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!