fennel & beet blend

by Kristina Sloggett

in Breakfast, daily juice, Vegan

Did you know fennel root is heart shaped?

I juiced this licorice flavored vegetable with our juice this morning – continuing with the unique flavors we are enjoying lately.

I juiced the four stalks and part of the bulb, giving the juice a fresh spicy flavor. It produces a fair amount of liquid, similar to celery, and makes the kitchen smell great. While there are several health benefits of fennel, in powder and essential oil form, I wanted to see if the licorice flavor would be prevalent.

It was, and we liked it!

fennel & beet blend

serves two

4 stalks + 1/4 bulb fennel
2 large romaine
6 carrots
2 beets
1 tree broccoli
1 small piece ginger

Juice and enjoy!

Are you a fan of licorice or anise flavors? 


{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather (Where's the Beach) September 14, 2011 at 6:45 am

I’ve never had fennel b/c I don’t like licorice or anise actually. But I see amazing fennel recipes and think I’m missing out.


2 spabettie September 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm

maybe just a little fennel? :) it’s pretty subtle and fresh – not a heavy licorice flavor…


3 Jason (Jason's BBQ Adventures) September 14, 2011 at 6:58 am

I am definitely going to give this one a try. Definitely getting tired of the standard juices I have been doing (15 days now of 2 juices a day and a vegan style diet).


4 spabettie September 14, 2011 at 4:20 pm

hi Jason!! oh boy do I know what you mean! it sometimes gets monotonous, yes? CONGRATS on 15 days, I hope you’re feeling GREAT like we were!!


5 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen September 14, 2011 at 7:07 am

I didn’t know fennel was heart-shaped. In fact I’ve never used fennel.

But now that I know it’s shaped like a cute little heart…well I want to.


6 spabettie September 14, 2011 at 4:19 pm

I know – bonus, right? I want to cook with it more, so if you have any ideas…


7 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List September 14, 2011 at 8:18 am

“Juice and enjoy”….I really want to believe you..but beets and fennel…Travis might kill me if I tried to give him that. Better try it by myself first.


8 spabettie September 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm

haa – yeah, maybe replace the beet with an apple for him!? 😀 I really like the veggie flavors, so to me this was good… but I totally get that others may not!


9 katie September 14, 2011 at 9:01 am

Never had fennel! I love that its heart shaped : )

the pic of all your veggies lined up to be juiced is AMAZING! The colors and the clarity of that pic, so beautiful!!

Happy Wednesday! xoxo <3


10 spabettie September 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm

thank you, Katie!! <3


11 Dorry September 14, 2011 at 9:07 am

HEARTS! You know I love this. Those things aren’t a coincidence – they are a reminder to celebrate LOVE. Like the love leaves I found on my walk a few weeks ago. Nature is amazing. :)


12 spabettie September 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm

it really is! <3 I knew you would appreciate this…


13 Holly @ The Runny Egg September 14, 2011 at 9:18 am

The hearts are too cute!

I am not a big licorice fan although maybe I’d like blended with other flavors — but on its own, no thanks :)


14 spabettie September 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm

licorice isn’t one of my favorites, but the fennel flavor is light and fresh – I want to try cooking with it more!


15 Mama Pea September 14, 2011 at 10:00 am

I love fennel. And your little hearts are so cute, I might even convince Gigi to try it. :)


16 spabettie September 14, 2011 at 4:12 pm

fennel is an awesome flavor, right? oooh, do try!! I want to know Gigi likes it too!! 😀


17 janetha September 14, 2011 at 10:43 am

Heart shaped! That is awesome. I had no idea.


18 spabettie September 14, 2011 at 4:11 pm

me either! it was a surprise discovery when chopping the end off! :)


19 Stephanie @ extremebalance.net/blog September 14, 2011 at 11:06 am

I’ve cooked with it and baked with it and yet NEVER noticed the surprise heart. LOVE it! Glad to see the kinks are worked out!


20 spabettie September 14, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I probably wouldn’t have noticed either, but I chopped off the “end” piece to throw out… and oh, look, a heart! 😀


21 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} September 14, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Every time you post a juice recipe I get inspired to juice more. You making juicing look so pretty!


22 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} September 14, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Uh, that should say you *make*. :-)


23 spabettie September 14, 2011 at 4:09 pm

aw, thank you Maryea!! I’m glad my juice creations are liked! 😀


24 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers September 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I’m not a huge licorice fan, but I do love those glasses!


25 spabettie September 14, 2011 at 4:09 pm

thanks, Tiff – they are our favorite beer glasses 😉


26 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm

I love both fennel AND beets….this is perfect!

Great pictures, too :)


27 spabettie September 14, 2011 at 4:08 pm

thanks, Averie!


28 natalie (the sweets life) September 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I love licorice and I love fennel but it’s one of those things I only get in restaurants, I never buy and use at home. I need to change that!


29 spabettie September 14, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I agree, Natalie – I need to cook with these flavors more.


30 Kath (My Funny Little Life) September 14, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Aww, those are the most lovely fennel hearts! 😀

I like licorice and anise flavors, but not all the time. 😉


31 spabettie September 14, 2011 at 4:05 pm

me too – and I like the flavors better like this – fresh and subtle, not heavy.


32 Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli September 14, 2011 at 6:44 pm

I never ever thought that I would like the taste of fennel until I had it in a salad at a restaurant this past weekend. It was a variation of “beets and heat” with golden beats, goat cheese and fennel drizzled with a honey tabasco! Very different, but VERY delicious!

You REALLY make me want to go buy a juicer! Ughhhhh!


33 spabettie September 14, 2011 at 8:11 pm

wow, that salad sounds amazing! I bet the fennel was a great flavor in there. we LOOOOOOVE our juicer! 😀


34 hihorosie September 14, 2011 at 10:33 pm

in answer to your question: no. I try though, does that count? Love the hearts – didn’t know that about fennel. Your juice looks awesome. Like the color of ruby grapefruit.


35 Pure2raw Twins September 16, 2011 at 8:10 am

now that is a juice calling my name!!! so full of vibrant color too! love it


36 spabettie September 16, 2011 at 8:22 am

I love the color from beets – and yes the flavor of this one is SO fresh – we love it!


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