Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

My smoothie game has been strong lately.
But I promise not to bore you with all the reasons why.
Make this, and thank me later. 🙂 Such a refreshing snack!

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

  • Servings: 1-2
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A creamy, sweet cherry smoothie snack that's nutritionally balanced and refreshing.


Ingredients

  • high speed blender
  • 1 C almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 5 frozen wild cherries
  • small handful of ice cubes
  • 1 C frozen broccoli
  • 1 heaping tbsp peanut butter
  • optional: 2 tbsp wild local honey
  • B L E N D

Directions

  1. Pour milk, protein (optional) and remaining ingredients into blender
  2. Blend on “high” until thick and rich texture is visible
  3. Pour and serve. I like to top with melted deep dark chocolate, almond slivers, and chia seeds. Enjoy!

Note: You don’t need to add honey, or any sweetener for that matter, to smoothies when fruit is added. The fructose in the fruit is sufficient! But this honey was local, fresh, and delicious, and you better believe I enjoyed every last drop of it.

This smoothie has all the goods to keep you feelin’ full and fine:
Protein (PB + chia topping), but you’re welcome to add a favorite protein or Greek yogurt if you need this to provide more!
Fat (PB + Milk)
Fiber (broccoli + cherries)
Carbs (broccoli + cherries)

If you’re using this as a post-workout snack, your body needs carbs AND protein to recover optimally. Don’t fear those carbs.

Also- I know people are on this whole “fruit is bad for you” craze, and that is BANANAS. Those aren’t your people. Fruit is SO SO rich in phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that are all GOOD for your body. As Americans, TRUST me when I say that fruit is the least of our problems. Added sugar? shoot, yeah. We could do a better job here…but don’t demonize fruit, I beg you.


Let me know what cha think of this recipe if you give it a shot!

P.S. THIS study talks about how tart cherry helps accelerate muscle recovery after exercise!

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