At Optimal Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center, we focus on our member’s optimal health and wellness, this includes your exercise and eating habits. Optimal Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center nutritionist Dr. Donna, presents a sample day of quick and easy heart healthy recipes to try out in your diet. These recipes were also featured in a cooking demonstration at Optimal Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center’s May event, The Heart of It All: Don’t Lose Sight of Your Why. . Here, check out two suggestions from Dr. Donna for a healthy breakfast to get your day going.
Option 1: Health in a Bottle Smoothie
- Handful of spinach or kale
- Baby carrots
- Apple and pear slice
- Flax seed
- Crushed ice
Add all ingredients together in a pulverizing blender (NutriBullet) until all ingredients are mixed well and the consistency is smooth throughout. This should take between 2 – 3 minutes. Enjoy this burst of vitamins and minerals to kick off any day!
Option 2: Quick Fix Waffles
- Whole wheat frozen waffle (Van’s)
- Organic almond or peanut butter (low sugar and low sodium, if available)
- Sliced banana or strawberries
Heat waffles in a toaster or toaster oven for the time directed on the box. Once heated, spread a light topping of nut butter to the waffle to incorporate protein into the meal. Top with banana or strawberry for natural sweetness and enjoy.
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