So I don't know about you guys, but the holidays left me feeling sluggish.  We went home to Texas and just ate. And ate and ate and ate.  L.A. just doesn't do Tex Mex and they certainly don't do barbecue properly so we spent our time stuffing our faces. And spending time with loved ones. Can't forget the loved ones!  But the days of eating every roasted animal possible finally caught up, and we arrived in L.A. both sick and exhausted.  So I went to the store and grabbed all the fruit and vegetables I could hold with my hands (L.A. grocery stores banned bags and I didn't know!) and set off to make my favorite energizing juice.

Beet, apple, carrot and ginger juice.

Beet, apple, carrot and ginger juice.

This juice is sweet and yummy and easy to drink for first time juicers. I choose to add a lot of ginger because I like my drinks spicy.  It clears my sinuses and it's invigorating!  So try this drink in the morning for a quick nutritious boost and you'll be back in fighting mode in no time.  


  • 1 large or 2 small beets
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 large apple or 2 small apples
  • 1" piece of ginger (add more or less if you'd like)
  • 1/2 lemon, skin removed (or any other citrus) I used some clementines and it was delightful! 

Pass all through a juicer, stir and drink immediately.  Pat yourself on the back for doing something healthy!