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Heart Healthy Recipes, Issue #052 - Apple-Broccoli Salad, Blueberry Ice Cream & Cucumber Soup
August 27, 2021

Welcome to Heart Healthy Recipes' Newsletter!

This month we are featuring apple-broccoli salad, homemade blueberry-vanilla ice cream and refreshing cucumber soup.

Apple-Broccoli Salad

Abundant in heart-healthy nutrition, this salad is flavored with apples, carrots, nuts, yogurt, honey and more!

Recipe Ingredients:

4 cups broccoli florets, chopped

2 medium-sized apples, cored and diced

1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped

1 cup carrots, chopped

½ cup raisins, dried cranberries, or goji berries

¼ cup red onion, chopped

1 cup Greek yogurt, plain

½ cup dairy-free mayonnaise substitute (e.g. Vegenaise) 

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons honey

Recipe Instructions:

In a medium salad bowl combine broccoli, apples, walnuts or pecans, carrots, raisins or similar, and onion. Cover and set aside.

Next, in a medium bowl mix together yogurt, mayonnaise substitute, vinegar, and honey.

Drizzle the yogurt mixture over the broccoli mixture. Blend until evenly distributed and serve. May also be stored in refrigerator for a day until ready to serve.

Tip: For best results use Gala, Honey Crisp, Fuji or Red Delicious apples.

Makes 8 servings.

Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream

Antioxidant-rich blueberries help make this a heart-healthy dessert. Also, according to, consuming 150 grams of blueberries daily may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 15 percent.

Recipe Ingredients:

1½ cups oat milk (or almond milk)

½ cup cream

¼ cup honey

½ teaspoon vanilla

¾ cup blueberries

Recipe Instructions:

In a medium bowl add the oat milk, cream, honey and vanilla. Blend ingredients together with a mixer. Cover and place in freezer for about two hours. Next, add blueberries, stirring in gently and place back in freezer overnight.

Makes 2 servings.

Cucumber Soup

Perfect for end of the summer meals, this no-cook soup is heart-healthy with delicious, refreshing cucumbers. The potassium-rich cucumbers may help regulate blood pressure, along with improving circulation due to the high magnesium content of the cucumbers as well.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced

2 cups Greek yogurt, plain

1 shallot or 2 green onions, minced

2 garlic cloves, minced

4-5 fresh basil leaves

1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped

½ teaspoon lime juice

¼ teaspoon cumin, ground

Sea salt, to taste (optional)

Fresh dill sprigs or basil leaves for garnish, if desired

Recipe Instructions:

Peel and slice cucumbers, then place in a blender or food processor. Add the yogurt, shallots or onions, garlic, basil, dill, lime juice and cumin. Purée until smooth, approximately one minute.

Allow to chill in refrigerator for approximately one hour prior to serving.

Garnish with fresh dill sprigs or basil leaves if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

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