11 “Healthy Fat” Smoothies! Prevent Heart Attacks and Lower Cancer Risk

From avocados, to nuts and seeds, healthy fats are essential to a nutritious diet!

Healthy Fats high in Omega-3 have the following benefits:

  • Helps fight and prevent heart disease, cancer, depression, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, diabetes, hyperactivity and many other diseases
  • Increases your energy level and ability to concentrate
  • Provides greater resistance to common illnesses such as flu and cold
  • Helps pregnant women avoid premature births, low birth weight and other complications

An easy way to incorporate healthy fats into your diet is by throwing them into a daily smoothie.

We’ve collected 11 yummy recipes to get you started…

Avocado Super Smoothie

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“This avocado super smoothie recipe, which is adapted from one posted by the Little Epicurean,1 works great for breakfast (and is a far healthier choice than cereal, bagels, or pancakes). It can also fill in as a light lunch or a snack – the kind that will actually give you energy and “stick to your ribs” (not your hips), so you’re left satiated instead of starving five minutes later.”

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Energizing Cherry Cashew Chia Smoothie

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“My energizing cherry cashew chia smoothie is so delicious! Sweet and lush dark cherries are combined with creamy cashews, chia seeds, and tender baby spinach for a nutrient-dense drink rich in antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and fiber. I can’t get enough of this smoothie’s creamy goodness!”

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Post Exercise Recovery Strawberry Avocado Chia Smoothie

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“This delicious smoothie features a specific combination of ingredients to help repair your muscles, clear lactic acid from your blood, and reduce inflammation. This smoothie also delivers key nutrients for hydrating your body and replenishing electrolytes.”

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Wild Blueberry Avocado Energy Smoothie

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“Today’s yummy wild blueberry avocado green smoothie is full of antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber which all work together to rebuild, protect, and strengthen your body.”

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Kale Hemp and Avocado Smoothie

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“This smoothie is an excellent choice for times when you’re looking to cleanse and feel light but still need enough substance to propel you through a busy day. Just be sure to get as much of the dark green flesh as possible when peeling or scooping your avocados, as this is where most of their carotenoids live.”

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Gluten Free Almond Butter and Banana Smoothie

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“Here’s a simple smoothie that will leave you feeling full and satiate that sweet tooth. Made with a few simple ingredients, such almond butter, banana and cocoa powder, this delicious smoothie can be made vegan or Paleo by replacing the cow’s milk with almond milk or coconut milk. This gluten free almond butter and banana smoothie is delicious and healthy.”

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Avocado Date Smoothie

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“Avocados provide all 18 essential amino acids necessary for the body to form a complete protein. Besides being super good for you, avocados also taste amazing.  The creamy smoothness that an avocado lends to a smoothie is amazing.  And because they are high in good fats, you will feel more full and satiated. Enjoy!”

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Pear Avocado Green Smoothie

Fresh smoothie of avocados, vanilla, walnuts and limes.

“This cleansing smoothie blend is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals,  chlorophyll, protein, phytochemicals, nourishing fats, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber which will help detox and rejuvenate your body.”

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Hemp Power Smoothie

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Hemp seed protein has natural plant chlorophyll and alkalizes to maintain Ph balance in your body. It’s also loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. The best time to consume this smoothie is first thing in the morning. You may even find that it will stave off hunger for several hours.”

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Amazing Superfood Smoothie

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“Sometimes chocolate is just necessary.  First domesticated by the Mayans over 2,000 years ago, the word cacao means “Food of the Gods,”  and surely the “Food of the Gods” comes with zero guilt, just like this Chocolate Superfood Smoothie recipe, which is the perfect afternoon pick me up.”

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3 Ingredient Omega-3 Smoothie

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“Now that’s what I call a Mega Omega-3 smoothie.  The best part is, it’s super tasty, AND if you make this a part of your diet, you are sharpening your mind, and preventing risk of heart disease and stroke. ”

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