Beetroot Juice Recipes

You might be thinking, “Beetroot juice? What am I going to make with beetroot juice?” Well, a smoothie is just the thing for high blood pressure and for a snack.

Your body uses the dietary nitrate in beetroot juice to expand blood vessels and that aids blood flow, but all that means is that one cup of beetroot juice helps people drop their elevated blood pressure by 11 points within 5 hours per a recent study (1).

Pineapple-Beet Blast (Prep Time: 5 Minutes – Servings: 2)

½ cup sliced cooked beets
1 ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
¼ cup celery leaves
1 cup vanilla almond milk
½ cup fresh orange juice

Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Divide between 2 chilled glasses. (Makes 3 cups)

(1) Webb, Andrew J., et al. “Acute blood pressure lowering, vasoprotective, and antiplatelet properties of dietary nitrate via bioconversion to nitrite.” Hypertension 51.3 (2008): 784-790.