Delicious smoothie recipes that can help lower cholesterol and cool you down

May 28, 2020

When it comes to your health, cholesterol may not be top-of-mind, but it should. High cholesterol has no symptoms you feel and can often be overlooked by patients. It’s important to get your cholesterol checked regularly and work with your doctor to adjust your cholesterol levels as if necessary. According to the American Heart Association, lowering cholesterol reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke. Check out these easy-to-make smoothie recipes that will help you take steps to start lowering your bad cholesterol by incorporating heart healthy psyllium fiber found in Metamucil† Mocha Cooler If you’re craving chocolate and iced coffee, there’s no need to run to the nearest coffee shop! This Mocha Cooler recipe packs great flavor and is the perfect way to sneak more fiber into your diet.

1 tablespoon instant cocoa mix
½ teaspoon instant coffee
1 tablespoon brown sugar
¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
1 cup cold low-fat milk (or milk substitute)
1 rounded tablespoon of Unflavored Real Sugar Metamucil Powder

Combine the cocoa mix, coffee, brown sugar and cinnamon in a glass. Blend in milk (or milk substitute), Metamucil, and ice cubes, if desired. Stir well and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon.

Tropical Fruit Smoothie

Ready for a taste of the Islands without leaving home? This delicious and healthy Tropical Fruit Smoothie is a good source of fiber thanks to psyllium, mango and pineapple. This smoothie can be savored when you add Metamucil smooth orange powder.

½ cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
½ medium peeled banana
½ cup mango juice or papaya juice
¼ cup pineapple juice
1 rounded teaspoon of Metamucil Original Smooth Powder – or Meta Appetite Control Smoothie Enhancer
Crushed or cubed ice (1/2 cup)

Blend yogurt, banana, juices, and the ice until the ice is crushed. Add Metamucil and blend until mixed in. Garnish with your favorite tropical fruit!

Lemon Strawberry Burst

This delicious recipe is bursting with the flavorful combination of lemonade and strawberries. Add Sugar-Free Orange Smooth Powder to this delightful treat.

1 cup cold lemonade
1 cup whole frozen strawberries
1 rounded teaspoon of Metamucil Original Smooth Crushed or cubed ice (1/2 cup)

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until the ice is crushed.

†Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk, as in Metamucil, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One serving of Metamucil has 2.4 grams of this soluble fiber.

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