I've never cared much for beets, probably because of the diet back in high school that I only did once, but ruined me forever. Apparently, you could lose 10 lbs in 3 days if you ate only a handful of things for those 3 days, including cottage cheese, canned beets, canned peaches, and something else, maybe Saltines? Anyway, the beets made me vomit, which is really how I lost weight. Since then, just the idea of beets has made me queasy. Charlie redeemed them for me a bit with his wonderful array of roasted vegetables, including golden beets, red beets, turnips, different squashes and onions, etc., but I haven't done too much with them by myself.
Then Krista mentioned the other day that she was juicing beets, since she's doing the juicing thing with John and I (which is going very well). So I decided to give beets a shot, and bought a lovely bunch at the store two days ago. Today, I experimented with them, and thought I'd take a few pictures.
This is what I started with:
And this is what I got:
Beautiful, but beyond beety, even with the celery and cucumber and spinach, far more than I could handle. I added a grapefruit, and more celery, and finally an apple. Voila - a breakfast I can choke down.
I think I'll make John a loaf of bread tonight.