This post I dedicate to my brother who has recently run his fifth half-marathon. Very proud of his time too…
This healthy juice is great for preparing to a long distance event because beetroot is extremely good at keeping your joints healthy and free from inflammation. Beet juice is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying. So when the lactic acid builds up during a race, the protective benefits of a few glasses of this potion can also make a great difference to how you will feel after the finish line. You know the feeling when you are actually scared to stop because you know it will really ache in those muscles…
With the addition of apples and mint, beetroot actually tastes quite delicious – you get to even enjoy the little “earthy and grounded” after-taste because it is exactly what you need.
- Beetroot, one raw
- Apples, 2
- Handful of spinach
- Celery stick, one
- ginger and mint, to taste
Wash but do not peel and put all the ingredients into a juicer.
Add the raw ginger root and the bunch of mint at the end, taste and adjust.
Serve in tumblers with lots of ice and a festive straw. Non alcoholic does not mean boring or tasteless. This has plenty of flavour and as I said it is extremely good for you – especially the day before a race or a long training session.
Recommended by Marathon runners! To try it is to adopt it!