Energizing Heart Healthy Valentine’s Smoothie Recipe

Energizing Heart Healthy Valentine’s Smoothie

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with our Energizing Heart Healthy Valentine’s Smoothie.

This smoothie is rich in antioxidants, magnesium, iron, protein and fiber.  PLUS, it has the added bonus of guilt-free, organic, caffeinated bliss to help you energize and give you the perfect pick-me-up.

Why is this important for heart health?

Magnesium and potassium are effective in lowering high blood pressure.  Fiber and antioxidants effectively reduce cholesterol in the arteries and vessels and lead to healthy cardiac health!

Here’s what each of the ingredients provide.

Coffee So Good Cashew Mocha

Juice So Good packs it all in with their Coffee So Good Cashew Mocha aka Caffeinated Bliss.  This delicious organic, dairy free, non-GMO drink includes Cashews, Cold-Press Peace Coffee, RAW Cacao, Agave Nectar, Filtered Water, Sea Salt and, most importantly, love. Did we mention, that’s all it contains?  No artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners found here.

Strawberries

Strawberries are rich in antioxidants as well as many other nutrients, vitamins and minerals that contribute to overall health.  These include folate, potassium, fiber, and magnesium. Strawberries are also extremely high in vitamin C!

Chia Powder

Chia is the Mayan word for strength and signifies the power and significance of the plant among ancient civilizations.  Chia powder can keep you feeling energized and full longer as it contains easily digestible protein and is an excellent source of fiber and omega fatty acids.

Collagen Peptides

Collagen peptides supply amino acids that are needed to build new collagen. Collagen, the most abundant protein in the body, is part of the connective tissue for bones, muscles, blood cells, cartilage, arteries and organs. As you age, the production of collagen decreases.  This can lead to a variety of potential side effects.  Collagen supports healthy skin, hair and nails.  It also plays an important role in the building and support of joints.

Cacao

Cacao is a top source of antioxidants, and it contains an abundance of magnesium and iron.

 

Energizing Heart Healthy Valentine’s Smoothie
Makes 1 serving

1-8oz bottle Coffee So Good Cashew Mocha*

1c strawberries

1 TBSP chia powder

1 scoop Collagen Peptides, optional

1 tsp cacao powder

Blend everything except the cacao powder together in a Vitamix or high-speed blender until smooth.

Finish with a sprinkle of cacao powder. Enjoy!

 

* Available nationwide in Whole Foods, select Targets, local Lunds & Byerlys and co-ops. If you can’t find Coffee So Good in your area, you can substitute a dairy-free mocha coffee beverage.

Cheers to a heart healthy you!

xo,

Amber + The Haute Barre Family

 

 

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