Deciding to drink my vegetables and fruits probably began two years ago when I purchased one from auntie at the indoor food court at Somerset. It was an ABC (apple, beet, celery) juice, loaded with ice, and set me back S$3.40. I had no idea what beets were supposed to taste like. The blood red vegetable wasn’t exactly welcoming me with open arms. To my surprise, it was sweet, refreshing, and I grew fond of it so much I never wanted to chew my food again.
I quickly purchased an affordable (yet terrible) juicer not long after that and probably drank three bushels of beets before the juicer eventually broke. At one point, I replaced two of my meals with juice, which cleared up my stubborn adult acne, made me look like I got 8 hours of sleep on the regular, and did I mention it cleared up my acne? Although, I no longer juice everyday, the ABC juice in particular is my faithful Bloody Mary on hungover Sundays.
1 medium-size beet, quartered
1 sweet red apple such as Gala, quartered
2-3 large celery stalks
Rinse the vegetables thoroughly under water, making sure to scrub off any dirt and film residue.
Juice your vegetables and fruits beginning with beet as it has the lowest water content. We want to make sure that we extract as much of its juice. Note: If you don’t have a juicer, you can also use your blender and a bit of water to help it get started. Strain the pulp using a cheesecloth set over a large bowl and squeeze until the pulp inside the cheesecloth is close to dry.
Pop in some ice cubes, a straw and enjoy!
Note: If you’re concerned about fibre, I suggest adding in a few tablespoons of chia seeds. If so, make sure to drink this as soon as you make it, as eventually the chia seeds will become gelatinous.