Lower Blood Pressure with a Superfood Breakfast Smoothie

Use this superfood breakfast smoothie as a delicious and healthy way to combat high blood pressure .  It’s perfect for breakfast, lunch or a quick snack. Make up bags of frozen fruit and add yogurt and orange juice for a quick and easy breakfast that’s ready in a snap!

One good thing that has come from having a stroke is it was a wake up call to take better care of myself.  I’ve often called myself an “anti-vegetarian” because  I rarely ate fruit or veggies and my diet consisted of mostly meat, potatoes and bread and I consume far too much soda.

I’m still working on reducing my soda intake, but one of the things I’m now consistently doing is making a smoothie every day to increase my fruit and vegetable intake.

Before having a stroke I had never been told by any doctor that I have high blood pressure but apparently I do.

In addition to taking medication to lower blood pressure, I was also told to take potassium.

Have you ever taken potassium pills?

GAG!  They are horse pills!

So when my son and daughter-in-law gave me a Magic Bullet for Christmas, I knew I could improve my diet by drinking smoothies.  I’ve discovered that fruits and vegetables I didn’t like before, I now love if they are in a smoothie.

So today I’m sharing  my smoothie  that is loaded with potassium which can help reduce the effects of sodium in the body.

The potassium comes from the banana, but even more so from the spinach in it.

Previously, I wouldn’t have touched spinach,but Iseriously don’t even notice when it’s hidden in with the strawberries and blueberries.

Use this superfood breakfast smoothie as a delicious and healthy way to combat high blood pressure .  It's perfect for breakfast, lunch or a quick snack. Make up bags of frozen fruit and add yogurt and orange juice for a quick and easy breakfast that's ready in a snap!

Lower Blood Pressure Breakfast Smoothie

  • 1/2 c. orange juice
  • 1/3 c. vanilla yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 c frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 c. blueberries
  • small handful of fresh spinach

Use this superfood breakfast smoothie as a delicious and healthy way to lower blood pressure.  It's perfect for breakfast, lunch or a quick snack. Make up bags of frozen fruit and add yogurt and orange juice for a quick and easy breakfast that's ready in a snap!

Vaya con Dios,

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  1. This sounds like a great combination of ingredients, Angie! I love using spinach with fruits…pinning! Hope you are doing better every day! xo

  2. Angie, I am so sorry to hear this but am glad you are doing better. I so enjoy your posts. Love the idea of a smoothie to get more fruit and veggies so will be heading to the store after work to pick them all up. I too have high blood pressure and do not eat very healthy…so thank you so very much for sharing!!

  3. Hi Angie. Two years ago I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and was taking medication for it. Last year my doctor gave me an EKG and it showed my heart beating weirdly. So she sent me to a cardiologist. Long story short, it ended up being a left bundle block and I am taking a med for that. This past January at my cardi appt there really wasn’t a change to my heart beat. Today I am having an MRI of my heart. I’m scared to death of what they might find, but I’m also needing to know what is causing it. I am overweight and am hoping that’s what’s causing this. THAT I can fix. I am trying to be strong and speaking to someone who understands helps. Thank you for listening. 🙂

  4. Teddee Grace says:

    Switch over to Morton Lite salt. It’s half potassium and I can’t tell the difference. I take an OTC potassium pill daily and have for years to prevent fluid retention in my legs and am also taking a prescription. Neither of my potassium pills is large. You must be getting a mega dose! Maybe you could take several of a smaller mg.

  5. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I try to eat some of this stuff in a salad but i like your smoothie better. Good to hear from you, have a great day.

  6. Renee Harris says:

    Thanks,looks good. Wearing a heart monitor for the next month for possible Afib.

  7. Norma Rolader says:

    Thank you for the recipe and have a blessed day

  8. My husband has high blood pressure which is much better since he retired. Unfortunately he had a kidney removed because of cancer and his remaining kidney isn’t great. He has to stay away from anything with potassium. He was eating one piece of black licorice every day because it lowers blood pressure but it has too much potassium. I never use salt, stay away from certain vegetables – squash, parsnips, etc., fruit bananas, oranges, etc. and limit anything with tomato sauce to once a week. It’s strange that one person’s body needs potassium and the other person’s body can’t tolerate it. Good luck with everything. It seems you are doing the right things.

  9. I am so sorry to hear about the stroke and wish you a quick recovery and healthier
    Times ahead. Sometimes you get so busy with life and taking care of others, we think we are invinceable. Sjogrens and Rheumatoid Arthritis showed up and and I am taking time to learn as much as possible to do things I can do along with meds to make quality of life my
    priority along with the wonderful times with family and friends. Spices and Herbs have made my menus so tasty, I can use less salt and better choices. I too am a Proud Country Girl that appreciates lifes wonders! Thanks for all your sharing and take care if yourself.
    P.S. Excited about tring this smoothie!

  10. Hi Angie. So glad you’re continuing to improve.
    I live in Southern California so I’m required by law to drink smoothies and pretend to be interested in wheat grass juice (blech) and stuff.
    If you’re ever looking for a variation on your recipe I make one that is water, banana, spinach, frozen mango, frozen pineapple and mint leaves.
    I was very against it at first since the idea of liquefied spinach makes my stomach turn over and mango is about the only fruit I don’t like. But it is truly delicious and the mint makes it super refreshing.

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Lower Blood Pressure Superfood Breakfast Smoothie

Lower Blood Pressure Superfood Breakfast Smoothie

Use this superfood breakfast smoothie as a delicious and healthy way to combat high blood pressure .  It’s perfect for breakfast, lunch or a quick snack. Make up bags of frozen fruit and add yogurt and orange juice for a quick and easy breakfast that’s ready in a snap!


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