Beetroot Mocktail/ juice
This is a great drink for athletes ,sports persons and for those who exercise regularly as beetroot is loaded with nitrates . Nitrates when consumed are converted to nitric oxide which helps in opening the blood vessels and allows more blood and thereby oxygen to be delivered to the muscles. Beetroot juice which is naturally rich in nitrates, is believed to enhance exercise endurance among athletes. People living in high altitude areas will also benefit by drinking this juice as it increases oxygen supply to the body. Besides this, beetroot juice has also shown to reduce blood pressure.
Ingredients for Beetroot Mocktail:
- Beetroot:1 small
- Carrot: 1/2
- Lime juice : 2-3 tablespoon
- Apple: 1
- Blend all the ingredients together in a juicer.
- Serve chilled.
Note: The carotenes of beetroot will turn your urine and stools pink in colour which is normal.