3 Heart Healthy Recipes from the Blender

Eating healthy can be very simple if you have a good game plan, the desire to look and feel good, and a good blender! With the right amount of protein and essential nutrients, a simple shake from the blender can fill you up and keep you energized the entire day. Here are some of my favorite heart healthy recipes from the blender:  

1. BlueNana – Blueberry, banana, flaxseed, plain fat-free yogurt. Don’t add any preservatives, sugars, or anything else that can turn this healthy masterpiece into a fast-food, preservative-laden beverage. When this one hits your lips, you will see exactly how delicious a healthy treat can be. Say goodbye to candy bars and high-sugar protein bars- say hello to natural fruits and healthy choices!

2. Sweet Tooth- vanilla extract, peanut butter, flaxseed, plain fat-free yogurt. Even a sweet-tooth temptation can get away with a healthy blender recipe! Be sure to use low-fat peanut butter, and just a few drops of vanilla extract. The flaxseed and fat free yogurt are both icing on the cake for this sweet yet healthy blender treat.

3. Healthy Protein Blast – Strawberry, blueberry, granola, flaxseed, plain fat-free yogurt, whey protein. For those who workout intensely, lack sufficient protein from eating meats and fishes, or those who need an added spike to their day- the protein blast is a great way to get YOURS! Feel free to add or subtract fruits, but this particular combination seems to mesh together nicely. 

Flaxseed, the new wonder-food is high in Omega-3, known as the good fats. It has been known to lower cholesterol, fight heart disease, and even help prevent breast cancer. Read more on WebMd about the true powers of Flaxseed:  www.webmd.com/diet/features/benefits-of-flaxseed

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