Low Vitamin K Juice Recipes

Low Vitamin K Juice Recipes

Vitamin K, the blood coagulation vitamin, antagonizes the effect of blood thinners like Warfarin (Coumadin). Thus, if you are taking such a blood thinner it is important to keep your vitamin K intake constant and to only eat 1 serving of a high vitamin K food, and no more than 3 servings of a food with moderate amounts of vitamin K. What is most important is that your intake of vitamin K stays consistent.

Since most green vegetables, and "juicing vegetables" are high in vitamin K, it is best not to make juice from them. Juices should be made from low vitamin K fruits, and/or dairy products. Soy products should be avoided, however, juice from other beans and grains is generally ok.

Fruits that affect PT/INR and warfarin should be avoided. These include citrus (grapefruit, oranges, lemons, limes), cranberries, pomegranate, mangoes, and blueberries.

For a list of low vitamin K foods to use, see the article on low vitamin K foods for a warfarin diet. You can also use the nutrient ranking tool to find more foods low in vitamin K. Below are some sample low vitamin K juice recipes.

Apple-Banana-Strawberry Juice
IngredientsWeightVitamin KCalories
1 Medium Apple161g0.97mcg (0% DV)77
1 Medium Banana118g0.59mcg (0% DV)105
1 Cup Whole Strawberries144g3.17mcg (3% DV)46
Total423g4.73 (4% DV)228
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Yogurt-Banana-Chocolate Smoothie
(Add water or ice as needed)
IngredientsWeightVitamin KCalories
1 Cup Low Fat Yogurt245g0.49mcg (0% DV)154
1 Medium Banana118g0.59mcg (0% DV)105
1 Tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa Powder5g0.13mcg (0% DV)11
Total368g1.21 (1% DV)270
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Watermelon Juice
(Add water or ice as needed)
IngredientsWeightVitamin KCalories
2 Cups Diced Watermelon304g0.3mcg (0% DV)92
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Strawberry Watermelon Juice
(Add water or ice as needed)
IngredientsWeightVitamin KCalories
1 Cup Diced Watermelon152g0.15mcg (0% DV)46
1 Cup Whole Strawberries144g3.17mcg (3% DV)46
Total296g3.32 (3% DV)92
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Litchi Juice
IngredientsWeightVitamin KCalories
2 Cups Litchis (Peeled)380g1.52mcg (1% DV)250
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Watermelon Raspberry Apple
IngredientsWeightVitamin KCalories
1 Cup Diced Watermelon152g0.15mcg (0% DV)46
1 Cup Raspberries123g9.6mcg (8% DV)64
1 Medium Apple161g0.97mcg (1% DV)77
Total436g10.7 (9% DV)187
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Data Sources and References

  1. U.S. Agricultural Research Service Food Data Central