A Heart-Healthy Smoothie Recipe

Posted on August 11, 2011 by Craig Trinkley

Smoothies are always great for working into your diet plan. Not only do they provide great nutrition in the form of fruits and vegetables, but they also work great as a snack, post-workout recharge, or even as a healthy breakfast. If you need healthy nutrition on the go, smoothies are always a great-tasting way to get just that.

This smoothie recipe was designed with your heart in mind. It blends together fruits that are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants with veggies that are packed with lutein, folate, potassium, iron, and fiber. There’s even some avocado thrown in for good measure to give you a healthy dose of monounsaturated fat. Flax seeds round out the mix with a heart healthy burst of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

Give your heart a boost with this awesome smoothie recipe. It’s delicious – and don’t worry about the green! All you taste are the fruits!

A Heart-y Smoothie Recipe
1 banana
1 orange, peeled and deseeded
2 handfuls of fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1/4 cup avocado
1 tablespoon flax seed oil
ice cubes

In a blender, blend together all of the ingredients until creamy. You may need to pulse gradually to get the desired consistency.

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