French fries and chips give potatoes a bad rap. But the truth is, potatoes are high in vitamins, minerals and fiber, and they can be a healthy part of any diet. And just like other roots and tubers like carrots and beets, they can be juiced!

Tip

If possible, use organic potatoes, as conventional potatoes are sometimes listed in the "Dirty Dozen" of produce most likely to be contaminated with pesticides.

Thoroughly scrub the outside of each potato with hot water.

Peel the potatoes and remove their eyes. Use a sharp knife to cut out any bruised or green portions. Chop the potatoes into chunks small enough to fit in the opening of the juicer.

Process the potatoes through the juicer. Do not juice the peels. This should create enough juice for two to four servings.

Pour the juice into a carafe and thoroughly chill before drinking.

Tip

Blend potato juice with other vegetable juices—it goes well with carrot and tomato.

The starch in the potato juice may discolor as it is exposed to air.