Strawberries are one of the healthiest foods to have in any diet - including a heart healthy diet. This smoothie, with the main ingredient being the powerful strawberries, helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, aid in weight management and reduce inflammation – which may lead to potential heart disease. This strawberry smoothie is also a heart healthy recipe because the bananas, being high in potassium contribute to better muscle contraction. The potassium in bananas help keep the heart pumping in a normal, rhythmic manner as well.
2 cups frozen or fresh strawberries
1 cup chilled almond or oat milk drink
1 banana (fresh or frozen)
1 tablespoon honey (optional)
Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth. Makes 2 servings.
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Sweet Strawberries that contain powerful anti-oxidants help make smoothies heart-healthy.