Hearty Smoothie

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • Avocado: 1
  • Banana, frozen: 1
  • Cacao Powder: 2-3 Tbsp
  • Hemp Hearts: 1.5 Tbsp
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk: 1.5 C
  • Honey: 2 Tbsp (softened)
  • Nut butter: 1-2 Tbsp

* Option: add a serving of Protein Powder of choice. I personally love adding Orgain chocolate protein powder!

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Directions

Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high until super smooth and creamy!

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Nutrition Benefits

Avocado is loaded with monounsaturated fats, also known as “good fats” that can help minimize cholesterol and blood clots. 

Hemp Hearts sure live up to their name! They contain the amino acid arginine, which can lower blood pressure and reduce risk of heart disease. They’re rich in phytonutrients & anti-aging antioxidant, Vitamin E that protect the cardiovascular system from damage.

Cacao contains antioxidants that may help the heart by keeping your blood vessels relaxed, thus easing blood pressure and increase smoother circulation.  Studies have shown that cocoa’s antioxidants, flavonoids coax the body into making more nitric oxide, which relaxes the blood vessels.

Hope you enjoy this delicious nutrition punch in a glass!

xx

Courtney

 

 

 

Sources
https://www.prevention.com/health/a20502183/best-foods-for-heart-health/http://www.chatelaine.com
webmd.com

Disclaimer
This page provides information from my personal experience and education only. It is not to be considered medical advice. I’ve tried my best to keep the information contained in this post as accurate and updated as possible, but I make no guarantee of the accurateness of the same.