Editor’s Pick: Delicious Smoothie Recipes that can Help Lower Cholesterol

When it comes to your health, cholesterol may not be top-of-mind, but it should. High cholesterol has no symptoms you feel and can often be overlooked by patients.

It’s important to get your cholesterol checked regularly and work with your doctor to adjust your cholesterol levels as if necessary. According to the American Heart Association, lowering cholesterol reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Check out these easy-to-make smoothie recipes that will help you take steps to start lowering your bad cholesterol by incorporating heart healthy psyllium fiber found in Metamucil

Mocha Cooler
If you’re craving chocolate and iced coffee, there’s no need to run to the nearest coffee shop! This Mocha Cooler recipe packs great flavor and is the perfect way to sneak more fiber into your diet.

INGREDIENTS
 1 tablespoon instant cocoa mix
 ½ teaspoon instant coffee
 1 tablespoon brown sugar
 ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
 1 cup cold low-fat milk (or milk substitute)
 1 rounded tablespoon of Unflavored Real Sugar Metamucil Powder

PREPARATION
Combine the cocoa mix, coffee, brown sugar and cinnamon in a glass. Blend in milk (or milk substitute), Metamucil, and ice cubes, if desired. Stir well and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon.