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Sunday 19 August 2018

Depending on what you throw into the blender, smoothies can help your heart, your digestion, boost your brain activity, or even combat cancer. Here are three of the best:

> The Happy Heart: The monounsaturated fats of peanut butter combine with fruit fibre and antioxidants to protect your arteries and boost your heart.

1 banana; I handful of raspberries; 1 tbsp of peanut butter; half cup of fat-free chocolate yogurt; 1/3 litre of skimmed milk

> The Breakfast Booster: Start your day by giving yourself a nutritional boost.

1 banana; 1 peach (cut up); 1/3 litre orange juice; 5 ice cubes

> Brilliant Blueberry: Blueberries can help prevent cataracts, cancer, constipation, and memory loss.

1/3 litre of orange juice;

1 pint of fat-free vanilla yogurt;2 sliced peaches;

2 handfuls of fresh or frozen blueberries

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