Heart Healthy Cherry Berry Smoothie
“This post is sponsored by BJ’s Wholesale Club. All views expressed are that of my own.”
On December 13th, 2014 my father who was only 51 died from heart disease. His heart had an aneurysm that exploded in part to having this awful, but preventable disease. It was one of the hardest parts of my life to lose my dad that young, but it opened my eyes to health, and why we as humans need to take care of ourselves. Being heart healthy is the perfect way to increase your longevity.
Besides not smoking, and drinking excessively, diet and exercise are two ways you can get your body in tune and your heart stronger. My dad smoked, and I can say I never saw him exercise besides working long days. I on the other hand do not smoke, and have committed to working out 6 days per week, and consuming things like this Heart Healthy Cherry Berry Smoothie.
One of my favorite places to shop is BJ’s Wholesale Club. They have the freshest fruits that are available in both organic and non-organic varieties. Their Wellsley Farms apples, and Cascadian Farms Frozen Organic fruits are a few of my favorite heart-healthy staples. Typically, I buy strawberries, grapefruit, apples, plums, or peaches each week to add to my smoothies, or simply to snack on. The fiber content in these produce varieties keeps me satisfied, and my bodily systems fueled.
I love eating organic whenever possible, and the beauty of shopping at BJ’s Wholsesale Club is that they have organic produce, and foods labeled throughout their store. They make eating hearty-healthy easy, and affordable. Just the other day, I picked up some yogurt, Cascadian Farms Organic Strawberries, and Cherries because we were low on smoothie fruit. With a husband who is all about them protein gains, we run out of this stuff fast! Thankfully, the beauty of BJ’s is that their items are bulks sized so this helps each package last a few days at least!
- 1/2 cup of vanilla or plain yogurt
- 1/3 cup each of Cascadian Farms Organic Strawberries and Cherries
- 1/3 cup of milk
Add your ingredients to a powerful blender, and blend until smooth and creamy.
Serve immediately to enjoy the icy creaminess.
This smoothie is a great way to start your day on the right foot, and is loaded with heart healthy benefits.
Why Shop BJ’s?
Speaking of BJ’s, did you know that they are offering Sam’s Club Members a discounted Bj’s Membership? I thought this was very nice of them considering the circumstances that Sam’s Club left many in. Coventry, Johnston, Middletown, Seekonk, South Attleboro and North Dartmouth are our local area stores that are participating in this promotion. See your local New England club for details.