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Antioxidant power smoothie

I made my monthly pilgrimage to Costco today, and lucky was I to find pomegranate seeds, all peeled and ready to go. Did you know that “recent research has found that eight ounces of pomegranate juice daily for three months improved the amount of oxygen getting to the heart muscle of patients with coronary heart disease (American Journal of the College of Cardiology, Sept. 2005).”

And I bet you know already blueberries are known as the “miracle berry” due to their antioxidant power. So I thought, why not combine these two for an awesome attack on aging! What turned out was a delicious post-workout treat. Here’s how to make it:

Blend together:

  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup rice, soy, or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup plain, low fat greek yogurt (optional)
  • 1-2 scoops protein powder
  • Ice
  • water if needed to thin

Makes 2 – 10 oz. delicious smoothies. Enjoy!

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One comment on “Antioxidant power smoothie

  1. Jen-JensFitnessTips.com
    February 22, 2010

    Love this power smoothie! It doesn’t get much better than that!! Pefect for heart health too!!

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