Red Rush Juice – Recipe of the Week

This juice offers a rush of antioxidants and other potent phytonutrients that can energize and flood your system with health promoting properties. The rich red color in these vibrant fruits and veggies signals a wealth of nutrition tucked inside of a deliciously balanced sweet juice.

For those who don’t love the flavor of beets in their juice, give this one a try! I promise the beet flavor is not prominent (it was the first beet juice rated highly by all of my “test subjects” at home!).

Lycopene, found in watermelon and tomatoes, is a well known member of the carotene family (like its orange relative, beta-carotene, found in carrots). Lycopene has been touted for its ability to help prevent prostate cancer. The strawberries boast Vitamin C and ellagic acid, which may reduce the risk for developing esophageal cancer and keep tumors from being able to create their own blood supply lifeline (called anti-angiogenesis). Cherries are rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C, anthocyanins and phenols plus flavanoid compounds like quercitin which also pack a protective punch for your heart. Cherries even contain melatonin, a hormone that helps us with sleep.


  • 1/2 cup cherries, pitted (about 10)
  • 1 cup watermelon
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, green stem removed
  • 1 tomato (heirloom or any variety)
  • 1 small beet (beetroot), washed and peeled
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves


  1. Wash all produce well.
  2. Remove pits from cherries.
  3. Remove green stems from strawberries.
  4. Cut ends off beets and peel (optional) for a milder flavor.
  5. Juice and pour over ice.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

Servings: 1

Serving Size: 16 oz (500 ml)


  • Cherries – strawberries, raspberries, cranberries
  • Watermelon – pink/red grapefruit, blood orange
  • Strawberries – cherries, raspberries, cranberries
  • Tomato – watermelon, radish
  • Beet (beetroot) – radish, tomato, watermelon, golden beet
  • Basil – mint, parsley, any fresh herb