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The 12 Best Smoothie Ingredients



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You can boost your brain, build muscle, burn fat, and help your heart in less than one minute: Just mix up a smoothie and slurp. It’s that simple—if you include these dozen add-ins that not only pack health benefits, but also make your shake taste even better.
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Peanut Butter

Packed with protein, manganese, and niacin, peanuts can help stave offheart disease and, when eaten in moderation, promoteweight loss.
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Fat-Free Milk

All the calcium and protein, none of the fat.
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Blueberries

The huge amounts of antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, in blueberries have been shown to slow brain decline and reverse memory loss.
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Low-Fat Vanilla Yogurt

A cache of calcium and digestion-aiding probiotics in every scoop.
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Raspberries

An antioxidant powerhouse bursting with fiber, manganese, and vitamin C, these berries will keep your heart and brain in top shape.
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Fat-Free Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

Calcium, phosphorus, and none of the guilt.
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Pineapple-Orange Juice

OJ has vitamin C, and pineapples contain bromelain, a cancer-inhibiting, inflammation-reducing enzyme.
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Cherries

In addition to their vitamin C and fiber content, cherries have been linked to reducing arthritis pain.
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Bananas

Heavy on potassium, fiber, and vitamin B6, bananas do wonders for your heart and provide good carbs to keep you full and energized. 
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Whey Protein

Its essential amino acids help pack on the muscle—making whey the best friend of athletes and gym rats.
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Frozen Mangoes

To their stock of vitamins A and C, mangoes add a healthy dose of beta-carotene, which helps prevent cancer and promotes healthy skin.
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Ice

A little H2O never hurt anyone.

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