February is Heart Health Month, fitting being the month of love. Wendy, our host this month, decided to help us improve our diets by adding more heart healthy fiber.
The American Heart Association provides great recourse if you’re looking for healthy eating. An entire page on whole grains and fiber is a great place to start!
Like most of my Foodie friends, I used oats in my recipe.
I like throwing oats into smoothies for a little extra boost of fiber and substance. I made this smoothie last year with some extra beets and was saving it for February!
This recipe makes 1 smoothie.
Heart Beet Smoothie
- 1/2 C fresh cranberries
- 5 whole frozen strawberries
- 1/4 C chopped beets
- 1/4 C old fashioned or quick cook oats
- 1/4 C whole milk vanilla yogurt
- 1/4 C whole milk
- Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Be sure to check out these other heart healthy recipes:
5-Way Cincinnati Chili Spaghetti Squash Boats from Palatable Pastime
Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Bake from Cookaholic Wife
Baked Oatmeal from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Black-eyed Pea Salad – Saladu Ñebbe from Food Lust People Love |
Cranberry Nut Muffins from Hardly A Goddess
Easy Breakfast Oatmeal from Basic N Delicious
Farmer’s Salad from Fearlessly Creative Mammas
Fruity chewy granola bars from Caroline’s Cooking
Fruity Custard from Sneha’s Recipe
Heart Beet Smoothie from Sew You Think You Can Cook
Moroccan Sweet Potato and Lentil Stew from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Vegetarian Spicy Asian Lettuce Wraps from cookinandcraftin
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15 thoughts on “#FoodieExtravaganza: Heart Healthy Fiber Rich Foods”
I like the consistency given when adding oats to my smoothies too, Lauren. Between the fruits, beets and oats this smoothie is a fiber powerhouse.
I LOVE the color!!
Beautiful color! I can’t bring myself to like beets but I wonder if I could get past it in this smoothie with all the delicious fruit.
Beets do have a strong flavor… but we love them here!
This is so pretty and totally healthy- the beets are my favorite- an underappreciated veggie for sure!
I considered a smoothie too, but not sure I would have been as creative as this – sounds delicious!
Aw, thanks so much!
Aw, thanks so much! Smoothies are big around here for sneaking veggies into my kids so I have to get creative when I can!
I’ve never thought to put beets in anything. However, the color is amazing and I’m sure it’s in part because of the beets. I love the addition of the oats. They help you stay full longer.
Yes, beets turn everything pink!