The Core Diet Blog

A great read and recipe, as National Heart Health Month, just came to a close!  

As athletes, we have the physical activity component of cardiovascular health down, but it’s important to pair our training with heart-healthy nutrition choices. To celebrate heart health, we’re sharing one of our favorite nutrient-packed, heart-healthy recipes that has us dreaming of summer in a seemingly never-ending winter! This smoothie bowl is rich in antioxidants, healthy fats and fiber, all of which help to promote a healthy heart without falling short on taste!


Serving Size: ¾ cup 
Servings: 4


• 1 medium ripe avocado 
• 1 cup ice 
• ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk 
• ¾ cup unsweetened wild blueberries, thawed, save 1 tbsp for topping! 
• ½ cup seedless unpeeled cucumber slices 
• 2 tangerines peeled and separated into segments 
• 2 tsp finely grated peeled ginger root 
• 1 ½ tsp chia seeds 
• 2 tbsp unsalted almond slices 
• 8 small fresh basil leaves


• In a food processor or high-speed blender, process half the avocado, ice, almond milk, blueberries, 1/2 cup cucumber slices, tangerine zest, ginger root, and chia seeds for 2 minutes, or until the mixture is creamy. 
• Pour the smoothie into serving bowls. 
• Cut the remaining avocado half into thin slices. Arrange the slices in a fan shape on top of each smoothie bowl. 
• Decoratively arrange the tangerine segments, almonds, and the remaining cucumber slices around the avocado fan. Garnish with the basil.

Nutrition Facts:

• Calories: 152 
• Total Fat: 10g 
• Saturated Fat: 1.5g 
• Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.5g 
• Monounsaturated Fat: 6.0g 
• Carbohydrate: 16g 
• Dietary Fiber: 6g 
• Sugars: 8g 
• Protein: 3g

Recipe Courtesy of American Heart Association

~Stevie Smith - Core Diet Registered Dietitian

**Note: this blog is part of a series of blogs published on the Quintana Roo website.***

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