Golden Beet, Basil & Mint Juice (and the Larchmont Farmer’s Market)

I have a confession to make. Before Sunday I had only been to one farmers market in LA the entire 2.5 years I’ve been here (embarrassing, I know). But that spell was finally broken last Sunday, when I went to the Larchmont Farmer’s Market.

It was amazing! And so cheap! I got fresh, organic Golden Beats for $2. Then I found a table with rows of different greens and herbs; each bundle was only $1! I picked up a gigantic thing of Basil, Mint, and two bundles of Kale. My new plan/goal is to try to buy the bulk of my produce from farmer’s markets.

One of the best things about the Larchmont Farmer’s Market is that it is exploding with free samples. Everywhere. Everything. I pretty much ate a meal off of free samples.

And they had some interesting things, like these mushrooms:

And there was a puppy adoption going on nearby. I’m not even a dog person, but these guys were way too cute:

If you ever visit Larchmont, definitely check out Lette as well. The $1.70 price per cookie is a little expensive, but oh-so-scrumptious. I got an Earl Grey macaroon and came back for seconds to try the Caramel. I have to say, the Pistachio is still my favorite, but the Earl Grey comes close. (The caramel was a little overpowering.

Nom nom nom.

Back home at my juicing station, I have more Kale, mint, and basil than I know what to do with, so I juiced it all together (well, not all of it — I still have enough for like, 10 juices). I have to say, this one of the best juice concoctions yet!

Give it a shot. The mint and basil make it super sweet and super delicious. I’m also a huge fan of the golden beets. You get so much juice out of them!

Golden Beet, Basil, & Mint Juice

Ingredients:

  • 1 Large Golden Beet
  • 1 Pink Lady Apple
  • Small Piece Ginger (like 1/2 inch)
  • 2 Handfuls of Mint
  • 1 Handful of Basil
  • 1 Large Handful of Kale (about 1/2 a bundle)
  • 2-3 Handfuls of Baby Carrots

 

 

Blend, enjoy, and feel healthy!

I think I may have a juicing problem. 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Golden Beet, Basil & Mint Juice (and the Larchmont Farmer’s Market)

  1. Hey Teresa,

    First off, shame on you for not going to the Farmers Markets sooner!!! As a chef I definately support local farms by buying everything I can from them. But it sounds like this farmers market is pretty badass!!! Those are some great looking mushrooms you have pictured and the prices you paid for the beets and herbs are great!!!

    The flavors of macaroons sounds really good also. We made earl grey creme brulee last year, along with rose, spiced chai, chocolate/black garlic, lavendar and a few others.

    Outside of our restaurant we have a small garden of herbs and we have chocolate mint, spearmint, lemon mint, mojito mint and pineapple mint!! YUMMY!

    And one last thing, not sure if you like cooked beets, but I love to take a variety of small beets, toss them with olive oil, Salt/Pepper, and fresh garlic cloves with some thyme and whatever other spices I have handy, through in a baking dish, cover and cook at 350 for 30-40 minutes or so and they are really delicious.

    Well I’ve written a small book this time so I will call it a night. I think I will try your juice recipe at work Sunday night.

    Take care,

    Jim

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