Recipe: Lower your blood pressure naturally with juicing

Suffering from high blood pressure? Here’s a fun and refreshing way to lower your blood pressure naturally. All it takes is just 15 days of juicing.

From an article in hellobeautiful.com, (http://hellobeautiful.com/2013/08/27/get-your-sip-on-15-juicing-recipes-to-lower-blood-pressure-invigorate-your-day/) here are juicing recipes to help lower your blood pressure:

Get Your Sip On: 15 Juicing Recipes To Lower Blood Pressure & Invigorate Your Day!

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Be a Green Machine: Day 1

Ingredients
Apples – 2 medium
Celery – 4 stalk, large
Cucumber – 1 cucumber
Ginger – 1 thumb
Kale – 6 leaves
Lemon – 1/2

Directions
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.

Health benefits:
This green goodness will help reduce your blood pressure thanks to the celery, and your digestive system will thank you later for adding that ginger. Oh and the kale? Hello reduction of cancerous cells. Mr. Fresh himself is also present thanks to those crisp cucumbers, and whenever lemons are invited to the party, you can count on increased weight loss being the +1.

Brunch Punch: Day 2

Ingredients
Carrots – 6 medium
Pineapple- 1 cup
Grapefruit- 1 medium
Lemon – 1/2

Directions
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.

Health benefits:
This veggie fruit medley is a perfect way to start your Sunday Fun Day. Carrots reduce water retention, pineapples add a tropical sweet burst, and the grapefruit will help burn fat. Now lets go eat brunch!

The Pea-ple Pleaser: Day 3

Ingredients
Peaches – 2 medium
Apples- 2 medium
Lemon – 1/2

Directions
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.

Health benefits:
Half peach, half apple full on people pleaser! Summer wouldn’t be complete without this peachy treat. Plus you will please your dentist by eating an apple a day. Apples stimulate the production of saliva in your mouth and therefore reduce tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria. Pearly whites coming right up.

The Cooler: Day 4

Ingredients
Watermelon – 3 cups
Cucumber- 1 medium

Directions
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.

Health benefits:
Beat the heat and cool down with this cooler RAD drink! This sipper is so fresh and so clean. Watermelon is very cleansing for the whole body, especially the kidneys. And cucumbers up the chill factor since they are high in antioxidants and Vitamin C .

A Fresh Start: Day 5

Ingredients
Apples – 2 medium
Celery- 4 stalks
Carrots- 3 medium

Directions
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.

Health benefits:
This juice is great for first time juicers since it’s a little sweet – Thank you carrots and apples! However if you are looking to cleanse your digestive system this baby will do the trick. Both apples and carrots double as natural laxatives. Annnnnd since you are all about this “fresh start” life, know that celery calms your nerves because of it’s high calcium content. Blood pressure = controlled. Woosah.

It’s Not Easy Being Green Lemonade: Day 6

Ingredients
Apples – 2 medium
Cucumber- 1 medium
Kale- 4 leaves
Lemon- 1 medium
Spinach- 2 cups

Directions
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.

Health benefits:
Move over pink lemonade. Your health will appreciate the benefits of this green lemonade. Get a healthy dose of leafy greens with the spinach and kale, lower your cholesterol with the apples and give your lovely skin a complexion boost with the lemons and cucumber. So if life gives you lemons….make green lemonade.

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Orange You Glad: Day 7

Ingredients
Oranges – 2 medium
Carrots- 4 medium

Directions
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.

Health benefits:
Being cool is one thing, however being RAD is another. This juice is super fresh and super easy. Perfect breakfast juice and a great source of Vitamin R…I mean Vitamin C!

The Berry Fresh & So Clean: Day 8

Ingredients
Blueberries – 2 cups
Strawberries- 16
Kiwi- 2
Mint- 1 cup

Directions
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.

Health benefits:
This juice can double as a puree…so feel free to break this out at your next BBQ. I am sure a Sangria would love to meet The Berry Fresh & So Clean. Berries are packed with antioxidants so kuddos to that!

Bloody Martha (Bloody Mary’s Healthy Twin Sister): Day 9

Ingredients
Carrots– 2 large
Celery- 3 stalks
Cucumber- 1/2
Parsley- 2 handfuls
Red Pepper- 1/2 medium
Tomatoes- 3 medium
Lemon- 1 fruit

Directions
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.

Health benefits:
Why buy V-8 when you can make a fresh veggie juice! The high content of potassium and phosphorous in this juice helps relieve the symptoms of stress, tiredness, fatigue, muscle weakness, as well as prevent muscle spasms and cramps. So bring on the energy….and the vodka- that’s if you want to spice up your fav brunch cocktail Bloody Mary.

Manic Monday Mango Medley: Day 10

Ingredients
Pineapple- 1 cup
Carrots- 4 medium
Mango- 1/2 medium
Ginger- 1-2 inch knob

Directions
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.

Health benefits:
If your Monday’s are as manic as mine this sweet young thang will bring a little joy to your world. See brighter due to the high Vitamin A content that both the mangos and carrots provide. Smile brighter since the pineapple will strengthen your gums and help keep your teeth healthy and strong, and rejuvenate your digestive system with that glorious ginger. Feeling more calm already? I am. Bring it on Tuesday!

Side Salad Sipper: Day 11

Ingredients
Celery- 2 stalks
Tomatoes- 2 medium
Cucumber- 1/4
Romaine Lettuce- 2 handfuls
Carrots- 2 medium
Apple- 1 medium

Directions
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.

Health benefits:
Side salad in a glass anyone? This is exactly what I had in mind when I started this challenge…but who knew it would taste so good?! Slurp this side salad down without shame next time you feel like you need to get your daily 5 in quick. Nutrients, vitamins, and health benefits galore.

Tropical Tease: Day 12

Ingredients
Watermelon- 1 cup
Pineapple- 1 cup
Mango- 1/2

Directions
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve. Add seltzer water if desired.

Health benefits:
The sun is shinning super bright today and while I would love to be on a tropical island somewhere I figured this juice would hold me over until that dream comes true. Three’s a crowd and after watermelon, pineapple and mango have blessed my taste buds I can say three’s also a RAD sweet thing. I add seltzer water to this trea,t so whip it up and whip your beach towel out.

Crimson Cooler: Day 13

Ingredients
Watermelon- 2 cups
Red Grapes- 2 cups
Strawberries- 1 cup
Mint- 1 handful

Directions
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.

Health benefits:
Was really missing my line sisters today, so I gathered everything sweet and crimson (like them) in my fridge and made this RAD juice! So cool…just like them. Cheers to the girls who make me better! I love my DST!

Good Morning Sunshine: Day 14

Ingredients
Grapefruit- 1 medium
Orange- 2 medium
Lemon- 1/2

Directions
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.

Health benefits:
Vitamin C is all you need to bring a little internal sunshine into your day. By eating one orange per day, you get 100 percent of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C.

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So pair this juice with your weekend breakfast and let your little sun shine!

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