This nutrient-dense smoothie can protect your arteries and help lower your blood pressure. Almonds are a rich source of magnesium; in fact, ½ cup provides almost 200 milligrams, which is about 50% of the daily value for this mineral. Magnesium helps your blood vessels relax, which improves the flow of blood and oxygen throughout the body.
Place the raw almonds into a bowl and cover them with filtered water. Let them soak, uncovered, on your counter for about 8 to 12 hours. Then rinse and drain before using them.
½ cups raw almonds
½ cups filtered water
1 pears cored and cut into wedges
1 cups frozen cherries