The phytochemicals found in cranberries and pomegranates keep your heart healthy, in part by triggering the production of blood pressure-lowering nitric oxide, which inhibits arterial plaque buildup. Meanwhile, nuts are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce the risk for cardiac arrest.
Crunchy Cranberry-Pom SMOOTHIE BOWL
1 cup frozen cranberries
1 cup pomegranate juice
½ cup rolled oats
6 oz plain, vanilla, or berry low-fat yogurt
¼ cup blueberries and blackberries
1 Tbsp flaxseeds
In a blender, combine the first four ingredients. Blend until the desired consistency is reached, then pour into a bowl and sprinkle with toppings.
Makes 2 servings
Per serving: 324 cal, 11 g fat (2 g sat), 49 g carbs, 27 g sugar, 74 mg sodium, 8 g fiber, 11 g protein