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Smoothie your way to a healthy heart

Blueberry Green SmoothieIf you read my blog a couple of weeks ago, you noted fruit and vegetables are the mainstay of a heart healthy diet, to the tune of 11 servings a day. Gasp! is right! That seems like a lot for those of us addicted to the comfort of meat protein, dairy, starches and grains.

Smoothies are a dietitian’s secret to getting to the top of the serving chart fast. One large banana = 2 fruit servings. Two handfuls of baby spinach or kale = 2 veg servings. Add a small apple = 1 serving, 1 cup mango = 2 servings, 1 large carrot = 2 servings. Nine servings in one smoothie is hard to believe but it’s true.

A few months ago, this You Tube video was taped. This is just one magnificent smoothie recipe I created for The Overnight Diet book. Take a peek at the video, replicate this smoothie, then get inventive and make your own versions.

Bon appétit!

 

H.E.A.R.T.Y. ways to Heart Health
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