2 Heart-Smart Smoothie Recipes to Power Your Day

This entire week, we’re featuring select posts and articles by some of the best-of-the-best writers and bloggers across the World Wide Web as part of FBG’s second-annual Guest Bloggers’ Week. To mix things up a bit, today we’re featuring two recipes. Click here to see all of the great guest posts that inspire, make us think and crack us the heck up!

Working out is great for your body and mind, but in order to keep your heart healthy, fiber has to be part of your everyday routine. In fact, getting the recommended 25 grams of fiber in your daily routine can help you stay full, lower cholesterol and generally make your visits to the bathroom more comfortable. One good way to get your daily dose is by drinking a “cholesterol-busting” smoothie each morning, which includes a hint of Metamucil. These fiber smoothie recipes are healthy, fill you up and are a great way to start your day!

 

healthy-smoothieDr. Roizen’s Heart Smart Smoothie

Ingredients
1/3 c soy protein powder
1/2 tbsp flaxseed oil
1/4 c frozen or fresh blueberries
1/2 large ripe banana (or berries of your choice)
1/2 tbsp apple juice
2 tbsp psyllium fiber (sugar-free Metamucil)

Directions
1. Peel banana; break into chunks.

2. Put all ingredients in a blender. Add 16 ounces of water with ice. Cover, blend until fairly smooth. Makes one serving.

fiber-smoothieDr. Roizen’s Daily Green Drink

Ingredients
2 c spinach
2 c cucumber
1 head of celery
1/2 inch or teaspoon ginger root
1 bunch parsley
4 tsp psyllium fiber (sugar-free Metamucil)
2 apples
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Directions
Combine all ingredients in a blender. This makes approximately 28 to 30 ounces, or 3 to 4 servings.

Enjoy! —Dr. Michael Roizen

 

Dr. Michael Roizen is the co-author, friend and business partner of Dr. Oz. His first general-audience book, RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be? became a #1 New York Times bestseller and was awarded the Best Wellness Book of 1999 by the Books for a Better Life Awards. His book, YOU: The Owner’s Manual, became a #1 New York Times bestseller and has since expanded to a full series.



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