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Heart Healthy Recipes, Issue #056 - Black Bean Dip, Vegetable Soup & Pineapple-Orange Smoothie
December 23, 2021

Welcome to Heart Healthy Recipes' Newsletter!

Featured in this month’s newsletter are more quick and healthy recipes for the busy holiday season. Included is a black bean dip, 5-ingredient winter vegetable soup, and an immune-boosting pineapple-orange smoothie.

Black Bean Dip

Great for holiday get-togethers, this recipe is quick and easy with few ingredients, plus it is heart-healthy as well.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 15 oz. cans of black beans, low-sodium, drained and rinsed

1 cup salsa

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Recipe Instructions:

In a food processor or blender, purée the black beans, salsa, garlic, and lime juice until smooth.

Makes approximately 2 cups.

Vegetable Soup

Perfect to help keep warm during the cold winter months and also providing plenty of heart-healthy nutrition. This vegetable soup recipe is also quick and easy to make with only 5-ingredients.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 carrots

2 sweet potatoes

3 medium potatoes

2 celery stalks

4 cups vegetable stock, low-sodium

Recipe Instructions:

Peel the carrots and potatoes, cutting into small even-sized pieces. Next, slice the celery into thin slices. Add the vegetables into a large pot with the vegetable stock. Add enough water to ensure the vegetables are covered with liquid by about an inch. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for approximately 30-35 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked through and tender. Remove from stove and place ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth.

Makes 4 servings.

Pineapple-Orange Smoothie

Heart-healthy smoothie that will help boost the immune system as well, especially during the cold and flu season.

Recipe Ingredients:

1½ cups light coconut milk

4 oranges, peeled and cut

1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

Recipe Instructions:

Add all the ingredients into a blender. Blend together for approximately 30 seconds, or until mixture is creamy smooth.

Makes 2 servings.

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