Juicing for Beginners: Beet Apple Carrot Lemon Ginger Juice Recipe

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This tasty recipe is part of my Juicing for Beginners Series. This beet apple carrot lemon ginger juice recipe dresses up the traditional ABC (apple beet carrot) recipe with a little zing from fresh ginger and lemon.

My goal with this series is to create recipes that use easy-to-find ingredients that are simple to juice and taste great so new juicers will be inspired to continue along their juicing journey. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Enjoy and Stay Juicy!

What’s In This Article?

Juicing for Beginners is easy with this beet apple carrot lemon ginger juice recipe!

What is ABC Juice?

ABC juice is a classic beginner juice recipe. It’s simple to make, uses easy-to-find ingredients, and is super tasty. The “ABC” in this juice stands for Apples, Beets, and Carrots. There’s another reason ABC juice is a mainstay in the juicing world. It’s packed with serious nutrition! Let’s take a closer look.

What is ABC juice? It's a classic beginner juice recipe made of apples, beets, and carrots. Easy and delicious!

Apples are a boon to your heart and brain thanks to their polyphenols, plant compounds that help prevent oxidation and inflammation (1), both of which are terrible for the long-term health of these two vital organs.

Specifically, apple juice has been shown to prevent the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol. Why is this important? Doing so prevents that same cholesterol from sticking to artery walls, becoming dangerous arterial plaque.

This same antioxidant property is thought to help scrub free radicals associated with age-related brain decline.

Why is Beet Juice Good for You?

People new to juicing can balk at the idea of juicing beets. They get apples and even carrots, but think “Beets, are you sure about that?”. I’m here to say beet juice tastes REALLY good, but that’s not the only reason to drink it. This juice has even more nutritional benefits than apples, so drink it up!

These ruby-colored beauties are known to help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, support liver health, speed up post-exercise muscle recovery, protect against cancer, slow symptoms of dementia, and even combat erectile dysfunction.

All these benefits are thanks to their antioxidant and nitrate content, both of which influence all these listed conditions for the better (2).

Why is beet juice good for you? Thanks to its treasure trove of antioxidants and nitrates that can help with everything from lowering cholesterol, liver support, protect against cancer, and combat erectile dysfunction.

Carrot juice comes into the picture with benefits to the eyes, has potential anticancer effects, and promotes immunity. Its high levels of vitamin A and carotenoids (specifically zeaxanthin and lutein) work to protect the eye from age-related eye disease, particularly macular degeneration. B6 is responsible for supporting proper immune cell function, and carrots have it in spades (3).

What Does Ginger and Lemon Do for the Body?

I add ginger and lemon to the typical ABC juice trio to give it even more health benefits. Ginger serves as a mood booster, stomach settler, infection fighter, menstrual cramp reducer, and cholesterol dropper.

The key to all this is gingerol, a powerful plant compound that possesses significant anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (4).

What does ginger and lemon do for the body? Ginger can help boost your mood and drop your cholesterol, while lemons are known to help with weight loss and support heart health, amongst a host of other benefits.

Lemon juice is known to help with weight loss, prevent kidney stones, support heart health, reduce cancer risk, protect against anemia, and improve digestive health (5). Vitamin C is the critical component responsible for many of these benefits, while soluble fiber and the plant compounds naringenin and limonene are connected to others.

Best Juicer for Hard Fruits and Vegetables

The PURE Juicer is the best juicer in its class. It give you excellent yield and nutrient extraction. The PURE is hands down the best juicer for hard fruits and vegetables.

I made Crank the Beet using the PURE Juicer. This machine is the best-performing juicer in its class!

Best of the Best
    • Best Juice Yield in its Class: Up to 50% More!
    • Significant Produce Cost Savings Over Time
    • Proven Outstanding Nutrient Extraction
    • Makes So Much More Than Juice!
    • 12-Year Warranty
    • Top Price-Point in its Category
    • Bit of a Learning Curve
    • Larger Footprint
Best of the Best
  • Best Juice Yield in its Class: Up to 50% More!
  • Significant Produce Cost Savings Over Time
  • Proven Outstanding Nutrient Extraction
  • Makes So Much More Than Juice!
  • 12-Year Warranty
  • Top Price-Point in its Category
  • Bit of a Learning Curve
  • Larger Footprint

The PURE Juicer ranks at the very top when it comes to performance. In test after test, it gives the best yield every time. How much better? Try 30-50% more juice! This means huge cost savings on produce for you over time, with the PURE Juicer paying for itself.

It also gives superior nutrient extraction along with top yields. Both are due to its two-step extraction process that is centered around a powerful 2.5-ton press. This combination unlocks the full potential in every piece of produce you juice!

The PURE is a powerhouse constructed of food-grade stainless steel supported by an incredible 12-year warranty. Not only does it make incredible juice! It also does baby food, nut milk, sorbetsnice creamcauliflower rice, and even grinds coffee!

highly recommend the PURE Juicer for the dedicated home juicer and light commercial user. It’s a fabulous investment in your health that pays for itself!

Here’s The Recipe!

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  • Author: JuiceFeaster
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 32 fl oz 1x


This beet apple carrot lemon ginger juice recipe dresses up the traditional ABC (apple beet carrot) recipe with a little zing from fresh ginger and lemon. I hope you love it as much as I do!


  • 3 Apples
  • 3 Carrots
  • 2 Beets
  • 3” Thumb of Ginger
  • 1 Lemon


  • Core the apples.
  • Scrub the carrots, beets, and ginger.
  • Peel the lemon (optional).
  • Run the ingredients through your juicer and enjoy!!!


I get asked often if I peel my root vegetables, like beets and carrots, before juicing. Typically, I don’t but make sure to give them a good scrub to ensure any lingering soil is removed. There are a lot of nutrients found in fruit and vegetable peels, so I usually juice them. 

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Category: Juicing for Beginners

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Brett leads the Juicer Test Kitchen. Utilizing his 25 years in the juice production and formulation industry, he brings you expert information on the wide world of juicing. From hands-on juicer reviews, tasty juice recipes, and real-world insights, he helps you get the most out of your juicing experience.

Brett not only has a career background in the juice world, but he is also a lifelong juicing advocate who has personally transformed and maintained his health using the magical powers of juicing and raw living foods.



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