Try one of these delicious plant-based smoothies to lower cholesterol as part of your heart-healthy diet!
Decreasing your risk of heart disease is easier, and way more delicious than you think. Studies have found that increasing soluble fiber to 10g a day could significantly improve your total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol.
Plant-focused eating is naturally more heart-healthy than the Standard American Diet (it's called SAD for a reason, folks). With all the plants you're eating, it's easy to get your fill of nuts, seeds, grains, veggies, and fruits each day. After all, fiber is only found in plants.
If you're curious about how soluble fiber can benefit your health and which foods you can find it in, head to the Soluble Fiber Benefits post and grab your soluble fiber food chart while you're there.
Smoothies are an obvious choice for those of us who are short on time. Just toss the ingredients in the blender, and sip your way to a healthier heart. Enjoy any of these dietitian-approved smoothies each week to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables!
15 Smoothies For Lowering Cholesterol
GREEN GRAPEFRUIT SMOOTHIE
This vibrant drink features a delicious combination of grapefruit, chia seeds, banana, and kale. Try this smoothie to lower cholesterol in the most delicious way!
MATCHA CHIA SMOOTHIE
Get your greens in with spinach and matcha in this simple smoothie. It's also filled with fiber-packed chia seeds that offer heart-healthy fats and protein to fuel your day.
HEALTHY GREEN SMOOTHIE WITH CHIA AND PEACH
Shake up your breakfast game with this vegan energy-packed green smoothie. A beautiful blend of sweet fruits and fresh green spinach to create an easy and healthy recipe. Perfect to power you through the day!
VEGAN ENERGY BOOSTING SMOOTHIE
This vegan energy-boosting smoothie is packed with nutrients and antioxidants that will give you long-lasting fuel.
Mango Oat Smoothie
Who says oatmeal has to be a dish on its own? This smoothie features oats, oat milk, bananas, and flax seeds to pack in as much soluble fiber as possible.
Celery Smoothie with Apple and Banana
If you're not a fan of celery juice or celery in general, but want the health benefits, this is the smoothie for you. The added fruit creates an amazing flavor and texture you have to try!
Morning Glory Smoothie
If you like morning glory muffins, you need to make this smoothie. All the flavor and nutrition are packed into a (crumbless) smoothie!
Blueberry Smoothie with Almond Butter
This blueberry beverage is extra satisfying with almond butter and provides over 2.5g of soluble fiber per serving.
Better Than Cake Carrot Banana Smoothie
Just like carrot cake but conveniently packaged into a creamy decadent smoothie! Oats, carrots, and flaxseed combine to make this delicious smoothie and cholesterol-lowering bomb!
Banana Nut Smoothie
Forget the banana nut bread, this smoothie has all the flavor and uses flaxseed for soluble fiber and a plant-based omega-3 boost!
Orange Mango Smoothie
Carrots and Oranges add a healthy dose of soluble fiber and beta carotene!
Berry Coconut Water Smoothie
Not a fan of milk-based smoothies? This nutrient-packed smoothie features coconut water for a lighter, and extra hydrating, drink.
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Smoothie
All the strawberry rhubarb pie flavor without the extra added sugar. Plus, no oven is necessary!
Vegan Tropical Smoothie
What tastes like paradise and is extra satisfying? Try this plant-based tropical smoothie!
Easy as Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Who are we kidding? Pumpkin pie season is every season. No matter what time of year this protein-packed decadent drink is the perfect way to start your day.
Avocado Island Green Smoothie
Avocado and flax seed combine for a soluble fiber power team in this creamy smoothie.
What Plant Based Smoothie Will You Try First?
Remember, just 10 grams of soluble fiber per day can help to lower your cholesterol and improve your heart health.
With 15 dietitian-approved smoothies to choose from, what one will you try first?
Are you looking for more heart-healthy, plant-based recipes?
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Denise Flaherty says
I would like a copy of this smoothie to lower Cholesterol?