Blood Pressure Smoothie – Reduce Yours!

High blood pressure is known as a “silent killer” because there are really no symptoms until its too late. A healthy diet can help to reduce blood pressure naturally and that’s the goal of this blood pressure smoothie recipe.

It features blueberries because more than one recent health study has revealed that this small fruit may, in fact, be a “super-food”. That is largely because of markedly decreased systolic and diastolic blood pressure results one study reported. Researchers credited these results to robust flavonoid antioxidants. As interesting is that only about a cup of blueberries were necessary to reap the benefits.

This recipe provides that cup of blueberries along with pressure reducing potassium in the banana.

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced (TIP: peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING!)
  • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt (Greek yogurt will work too)
  • 1 cup baby spinach

Everything goes into your smoothie blender at once; blend until smooth then enjoy! Recipe makes two servings so you can share your good health with another!

Blood Pressure Smoothie

Berry Smoothie Recipe

According to Wikipedia, a “berry” is a “fleshy fruit produced from a single ovary… The berry is the common type of fleshy fruit…”. And they are the focus of this berry smoothie recipe.

As we have it here, this recipe makes use of a little bit of three different berries, The beauty of smoothie recipes is you can fiddle with them without ruining anything. So, if you are partial to blueberries over strawberries feel free to make that change. Or, if you want, add grapes to the mix as well. It’s really up to you!

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • quarter cup strawberries
  • quarter cup raspberries
  • 1 cup cold Orange juice (Fresh is best, otherwise watch the sugar)
  • Tbs. honey
  • 1 Tbs. Chia seed

Next mix in the blender until it is your favorite consistency!  If you use frozen fruits you won’t need to add ice, but if you are using fresh fruits you might need to add some ice to blend your smoothie to a smoother texture.

Berry Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry Power Smoothie

Why do I call this a Blueberry Power Smoothie? Well for two reasons, one having to do with the ingredients and the other having to do with how google sees the world.

As for the ingredients, it is pretty straightforward: the recipe includes blueberries.

As for Google, the powers that be don’t like to see a number of pages with the same title (like “blueberry smoothie”). When pages have the same title, Google doesn’t know which to show you when you enter the phrase in your search bar. So, to prevent Google from being confused, this post has a unique title all its own.

Enough of this, on to the recipe!

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1 full cup blueberries
  • 2 cups strawberries (TIP, strawberries will blend easier if you cut them in half first)
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced (TIP #2: Peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING)
  • 1 Cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Quarter cup lemonade concentrate
  • Ice to taste

This recipe made enough to fill two 16 ounce containers with some left over. If you are enjoying this by yourself, cut the recipe accordingly.

Blueberry Power Smoothie

Blueberry Banana Greek Yogurt Smoothie

Blueberries, full of nutrients and flavor, yet very low in calories are rich with the antioxidants all of us require for healthy living. Creating the following Blueberry Banana Greek Yogurt Smoothie mix of fresh, or even frozen blueberries is one very tasty way to add many essential vitamins in a healthy quick meal.

Its also easy to turn this smoothie treat into even more of a health boosting nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender mix:

1 cup Blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 large frozen banana (peel and sliced before freezing!)
1 cup of low-fat Greek yogurt, vanilla is a nice choice to mix these flavors
1 tbsp Chia seed

Berry Cherry Smoothie

Just in time for spring comes a fruity and tart “Berry Cherry” smoothie mix that mixes cherries and mixed berries for a smoothie that is both really good and really nutritious.

Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you! Enjoying this mix is going to give a lot of antioxidants, vitamins, and an energy boost as well.

  • 1/2 cup Cherries (no stems! If you can’t get fresh cherries don’t beat yourself up; frozen will work as well)
  • 1 cup Blueberry Juice (but not from concentrate, that doesn’t have all the good stuff in it)
  • 1/2 cup of mixed berries, whatever you like best
  • 1 Tbsp Chia seed. We like Chia seed in smoothies better than Flax but that will work too.

And that’s it! Everything in the blender at once and mix.

Two tips:
-If you like your smoothies cold, use the frozen cherries and chill the Blueberry Juice first.
-This is a very open source smoothie! Just about any type of berries you like are going to work really well.

Berry Cherry Smoothie