There are ingredients and then there are super ingredients – ginger, beetroot, wheatgrass – all of which have incredible powers to improve our health and wellbeing. The natural healing abilities of these ingredients have been well-documented, and they are perennial favourites that feature in many of Juice Master Jason Vale’s recipes and plans.

What’s In The Sachet

Save your kitchen worktops, walls and fingers from the potent pink spray of grated beetroot. The beet bulb is one of the hardest ingredients to keep under wraps when juicing, so the Juice Master came up with this 100 per cent pure beetroot pouch – no mess, no waste!

Shot Super Powers

Despite its less than refined looks, the humble beet has an incredible heritage which dates back to Roman times. An excellent source of folic acid, fibre, manganese and potassium, beetroot is rich in calcium, iron and vitamins A and C. Although beets come in white and golden-yellow hues, red beetroot owes its purple colour to betacyanin which is thought to help suppress the development of abnormal cells and boost colon health.

Its antioxidant powers and amino acids help our intestinal tract, but beetroot is perhaps best known for its positive effect on blood pressure, helping to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. More recently, US researchers have been examining whether beetroot can even help prevent cognitive diseases such as dementia or Alzheimer’s by increasing blood flow to the brain.

A study from the University of Exeter discovered that beetroot can make you run faster – athletes who drank a glass before a 20m sprint improved their PB by two per cent, thanks to the vegetable’s nitrates. A separate study found participants could hold their breath half a minute longer underwater after a 70ml shot of beetroot juice.

Beetroot can improve libido, acting as a natural Viagra by increasing nitric oxide levels in the body, dilating the blood vessels and blood flow to the genitals.

Beetroot can affect the colour of our body’s waste, but this is a totally harmless side effect – consider it an indicator you are getting enough of this mighty veggie’s good nutrition!

Get Creative

This sorbet sets the taste buds tingling – perfect for sunny days!

Best Berry Sorbet

  • 1 Beetroot Shot
  • 50g Frozen Mango
  • 50g Blueberries

Whizz the ingredients in a blender. This recipe makes 300ml and serves two, or freeze half for another day.