Heart-friendly pear and oatmeal smoothie

06 January 2017

A heart-friendly smoothie of pears, yoghurt and oatmeal to help lower 'bad' cholesterol.

The protein in soya milk, the soluble fibre in pears and oatmeal and the added plant stanols in the yoghurt have all been proven to help to lower ‘bad’ cholesterol.

The banana lends bulk, fibre and lots of potassium, which is vital to heart health.

How to make

  • 150ml (5fl oz) low-fat soya milk
  • Small, soft pear
  • 120g Benecol Fruit Medley yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp fine oatmeal
  • Half a banana, peeled and sliced

Quarter the pears and remove the core. Put into a blender with all the other ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve over crushed ice.

To crush ice put ice cubes into a plastic bag, such as a sandwich or freezer bag, and hit with a rolling pin.

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