Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

According to a recent research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, post-menopausal women with high blood pressure who consumed the equivalent to 1 cup of blueberries a day could experience:

  • A reduction of blood pressure (Both systolic and diastolic)
  • An increase of nitric oxide (A compound that could help increase blood flow by widening blood vessels)

Here’s a ridiculously easy and tasty smoothie recipe to reap all the benefits of this study.

It’s packed with antioxidants and potassium that could help control your blood pressure.

Recipe: Blueberry-Banana Smoothie

(Serves 1, Less than 150 calories and 110 mg of sodium per serving)

  • 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup baby spinach

Mix all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.

Optional: You can also sprinkle about 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon to improve your blood pressure even further.