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Homemade Juice For Blood Pressure

Homemade Juice For Blood Pressure

If you’re looking to prevent or help reduce high blood pressure there are a number of natural remedies available. This homemade juice for blood pressure is a great way because you can include so many different ingredients and take them raw and naturally together. This homemade juice is easy to make and incorporate into your daily routine.

The Ingredients:

Before I get into the recipe, let’s look at how each of the following ingredients contributes to lowering blood pressure:

  • Beetroot has been used for centuries for its medicinal qualities. The body converts the dietary nitrate in beetroots into nitric oxide which dilates blood vessels. This is an area of research that has received a lot of attention thankfully meaning many trials have been carried out proving its efficacy. Overall, most results prove that drinking one cup of beetroot juice a day is enough to reduce blood pressure levels, both systolic and diastolic. A note of caution, once participants stopped drinking the beetroot juice, their blood pressure returned to their pre-trial figures.
  • Homemade Juice For Blood Pressure - The IngredientsCarrots also help to relax blood vessels due to the mineral, potassium, found in them. It helps offset the negative impact of sodium in our bodies. Eating carrots (or drinking the juices) also reduces the risk of strokes.
  • As with carrots, spinach also has an abundance of potassium negating the effects of sodium. Also rich in other nutrients, it is calorie-friendly and the flavor isn’t strong so you can easily add it to juices such as this. It also has a high nitrate concentration like beetroots and can have a quick impact on lowering blood pressure.
  • Lemon juice reduces inflammation and ultimately cardiovascular disease due to its flavonoids, carotenoids, and ascorbic acid. It also reduces blood pressure by making blood vessels more flexible.
  • Bilberry is also commonly known as the European blueberry, and has powerful antioxidant properties, among other benefits. Bilberry powder (as used in this recipe) is more concentrated than the fruit so you only need to take very little to reap all the benefits. Studies have shown that bilberry supports the arteries, veins, and aids circulation, reducing blood pressure.
  • Ginger is known to help the circulatory system by helping to prevent blood clots. This is because it’s a mild stimulant and improves blood circulation.
  • Cinnamon has been used for hundreds of years to naturally reduce high blood pressure and improve heart health. Unlike beetroot, its beneficial effects are seen after taking it consistently for weeks, whereas beetroot consumption can reduce blood pressure levels within three hours. The main reason that cinnamon helps reduce blood pressure is that it relaxes the blood vessels.

How To Make This Homemade Juice For Blood Pressure

This juice will take you five minutes to put together and you can enjoy it straight away. This recipe makes one portion that contains 81 calories.

IngredientsHomemade Juice For Blood Pressure - Ingredients
  • ½ inch ginger
  • 1 beetroot
  • 1 small handful of spinach
  • 1 carrot
  • ½ lemon
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ (one-eighth) tsp bilberry powder
  • 1 cup water (if you’re using a juicer you don’t need this)

A note on the carrot and beetroot: I used a medium-sized beetroot and carrot. If you can only find large ones or already have these at home, still use a whole one of each but if they are small add two. Try and buy organic where possible. If you can’t, just peel the carrot and beetroot before following the method below because we will leave the skins on otherwise.

Equipment
  • Blender or juicer – essential for making your juice and all ingredients will go in this to be mixed.
  • Microplane or grater – for the ginger so that it is evenly spread throughout the juice.
  • Fine mesh sieve – if using a blender (not juicer). We will use this to push through the juice and separate the pulp out.
  • Spatula or spoon – if using a blender (not juicer). We will use this to squeeze the pulp down in order to get as much juice as possible.
  • Recipient for the juice – To catch the juice from the sieve. It makes it easier if the recipient has a lip so you can pour the juice into a glass with no fuss. If you don’t have one with a lip just use any bowl wide enough for the sieve and be careful when you pour the juice into a glass.
Method
Step 1

Take a ½ inch piece of ginger and peel it and grate it using either a Microplane or grater. You can also use a garlic crusher if you find this easier.Homemade Juice For Blood Pressure - Step 1

Step 2

Prepare your vegetables. Get one beetroot and rinse it well under running water rubbing it with your fingers. If it’s really dirty use a vegetable brush to get the grit off. Peel if non-organic, then cut off the ends (if you have leafy greens intact, you can save them for another recipe but discard the rest).

Cut your beetroot into wedges then halve again. Wash one carrot and scrub if you need to. Cut off the ends and discard them into your compost, then cut the rest of the carrot into smaller parts (peel first if non-organic). Rinse a small handful of spinach.

Homemade Juice For Blood Pressure - Step 2

Step 3

Now you can add all your vegetables to your blender. Add the herbs and spices next (ginger, ⅛ tsp of bilberry powder, ½ tsp cinnamon).Homemade Juice For Blood Pressure - Step 3

Step 4

Cut one lemon in half and squeeze the juice from half the lemon and add this to your blender. If you’re using a juicer, you can skip the next steps and your juice will be ready.

Homemade Juice For Blood Pressure - Step 4

Step 5 

Add 1 cup of water. If you’re using a larger beetroot and carrot you will need to use a bit more water. Blend on high until smooth, approximately 45 seconds.Homemade Juice For Blood Pressure - Step 5

Step 6

Now you need to strain it to separate the juice from the pulp. Place your fine-mesh sieve over a recipient equally as wide or more. Pour the mixture through the sieve, then press down on the pulp with a spoon or spatula to squeeze as much juice out as possible.Homemade Juice For Blood Pressure - Step 6

Step 7

You can put the pulp into your compost or save it and use it later. With its slightly zingy flavor, it’s great as a garnish or topping on salads. You can also stir some natural yogurt through the pulp to make a healthy, revitalizing beetroot dip.Homemade Juice For Blood Pressure - Step 7

Now you can pour your juice into a glass and enjoy it straight away.

Homemade Juice For Blood Pressure

One of the great things about this homemade juice is that you can feel the effects in as little as three hours. For the best results, drink one to two cups. And if you’re looking for sustained reduction in blood pressure, drink at least that much on a daily basis.

If you don’t like the taste of bilberry, cinnamon, or ginger you can try adding some apple slices, mint, or citrus instead.

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18 Comments

  • Michael Miller Posted March 30, 2021 2:04 pm

    I take blood pressure medicines. It is advised to dring beetroot recipe?

    • Gerard Vaughan Posted March 30, 2021 5:35 pm

      Best to drink juices. Dringing them will not do any good !

    • Rebecca Posted April 3, 2021 11:34 pm

      Is there any risk of blood pressure going to low if I drink this daily and i’m taking 2 blood pressure meds?How do you wean off the meds if I want to control blood pressure with just the daily beet juice? Thank you

      • Grama Pei Posted April 4, 2021 5:57 pm

        Monitor your blood pressure morning and night. If its too low, hold your meds for that day or that night, whenever you take them. Keep a written log of the numbers you get, show them to your doctor, and ask him/her to reduce your blood pressure medication. But be willing to drink the juice EVERY day to maintain those lower values.

  • Gerald George Posted March 30, 2021 2:52 pm

    have to try this recipe

  • Sherri Posted March 30, 2021 3:51 pm

    ‘If you’re looking for sustained reduction in blood pressure, drink one to two cups each day.’ – – –
    Can you make a larger batch, say one week’s worth (2 cups/day = 14 cups), so you’re not having to make it each day? I’m not sure if it will store okay, or if it needs to be made fresh each day.

    • Ekaterine Horsman Posted March 30, 2021 11:30 pm

      No you should not. Because when you juice veg and fruits you must drink them right away fresh. If left in the fridge for days or even hours they loose their properties.

      • Sherri Posted March 31, 2021 1:43 pm

        Okay, thank you. I appreciate your response.

  • Cheryl Davidsen Posted March 30, 2021 7:00 pm

    Does it matter if I use Doterra Oil Ginger instead of the plant itself? I find that just adding one drop of ginger oil works wonderful for the flavor but I’m not sure if it does the same thing as if it were the whole plant. I’m assuming it does.

  • patti mead Posted March 30, 2021 11:46 pm

    this is a question on your nerve pain article. you say to take a 1/2 tsp of this before bed but then the article goes to a article to order their product to buy, do you agree with this? does it work or just something they want us to think? please let me know, thank you

    • The Lost Herbs Posted April 1, 2021 12:56 pm

      Hi Patti,

      Thank you for your comment.
      Please check your personal email.
      I have sent you an email regarding the product you are interested in.

      God bless!

  • David Scadden Posted March 31, 2021 7:42 am

    We tried this recipe this morning. It is very refreshing and tasty. Substituted apple for carrot (didn’t have any). I squeezed the lemon juice … but then forgot to add it to the blender! I think it’ll improve with the lemon juice. Try to do better tomorrow! Note to self: remember add the lemon juice!

  • Grama Pei Posted March 31, 2021 8:27 pm

    1. What will it negate in the blend if I just toss the beet top into the juicer with this mix? 2. Will the greens reduce the properties of one or more of the ingredients? I need more greens in my life. 3. I am allergic to ginger. Will the recipe work to reduce BP as well if it is missing the ginger? 4. And should I just double the cinnamon in that case? Thank you.

    • The Lost Herbs Posted April 1, 2021 2:55 pm

      Hi Grama,

      Thank you for your comment.
      You can add the beet top into the juicer without any problem, just reduce
      the number of spinach leaves slightly. If you don’t use ginger, the recipe
      will still work to reduce BP.
      And you can double the quantity of cinnamon.

      God bless!

      • Grama Pei Posted April 3, 2021 6:18 am

        Thank you!

  • Csilla Kelly Posted April 15, 2021 4:55 pm

    What if Bilberry Powder is not easily attainable for me? Is there any substitute?

    • Mohammad Posted June 2, 2021 1:02 pm

      Blueberry

    • Dianatha Barnhart Posted July 29, 2021 3:50 pm

      Wild blue berries are best.

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