Posted on February 25, 2016

Very Berry Smoothie Using Heart Healthy Produce

This post is sponsored by BJ’s Wholesale Club. We received a gift card to purchase the ingredients used to make the recipe featured in this post. No compensation was received. All opinions are 100% our own.

Very Berry Smoothie

You might be aware that February is Heart Health Month. But did you know that there are certain types of produce that specifically help to promote heart health? It’s true! Take a look at this great infographic from BJ’s Wholesale Club. There are so many tasty choices when it comes to heart healthy produce.

Very Berry Smoothie Using Heart Healthy Produce

We took a spin around our local BJ’s last week and stocked up on some of our heart healthy produce favorites. Topping our list were apples, organic strawberries and organic raspberries. Truthfully, we could enjoy any one of these on their own, no recipe involved. Each are delicious all by themselves.

Hearth Healthy Produce BJs Wholesale Club

One delicious treat that we never get tired of in this house?  SMOOTHIES!

We drink smoothies a lot.  It’s fun to play around with the different ingredients, though fruit (berries in particular) almost always end up being key players!

Here is a great (easy!) smoothie recipe you can try.  It even uses TWO of the featured heart healthy produce choices on that infographic above.

Very Berry Smoothie

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries berries
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup milk (or almond milk)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

How to make:

  • Dump all ingredients into a blender (or Nutribullet)
  • Blend
  • Pour in a cup and enjoy!

I’d love to hear what YOUR favorite heart healthy produce recipes are!

Very Berry Smoothie

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