Avocado Bliss Berry Smoothie To Lower Cholesterol

MMMM… FRESH SMOOTHIES.

Sure, I often wonder if there’s a better way to kickstart your morning… but then I remember, coffee exists.

Nuff said.

But, a lush berry smoothie to lower cholesterol takes a solid second place in my book.

Avocado Bliss Berry Smoothie To Lower Cholesterol

A berry smoothie to lower cholesterol, pictured in a glass with a green straw on a countertop. Behind the glass is a small plant and container of berries.

My favorite part about fresh smoothies is the endless combinations. Fruits, veggies, even nuts & seeds. They can all join the party. These are all important food groups of heart healthy diets like The Mediterranean diet, the DASH diet, the Portfolio diet and a diet after a stent placement.

Right now I’m all about the berry vibes;

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries

As berries are anti-inflammatory, and full of antioxidants which can unclog arteries and lower blood pressure.

LOVE LOVE LOVE.

You can whip up some incredibly creamy and nutritious smoothies by tossing these berries into the mix. So, when I happened to have a heap of frozen berries on hand… I knew it was smoothie time. 

Ready To Blend?

You don’t need an expensive high-speed blender to make thick, frosty smoothies. I find smoothie making so rewarding, blending it up right in your kitchen.

Here’s how!

It’s super simple—just toss all the ingredients into the blender, hit the highest setting, and watch as it transforms into a velvety smooth drink. Fresh smoothie pours out the top, ready to be enjoyed immediately.

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How This Berry Smoothie Can Lower Cholesterol

An image of berry smoothie to lower cholesterol ingredients including frozen berries, banana, avocado, hemp seeds, cashews, yogurt, and soy milk.

Here’s a scoop on each cholesterol lowering ingredient’s heart healthy benefits.

Mixed berries: Rich in antioxidants, plant sterols and fiber, berries help reduce cholesterol levels and provide essential nutrients that support heart health.

Bananas: Packed with potassium, they aid in lowering high blood pressure and are an excellent source of heart-healthy fiber.

Soy milk: A great source of protein and naturally cholesterol-free, soy milk can help improve blood lipid profiles by lowering (LDL) low-density lipoprotein cholesterol as well as increasing (HDL) high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. A key component in Portfolio diet recipes.

Greek yogurt: It’s loaded with potassium and calcium, which aid in blood pressure regulation, plus it offers a good dose of protein to keep you full longer.

Avocado: High in monounsaturated fats and soluble fiber (like Metamucil) that can help reduce bad LDL cholesterol levels while raising good HDL cholesterol.

Hemp seeds: These are a fantastic source of unsaturated fats called omega-3 fatty acids, known for their role in heart health by reducing inflammation. Feel free to substitute these for chia seeds or flaxseeds too.

Crushed cashews: Nuts are great for your heart, offering healthy fats, fiber, and proteins that help manage cholesterol and reduce heart disease risk.

Oh, and about that cholesterol?

Berries are fantastic for managing high cholesterol levels thanks to their high fiber content and heart-healthy antioxidants. Avocados bring beneficial fats that help lower bad cholesterol, and nuts add an extra dose of good fats and more plant protein.

This mixed berry smoothie has no added sugar, so it shouldn’t impact triglyceride levels either.

It’s perfect for keeping your heart happy and your taste buds happier.

Other Smoothie Recipes

Try reading these other posts, I definitely suggest getting a good blender and trying this avocado bliss berry smoothie recipe to kick start your lower cholesterol journey using food.

I’d Love To Hear From You!

This berry smoothie to lower cholesterol hits the spot with the rich creaminess of the avocado, balanced beautifully by the tart sweetness of the mixed berries.

This is a fab breakfast smoothie to sip on during a leisurely weekend morning, or as a delightful pick-me-up during your commute to lower cholesterol levels and prevent a heart attack.

If you make this smoothie let me know if you think it’s a delicious way to enjoy your daily fruits and nuts too. 😉

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A berry smoothie to lower cholesterol, pictured in a glass with a green straw on a countertop. Behind the glass is a small plant and container of berries.

Avocado Bliss Berry Smoothie To Lower Cholesterol

This berry smoothie to lower cholesterol hits the spot with the rich creaminess of the avocado, balanced beautifully by the tart sweetness of the mixed berries.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 2
Calories 655 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/3 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/3 cup cashews crushed

Optional Garnish

  • cinnamon
  • dollop of Greek yogurt

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to your blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy. If the smoothie seems too thick, adjust by adding a bit more soy milk. Pour into a glass, top with your choice of garnishes, and dive into berry bliss!
    ENJOY YOUR BERRY ADVENTURE!

Nutrition

Calories: 655kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 26gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 57mgPotassium: 1081mgFiber: 15gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 618IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 232mgIron: 8mg
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