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Enjoy a Sweet Black Heart smoothie this Valentines Day!
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This Valentine’s Day you can have a black heart without it being a bad thing! This free recipe entitles you to the secret making of a Sweet Black Heart smoothie.

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Remember, that when you extract whole, healthy foods into a nutritious smoothie, you turn them into a maximum absorption food source for the body!

Directions for a Sweet Black Heart Smoothie:
Add the following ingredients, in the order provided, to your blender or extractor.

Blend to desired consistency:
½ cup blueberries
½ cup blackberries
½ banana
1/3 cup cooked black beans
10 almonds
2 tablespoons raw *cacao
2 handfuls *Kale (optional)
4-5 ice-cubes (optional)

Tips:
• Add water (or coconut water) to achieve desired consistency.
• By adding*dark, leafy greens, your fruit smoothie becomes high in fiber.
• Soluble fiber (once in the intestines) slows the absorption of sugars in the blood – allowing the body to feel full and limiting insulin spikes.
• Always consult your physician if you have special diet or health related issues.

For additional information and local places to shop for healthy foods, click on any of the following links:
Boise Co-Op
Whole Foods Market
• Brown Box Organics
• The Organic Store Locator
• For additional information or more heart healthy foods, click on the link in this sentence.
• Learn more about the benefits of fiber by clicking on the WebMD link in this sentence.

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