Beetroot Tomato Juice
updated Beetroot Tomato Juice : 27/06/2020
My Family and Fresh Juices
Fresh juices are most welcome when the sun is beating down on you and sweating zaps you of your energy. My family is a big consumer of fresh fruit juices. In fact my hubby and eldest son would rather have some juice instead of water. Even though all the ‘fresh’ juice cartons mention no added sugar, I seriously don’t believe them as all the juices taste really sweet. Therefore, I try as much as possible to make fresh fruit juices at home. I know they all would prefer the sweetest juices like fresh passion fruit, lemonade or even sugar cane juice every single day but I don’t make it often. Usually I prefer either watermelon or pineapple juices as I don’t need to add any sugar in them. Beetroot Tomato Juice pretty soon became a common juice for all to enjoy especially during the hot and humid days.
Why include Beetroot Tomato Juice in your diet?
Benefits of Beetroot
Whenever I go to the market to shop for fruits and vegetables, the vendors will shout out “nunuwa chakula kwa damu” which literally translates to buy food for the blood enticing shoppers to buy beetroots.
- Beetroot helps to lower blood pressure
- Helps to increase blood flow to the brains which in turn prevents the progress of dementia
- Rich in fibre its help to keep the digestive system to function well
- The powerful phytonutrients that gives the beetroot its deep crimson colour helps to ward off cancer
- Beetroot is packed with essential vitamins and minerals
- Dietary nitrates present in beetroots helps to energize one’s body
- Low in calories high in dietary fibre and with moderate amount of protein, it helps in weight loss
Benefits of Cooked Tomatoes
- In this recipe I use cooked tomatoes as they bring out more of the lycopene.
- Lycopene improves heart health and reduces risk of certain cancers.
- Has anti inflammatory properties
- Rich in antioxidants
Fresh Orange Juice
Freshly squeezed orange juice is added to the juice as when one cooks the tomatoes, a bit of the Vitamin C is lost. Therefore we top it up with orange juice. If you don’t have fresh orange juice add a bit of freshly squeezed lemon.
Beetroot Tomato Juice and Memories …
My mother in law use to prepare this juice every single day for my father in law. We called it Dada’s health drink. He thoroughly loved it because of the sweetness from the beetroot and a little tanginess from the orange juice. It sometimes was a meal replacement for him.
This recipe has become a juice that I prepare often for hubby and me. It prevents hubby from reaching out for the sweet Ribena drink to quench his thirst if I have healthy juices in the fridge.
Some other Homemade Fresh Juices
Ingredients required for Beetroot Tomato Juice:
- Beetroot – raw or cooked, whichever you prefer. I prefer to roast the beetroot.
- Tomatoes – I usually roast them added lycopene benefit, but can use them raw.
- Orange Juice – freshly squeezed
- Salt – according to your taste to bring out the flavours
- Pepper Powder – for flavour
- Cumin Powder – I may sometimes omit pepper powder but don’t leave out cumin powder as it adds a wonderful earthy flavour to the juice
How long does fresh juice stay fresh?
While its recommended that one consumes the juice as soon as its processed, sometimes that may not be possible. Store it in an airtight container preferably filling right up till the top to prevent oxidation. If you’ve made a large amount of juice you can freeze it for later use. I usually bring it down from the freezer into the fridge and leave it overnight. Its ready to drink the next day.
- Gluten Free
- Kids Friendly
- Immunity booster
Can I add other vegetables or fruits too?
Most certainly you can. I’ve sometimes added watermelon, kiwi, strawberries, carrot, spinach, etc.
BEETROOT TOMATO JUICE
- 1 medium beetroot (apporx 200g) peeled and cubed
- 2 medium tomatoes quartered
- 1 cup orange juice freshly squeezed
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper powder
- ½ tsp cumin powder
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Chop beetroot and tomatoes and layer them out in a baking tray which is very lightly greased with oil or butter.
- Roast the beetroot and tomatoes in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Let the roasted beetroot and tomaotes cool down.
- Add them to the blender jug along with the orange juice, salt and pepper.
- Process it.
- I prefer not to strain the juice in a strainer or sieve but you can do so.
- Add ice cubes in tow glasses.
- Pour the juice over the ice cubes.
- Sprinkle cumin powder on top and serve.
- If youre using raw beetroot and tomato then you may need to strain the juice.
- If you don't want to roast the beetroot and tomatoes then boil them in ½ cup water. Use the water along with the orange juice ot prepare the drink.
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January 4, 2012 at 9:48 am
Sounds too healthy for me! But I like the color 🙂
January 4, 2012 at 5:27 pm
take it from me it tastes yummy.
August 12, 2015 at 6:49 pm
Interesting combo.. it is a healthy drink !
August 16, 2015 at 4:54 pm
I love the colour of this. Super healthy too 🙂
October 12, 2017 at 11:39 am
Colorful and full of health drink! Lovely!
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 😇😇
October 12, 2017 at 2:48 pm
Wow such a healthy and refreshing drink. Love the color.
October 12, 2017 at 4:04 pm
I love beet juice in summers. Looks so refreshing and healthy.
October 12, 2017 at 4:34 pm
I have used these two veggies separately to make juice. This sounds nice!Beautiful color!!!
October 12, 2017 at 7:35 pm
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.
October 12, 2017 at 7:40 pm
Thanks Sushma… all natural from the beetroot.
October 12, 2017 at 7:41 pm
We love it too and its definitely healthy.
October 12, 2017 at 7:42 pm
The combination is delicious Padmajha along with the orange juice.
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!
October 13, 2017 at 6:18 am
Never had beet juice and now you are tempting me to try this. Looks yumm and healthy
October 13, 2017 at 10:55 am
Such lovely colour..I normally make tomato juice, guess adding beets will make this more healthy!
October 13, 2017 at 2:23 pm
This looks a wonderful healthy drink. Love that vibrant colour
October 13, 2017 at 4:21 pm
Thats a very refreshing juice, i love beet juice very much, will make some soon.
October 13, 2017 at 7:57 pm
What a healthy, colourful and refreshing juice! I definitely need to include this recipe in my menu.
October 13, 2017 at 11:10 pm
This is nutrient packed juice. Good write about health benefits of this juice. Juice looks refreshing
October 14, 2017 at 10:05 am
Juice looks so refreshing.. very healthy share
October 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm
What a beautiful color and so healthy too. Thanks for sharing this amazing drink with us Mayuri.
October 15, 2017 at 4:23 am
Wow!! That dose of health and nutrition.. lovely collection of drinks.
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October 24, 2017 at 6:27 pm
October 24, 2017 at 6:27 pm
Try it Jagruti, its delicious and healthy.
October 24, 2017 at 6:28 pm
Try it Priya am sure you'll like it.
October 24, 2017 at 6:28 pm
October 24, 2017 at 6:29 pm
Srivalli adding beet makes it healthier and also fills the tummy.
October 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Thanks Nayna. The drink is delicious, the orange juice adds that extra flavor.
October 24, 2017 at 6:31 pm
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October 24, 2017 at 6:57 pm
Try it Veena its healthy and delicious.
hem lata srivastava
July 7, 2020 at 9:14 am
Healthy combo I love the colour would love to try it.
July 7, 2020 at 7:01 pm
Thank you so much Hem Lata. It is a refreshing and nutritious juice.
hem lata srivastava
July 7, 2020 at 4:35 pm
Such a healthy and colourful refreshing drink.
July 7, 2020 at 6:59 pm
Thank you so much Hem Lata.
July 7, 2020 at 7:08 pm
What an healthy & refreshing drink it is. The colour is so appealing and it has the sweetness of beetroot, cutric flavour from orange, and my fav tomatoes. What else one want!! Your FIL wouldn’t have thought that his health drink will get featured on a website.
July 7, 2020 at 10:31 pm
Thank you so much Niranjana, yes when he was alive, I hadn’t even started my blog. He would have definitely been very proud and he would encourage us to try out new recipes.
July 8, 2020 at 3:14 pm
Combination of beetroot and tomato sounds interesting… beetroot will contribute it’s sweetness to the juice… really healthy
July 8, 2020 at 7:24 pm
Thank you so much Amrita and yes its healthy with no sugar at all.
July 9, 2020 at 4:25 pm
I keep on finding ways to sneak in beetroot in my kids food.. the color of this juice is so eye catching especially for kids. loved the combo with tomato.. surely I will also love to add chaat masala to this nutritious juice.
July 9, 2020 at 4:43 pm
Thanks Swaty, sneaking beetroot in any dish is also a good idea for fussy adult eaters 🙂 Love the idea of adding chaat masala.
July 9, 2020 at 9:15 pm
This looks so refreshing. Indeed a healthy and beautiful combo, loved the idea of using orange juice added in the drink. Lovely clicks. Bookmarked!!
July 10, 2020 at 5:44 pm
Thank you so much Jolly and enjoy the fresh healthy juice when you make it.
July 23, 2020 at 2:05 pm
Reminds me of bloody mary! Lol I absolutely love this juice and plan to make it as soon as oranges show up in the markets. I love it!!!!! Especially for the afternoon in place of tea this is something that will be welcome.
July 23, 2020 at 6:45 pm
Thanks Archana, didn’t think of bloody mary but now you’ve got me going!
January 5, 2021 at 3:31 pm
Beetroot and tomato makes an amazing combo. I am in love with the colour of the juice. This juice is absolutely irresistible.
January 5, 2021 at 3:49 pm
Thank you so much Preethi. Beetroot adds such a wonderful color to any dish.
August 7, 2021 at 10:56 pm
This juice looks so refreshing . What a vibrant colour. The combination of beetroot, tomato and oranges must be so good. I will definitely try it out.
August 8, 2021 at 9:51 pm
Thank you so much Shobha. We love this healthy and refreshing juice.
August 11, 2021 at 4:43 pm
Beetroot and tomato juice looks fantastic and refreshing. Loved the idea of roasting beetroot and making the juice
August 12, 2021 at 4:14 am
Thank you so much Priya. Roasted beetroot adds more flavour.
August 12, 2021 at 5:21 am
We don’t really do savory drinks over here, but since I love beets – I am going to give this a try as the beets will probably win me over 🙂
August 12, 2021 at 9:44 pm
Mireille I make quite a few savoury fresh fruit/veg drinks as my FIL was diabetic and so is hubby. Most store bought ones have lots of sugar.