.

     
  • Padmajha PJ

    October 12, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I have used these two veggies separately to make juice. This sounds nice!Beautiful color!!!

     
  • Mayuri Patel

    October 12, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Thanks Nandita.

     
  • Mayuri Patel

    October 12, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    They definitely do Avin. When we were making this juice for him had no idea that it would be featured on my blog.

     
  • Mayuri Patel

    October 12, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks Sushma… all natural from the beetroot.

     
  • Mayuri Patel

    October 12, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    We love it too and its definitely healthy.

     
  • Mayuri Patel

    October 12, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    The combination is delicious Padmajha along with the orange juice.

     
  • Nayna Kanabar

    October 12, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    This definitely sounds like a delicious juice with all the antioxidants the body needs.

     
  • I Camp in my Kitchen

    October 12, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    what lovely combo mayuri! Love that beautiful color!

     
  • Indfused Sandhya Rege Nadkarni

    October 13, 2017 at 3:21 am

    What a nice healthy drink and so refreshing too!

     
  • veena krishnakumar

    October 13, 2017 at 6:18 am

    Never had beet juice and now you are tempting me to try this. Looks yumm and healthy

     
  • Srivalli

    October 13, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Such lovely colour..I normally make tomato juice, guess adding beets will make this more healthy!

     
  • jayashree

    October 13, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    This looks a wonderful healthy drink. Love that vibrant colour

     
  • Priya Suresh

    October 13, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Thats a very refreshing juice, i love beet juice very much, will make some soon.

     
  • Jagruti

    October 13, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    What a healthy, colourful and refreshing juice! I definitely need to include this recipe in my menu.

     
  • Usha

    October 13, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    This is nutrient packed juice. Good write about health benefits of this juice. Juice looks refreshing

     
  • ruchisvegkitchen.com

    October 14, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Juice looks so refreshing.. very healthy share

     
  • Pavani N

    October 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    What a beautiful color and so healthy too. Thanks for sharing this amazing drink with us Mayuri.

     
  • Afroz Shaikh

    October 15, 2017 at 4:23 am

    Wow!! That dose of health and nutrition.. lovely collection of drinks.

     
  • Mayuri Patel

    October 24, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Thanks Afroz.

     
  • Mayuri Patel

    October 24, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Thanks Pavani.

     
  • Mayuri Patel

    October 24, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Thanks Ruchi

     
  • Mayuri Patel

    October 24, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks Usha.

     
  • Mayuri Patel

    October 24, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Try it Jagruti, its delicious and healthy.

     
  • Mayuri Patel

    October 24, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Try it Priya am sure you'll like it.

     
  • Mayuri Patel

    October 24, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Thanks Jayashree.

     
  • Mayuri Patel

    October 24, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Srivalli adding beet makes it healthier and also fills the tummy.

     
  • Mayuri Patel

    October 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Thanks Nayna. The drink is delicious, the orange juice adds that extra flavor.

     
  • Mayuri Patel

    October 24, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Thanks Priya.

     
  • Mayuri Patel

    October 24, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Thanks Sandhya.

     
  • Mayuri Patel

    October 24, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Try it Veena its healthy and delicious.

     

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