High Blood Pressure? Blend Your Way to Health Series Vol 3

blood pressure conceptual meter

High Blood Pressure is a major health issue in the U.S. According to the CDC, as of 2010 – 67 million American adults (31%) have high blood pressure—that’s 1 in every 3 adults. In addition, high blood pressure costs our nation more than $47.5 billion annually. This includes the cost of health care services, medications, and missed days of work. 

Why is it so important to normalize high blood pressure?

High blood pressure increases your risk for dangerous health conditions, such as, heart attack, stroke, chronic heart failure, and kidney disease.

A huge problem with combatting high blood pressure is that the majority of people are simply thrust onto harmful drugs to control their levels, and then wind up with many more health problems. Fortunately, there are many safe, holistic, affordable methods to lower your blood pressure.

One way is through – great tasting, healthy, and medicinal smoothies! Today I’d like to introduce you to a smoothie recipe that I call:

BP Down Under

Green vegetable smoothie

The focus for this simple smoothie recipe is helping to lower blood pressure. To gain access to the miracle healing phytochemicals in food. You will need a higher power blender such as: a Blendtec, Vitamix, or Nutribullet. Please use organic ingredients; pesticides are not beneficial to your health.

BP Down Under Ingredients:

Celery 10 oz.
Apple 4 oz.
Cucumber 6 oz.
Carrots 3.5 oz.
Almonds 1/2 cup
Mint 3-4 sprigs
Avocado 1/4 whole
Lime 1/8
Filtered Water 8 oz.
Ice cubes 6-8 cubes

Blend all ingredients until silky smooth. You can add more water to thin the mixture, or use less to thicken it.

All of these ingredients are health promoting with lots of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. But the extra mention and the real blood pressure lowering powerhouse of this smoothie is celery. Why celery? Celery actually relaxes the muscles around arteries and lowers blood pressure. Chinese medicine has used celery to lower blood pressure for thousands of years.

Celery

An effective protocol to lower blood pressure would be to consume 6-7 stalks of celery per day, along with eliminating caffeine, wheat, and processed sugars from the diet, along with acupuncture. In addition, incorporating stress-reduction techniques into your lifestyle, such as, meditation, qigong, and Tai Chi is also important.

I hope you enjoy BP Down Under and take and the necessary steps to reduce and maintain a healthy blood pressure.

With Love, Holly

7 thoughts on “High Blood Pressure? Blend Your Way to Health Series Vol 3

  1. I don’t just like this I love this. I will start immediately. I’m always looking for natural ways to lower my blood pressure. Thanks for putting this ingredients on line for all to see and do.

  2. Thank you for publishing this recipe. It has worked beautifully bringing my blood pressure down from level 1 hypertension to normal levels again!

    I have been reading some Chinese medicine articles where they stipulate a one week on and three weeks off of celery intake. Should I apply this principle to the smoothie too?

  3. This is wonderful! Tastes great and so much better than relying on synthetic drugs to do a job than nature can do on its own. Thank You!

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