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Feel-Good Smoothies

Four EFA-rich blends to jump-start your morning routine
Feel-Good Smoothies

Here’s a smart way to ensure you get the day off to a good start: begin your morning with a smoothie spiked with essential fatty acids. Besides being good for your heart, EFA supplementation has been linked to lower incidence of sadness and depression. Each of the tasty smoothie recipes on the following pages includes a healthful dose of EFA-rich nuts or seeds (walnuts, chia, flax, hemp) to help you start your day on the right foot.

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Carrot-Orange Smoothie

Carrot-Orange Smoothie

A touch of allspice adds exotic flavor to this sunny blend of carrot juice and orange. Ground flaxseed adds EFAs.

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Blueberry-Chia Blaster

Coconut milk beverage offers a rich, creamy base; silken tofu adds protein for staying power.

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Avocado-Mango Smoothie

Avocado-Mango Smoothie

Walnuts possess more heart-healthy omega-3 fats than any other nut. No walnuts in your pantry? You can also try buzzing walnut butter into the mix.

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Blueberry-Chia Blaster

Almond-Cherry Smoothie

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Blending ricotta cheese into a smoothie adds richness and protein for a substantial meal-in-a-glass. Hemp seeds, also called hemp hearts, are high in EFAs and infuse this crimson drink with a wonderfully nutty flavor.

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Would like recipes for walnut smoothies. Thanks....

Larry Pylant - 2014-01-12 18:16:22