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Beet. Grapefruit. Turmeric. Romaine.

This drink is made from red beets, grapefruit, turmeric, and Romaine salad and is a nice combination of ingredients. It is excellent after a strenuous workout.


90% 87/11/02 
Ω-6 (LA, 0.1g) : Ω-3 (ALA, 0.1g) = 1:1

Ingredients (for servings, )

For the fruity drink
1 Red beet (5.5 oz)
1 Grapefruit (14 oz)
ozTurmeric root
½ Romaine lettuce (5.3 oz)
1 Lemon, raw, without peel (2.0 oz)
1 dashSea salt (0.01 oz)


  • juicer
  • vegetable peeler

Type of preparation

  • food preparation without heating
  • juice
  • peel


  1. For the fruity drink 
    Peel the vegetables and, depending on the type of juicer, the fruit as well. Then juice all of the ingredients in the juicer.

    You can use either white or pink grapefruit depending on your taste preferences and the availability.

  2. Seasoning 
    Add the sea salt and mix well. Drink the Red Beet and Grapefruit Juice with Turmeric and Romaine immediately or refrigerate until serving.

    The authors list sea salt as an ingredient for this recipe. You can try the drink first without seasoning and perhaps add the salt afterwards to see what difference in taste the sea salt makes.

Nutritional Information per person Convert per 100g
2000 kcal
Energy122 kcal6.1%
Fat/Lipids0.69 g1.0%
Saturated Fats0.12 g0.6%
Carbohydrates (inc.dietary fiber)30 g10.9%
Sugars21 g22.9%
Fiber6.7 g26.9%
Protein/Albumin3.9 g7.8%
Cooking Salt (Na:134.2 mg)341 mg14.2%
A serving is 391g.Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA.
Cooking Salt

Essential micronutrients with the highest proportions per person 2000 kcal
VitVitamin C (ascorbic acid) 96 mg120.0%
VitFolate, as the active form of folic acid (née vitamin B9 and 210 µg105.0%
VitVitamin K 77 µg103.0%
VitVitamin A, as RAE 419 µg52.0%
ElemPotassium, K 784 mg39.0%
MinCopper, Cu 0.20 mg20.0%
MinManganese, Mn 0.40 mg20.0%
MinIron, Fe 2.6 mg18.0%
Sodium, Na 134 mg17.0%
VitThiamine (vitamin B1) 0.16 mg15.0%

Detailed Nutritional Information per Person for this Recipe

The majority of the nutritional information comes from the USDA (US Department of Agriculture). This means that the information for natural products is often incomplete or only given within broader categories, whereas in most cases products made from these have more complete information displayed.

If we take flaxseed, for example, the important essential amino acid ALA (omega-3) is only included in an overarching category whereas for flaxseed oil ALA is listed specifically. In time, we will be able to change this, but it will require a lot of work. An “i” appears behind ingredients that have been adjusted and an explanation appears when you hover over this symbol.

For Erb Muesli, the original calculations resulted in 48 % of the daily requirement of ALA — but with the correction, we see that the muesli actually covers >100 % of the necessary recommendation for the omega-3 fatty acid ALA. Our goal is to eventually be able to compare the nutritional value of our recipes with those that are used in conventional western lifestyles.

Essential fatty acids per person 2000 kcal
Alpha-Linolenic acid; ALA; 18:3 omega-3 0.11 g5.0%
Linoleic acid; LA; 18:2 omega-6 0.13 g1.0%

Essential amino acids per person 2000 kcal
Tryptophan (Trp, W) 0.03 g14.0%
Threonine (Thr, T) 0.13 g14.0%
Phenylalanine (Phe, F) 0.22 g14.0%
Isoleucine (Ile, I) 0.14 g11.0%
Valine (Val, V) 0.18 g11.0%
Leucine (Leu, L) 0.22 g9.0%
Lysine (Lys, K) 0.17 g9.0%
Methionine (Met, M) 0.04 g4.0%

Essential macroelements (macronutrients) per person 2000 kcal
Potassium, K 784 mg39.0%
Sodium, Na 134 mg17.0%
Magnesium, Mg 47 mg12.0%
Phosphorus, P 79 mg11.0%
Calcium, Ca 71 mg9.0%

Essential trace elements (micronutrients) per person 2000 kcal
Copper, Cu 0.20 mg20.0%
Manganese, Mn 0.40 mg20.0%
Iron, Fe 2.6 mg18.0%
Zinc, Zn 0.67 mg7.0%
Selenium, Se 1.6 µg3.0%
Iod, I (Jod, J) 3.2 µg2.0%
Fluorine, F 2.8 µg< 0.1%
Notes about recipe

This drink is made from red beets, grapefruit, turmeric, and Romaine salad and is a nice combination of ingredients. It is excellent after a strenuous workout.

Red beets: Red beets are detoxifying and fortifying. They are also rich in antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties. During cooking, however, red beets lose some of their nutritional value.

Turmeric: Turmeric also has anti-inflammatory effects and is believed to contain ingredients that fight cancer and promote healthy bones. However, it doesn’t help when consumed in the small quantities typical for seasoning purposes. To experience these beneficial effects, you need to include larger quantities in your daily diet.


Peeling the lemon(s): Depending on the taste you want to achieve, make sure you peel well before juicing as the white under the peel contains bitter substances and will add a bitter taste.

Alternate preparation

Alternate Ingredients: You can, of course, also add other ingredients to the juice. However, the authors have created an excellent combination of flavors that you won’t want to miss.

Ground turmeric: If you donʼt have any fresh turmeric, you can use ground turmeric instead. About 20 grams of fresh turmeric is equivalent to about 1 tsp ground turmeric.