The episode, which aired yesterday (and will re-air next Tuesday!) was about how a recent study discovered that drinking beet juice on a daily basis can help lower blood pressure by up to 10 points.
I demonstrated how to make the popsicles in a quick 1 minute segment on camera, and then Dr. Oz called an audience member up to taste and deliver a verdict. It was a hit!
Dr. Oz actually loved my recipe so much that after we broke for commercial, he continued to eat the entire thing (so much so that make-up had to come and clean him up since he stained his mouth and lips red!).
The popsicle recipe is super easy, and the tartness of the blood orange juice, blueberries and fresh lemon help cut the earthiness of the beet, while also packing in lots more antioxidants.
It's a great healthy recipe for summer, and perfect for kids!
Click here to view my Dr. Oz appearance (I come in at around the 2:51 mark, in case you want to fast-forward.)
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Beet, Blueberry & Blood Orange Juice Popsicle Recipe (from my Dr. Oz Show appearance)
Yield depends on the size of your pop mold--multiply the recipe for more popsicles!
1 medium beet about the size of a small apple, peeled & juiced (or you can use bottled beet juice)
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh blood orange juice (you can also substitute regular fresh orange juice)
1 lemon, juiced
Special equipment: popsicle molds
Combine the beet juice, blueberries, blood orange juice, and lemon juice in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze at least 4 hours or until set. Unmold and enjoy within 3 days.
Note: If you prefer, you can also juice the blueberries so you don't have the little bits of skin, although I like the texture they add!