Here’s to Your Heart Smoothie

By: Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist

This Valentine’s Day be good to your heart and treat yourself to a superfood-rich, delicious smoothie.  A diet rich in plant based foods and healthy fats may reduce the risk of heart disease.  Apples, goji berries and dark chocolate are full of antioxidants to help protect your heart while hemp hearts have essential omega-3 fats.  Potassium is an important electrolyte for helping to promote healthy blood pressure, provided by the bananas and coconut water.  Nuts are more than just a tasty snack, they are also a key heart healthy food. Almond butter is rich in monounsaturated heart healthy fats and vitamin E, an important antioxidant.

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  • 12 oz (360 ml) coconut water
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1/3 cup goji berries
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp dark chocolate (garnish)


  1. Wash apple and cut half off of core.
  2. Place coconut water, banana, apple, goji berries, hemp hearts, almond butter into blender.
  3. Blend on high for 45 – 60 seconds until smooth.
  4. Pour into glass and garnish with dark chocolate, gogi berries and hemp hearts.


  • Goji berries- raspberries, strawberries, dried cranberries (sulfite free)
  • Hemp hearts – chia seeds, flax seeds
  • Almond butter- any other nut butter
  • Apple – pear
  • Coconut water – almond milk

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories310
  • Fat11 g
  • Saturated Fat3.5 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Sodium270 mg
  • Carbohydrates47 g
  • Fiber8 g
  • Sugars31 g
  • Protein 8 g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist

Stacy is a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition and an Integrative Nutritionist. She consults for various companies, focusing on health, wellness and innovative strategies to help increase individual’s fruit and vegetable intake. Stacy is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health Fitness Specialist; she holds a BS degree in Dietetics from Indiana University, completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Senior Clinical Nutritionist at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School teaching affiliates, in Boston, MA, with more than 20 years of experience. Stacy created and now serves as project manager and lead writer for nutrition services content on the Dana Farber website and the affiliated, nationally recognized nutrition app. Stacy is regularly featured on TV, radio, print and social media on behalf of Dana Farber and other organizations. Together with her husband, Dr. Russell Kennedy PsyD, they have a private practice, Wellness Guides, LLC. Stacy is an adjunct professor in Wellness and Health Coaching at William James College, currently teaching a graduate course in Health Coaching. Stacy is featured in the award winning documentary films, “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” and “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2,” and serves on the Reboot with Joe Medical Advisory Board. Stacy lives in Wellesley with her husband, two sons and three dogs. She enjoys cooking, yoga, hiking and spending time with friends and family. Stacy is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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