Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie
When it comes to fruit, cherries are definitely in my list of favorites. And not just because they’re delicious. They contain tons of antioxidants, have anti-inflammatory properties and are low glycemic (won’t spike your blood sugar). In fact, they have a lower glycemic index (22) than blueberries (40) and other stone fruits like peaches and plums (42 and 39).
This makes them a perfect addition to your morning smoothies. Here’s a recipe I use quite often. My family and clients love it, too!
CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY SMOOTHIE
(vegan + gluten free + dairy free)
Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1 person
INGREDIENTS: Use organic whenever possible
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3 scoops USANA Nutrimeal Free (or your favorite meal replacement/protein powder)
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds or flaxseeds
- 1 tablespoon raw cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup frozen cherries
- 2/3 cup filtered water
Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend on high for 45-60 seconds. Enjoy!
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