Wednesday, August 22, 2012

6 Heart-Smart Smoothies and Juices from Everyday Health

Sick of fish? Bored with oatmeal? Sip your way to a stronger ticker with these juice and smoothie recipes from leading nutritionists and doctors.



Bonnie Taub Dix's HeartSmart Smoothie

“The milk and yogurt’s calcium and potassium help lower blood pressureand control your weight by making you feel full and satisfied,” explains Bonnie Taub Dix, RD, author of Read It Before You Eat It. “The flavanols extracted from the cocoa bean help promote a healthy circulatory system. And studies have shown that almonds help reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) levels and raise HDL (good cholesterol).”
1/2 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 ripe banana
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1 teaspoon sweetened, dark cocoa powder or CocoaVia
1 tablespoon almond butter
3 ice cubes
Combine the above ingredients in a VitaMix or blender and mix for one minute.

Shared fromwww.everydayhealth.com