The Blood of Life

This juice looks like blood and because it’s rich in nitrates, it improves blood flow throughout the body.

Blood of Life

  • 8 carrots,
  • 1-2 lemons (peeled),
  • 1 beet (no greens; the greens are bitter),
  • 1″ ginger

A few people have told me that my tastes are tarter than their own. I don’t need an apple to cut my lemon, but most guys do. I only post recipes as guidelines.

Some guys have a weird response to beets and newbie juicers are warned away from juicing more than 1 beet at a time. My body craves beets.

There is no right or wrong way to juice. Just throw stuff in that makes your body feel good and that tastes great (or at least good enough).


  1. Gannicus says

    Is that recipe for one time? The first few juices I’ve made probably came out to 8-10 oz. of liquid. That seems to be substantially less than some of the recipes you’ve posted. For instance I just juiced: 1 orange, 1 lemon, about 12 stalks of asparagus, 1 carrot, 1 inch of ginger. Am I not using enough produce?

  2. says

    That looks good. Did you roast the beets first to peel them and control their strength? I was wondering what to do with the greens of the beets. I do cut them off when I first get the beet since I heard that it will absorb nutrients from the beets if left on.

    • Chi_Banger says

      To input both of you I’ve read that the beet greens have the most nutrients, and if left on, depending n amount can lead to violent detox at worst. That being said try everything and if it makes YOU feel good continue when I first read about beets I heard to many, even drinking 4 in a day would be bad, I just had my first four beet day yesterday and I ‘ve felt awesome(in combination with other produces lemons celery kale ect.., )read up try out and FEEL what’s right for you.

  3. says

    So I was given a Jack La Lanne power juicer 3 years ago. Never even opened it.

    Ok, I just got back from my local farmer’s market and bought a bunch of veggies, lemons and limes to give juicing a try. I tried this recipe, only I added more stuff to it.

    lemon, beet, celery, carrot, japanese cucumber, kale, pak choy (chinese cabbage similar to chard), ginger and a green bell pepper.

    First taste? Surprisingly good…but then going “paleo” years ago cured me of my sweet tooth. Funny, I don’t really like the smell of it, but it tastes great.

    I then added some fresh ground Hawaiian sea salt. Just as I thought….it tastes REALLY good like that.

    On the last cup of it, I think I’ll try a dash of tobasco too.

    So far, I’m liking this. For now, it will by my dinner.

    Now I wanna try this just before a workout.

    Thanks for the tips and advice, and getting me to finally try out the machine that’s been doing nothing but gathering dust in my cabinet!

  4. says

    Tabasco and salt makes this actually taste freakin’ outstanding. I just hope I don’t get any of those detox side effects to someone not used to juiced beets…

    • Gannicus says

      I started juicing beets recently and only noticed a mild feeling that would last briefly the first couple of times I juiced beets. It was a bit like having a cold for a few hours.

      The positive of the beets though is that after a few days of beet juicing it gave me a near constant semi erection and has really boosted my libido.

      I’d be curious to know if other guys have experienced a boosted libido from beet juice.

  5. Museng says

    I just consumed my first beet juice this morning. I wanted to ease into it, so I only juiced half a beet, but I juiced all of the greens with it. I also added 4 carrots, 1 apple, 1 lemon, a large helping of chopped kale, and about 1″ of ginger. The juice was delicious. For the past two hours, I’ve had a strange feeling that can only be described as “wild” or “on edge” – similar to the feeling of having your consciousness reside slightly outside of your body. Not a true out of body experience, but definitely “lifted.” Sorry, but this is very hard to describe.

    I plan on adding more beets in the future. I have a question for everyone – do you eat anything else along with your juices? I fried three eggs in coconut oil this morning and ate them while drinking the juice. Are there any negatives to doing this, such as decreased absorption of nutrients, or toxic reactions I should consider?

    I really enjoy the site, and I look forward to seeing where it goes from here.

    • FitJuice says

      You experienced the “rush” or “high” that is so common to guys who juice for the first time.

      I am not a hokey person so I don’t want to call juicing “spiritual” or anything like that.

      But something really astounding happens when you ingest the power of nature in its strongest form. Juicing is like taking a “shot” of Nature.

      I call the juice the “blood of life” or “blood of Christ” because it feels like one is communing with the divine.

      I don’t understand it, but there’s an undeniable feeling of power and connectedness.

      As to your question. I’ll also sometimes juice some greens and then blend that green juice with protein powder and frozen berries, sometimes also adding coconut oil or almond butter.

      I’ll often drink a large juice with dinner.

      There is no wrong way to juice.