Cherry smoothies make my mouth water. Add
Grab your favorite glass. If you like the feel like royalty, go for the crystal. If you just want to feel comfy and at home, go for your mason jar. Be YOU!!!!
Pull out your high-speed blender and lets go…
I start with a smoothie base. When I am trying to make a smoothie for taste AND nutrients, I use the following so that it does not taste like grass and dirt. You know what I am talking about!!
- Coconut milk (or NO guar) – 1/2 to 1 cup
- Sweetener – banana or organic honey (to taste)
- Protein powder or collagen peptide powder or collagen peptide powder – 1 scoop
What do you currently have that is green and raw? Kale (stems removed), spinach, broccoli sprouts, etc.
If you add too much it will taste more like a superfood drink than a delight. But add a handful of something you have on hand. It is a good practice to get into – use up what you have and hide it in something tasty.
Fresh organic cherries are always best but if it is not cherry season at the moment, look in your freezer section for organic frozen cherries. Look at the label to ensure there are no added ingredients like sugar and chemicals. If you cannot pronounce or recognize an ingredient, do not buy it.
Remember, cherries have natural sugar so a large handful per serving is recommended.
And don’t forget to pit them if they are fresh!! (Cherry Pitter – or use a sharp paring knife)
I keep a stash of superfoods in my cupboard for times like this.
I want to keep my cherry smoothie the right color so it looks cherry-ish. If you add superfood powders that are too green you will end up with a brown boring looking drink. Sometimes we make smoothies solely for our health and sometimes we make them for fun (while keeping them healthy).
Think deep red… pick one or two and add place in mixer…
- Cherry powder organic (1 tablespoon)
- Pomegranate powder organic (1 tablespoon)
- Beet powder or fermented beet powder organic (1 teaspoon)
- Goji berry powder organic (1 tablespoon)
- Schisandra berry powder or tincture organic (strong flavor so use just a little)
If you love cherries and chocolate, here is a grand opportunity. By using raw organic cacao powder you are actually adding another superfood. Learn more about the differences – Chocolate vs Cocoa vs Cacao
This is also a great opportunity to use RAW ingredients because you are not cooking anything. Raw organic cacao will give you the most bang for your buck. Add approximately 1 tablespoon of one of the following…
- Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Cacao Powder, 1 Pound
- Navitas Organics Cacao Powder, 8oz
–Friendly Bulk – Healthworks Cacao Powder Organic, 3 Pound
Nuts & Seeds
Cherry smoothies also taste great with nuts and seeds, if you pick the right ones. They make the smoothie more creamy with a little bit of nut flavor. Try one of the following…
Blend It Up
Blend it all up in your high speed blender. If it is too thick add; pure water, coconut water, almond milk.
While it is still a thick mixture, consider using it for one of your layers in a cherry chocolate treat…
Have Fun With Food
Make layers of fun with food.
Make a chia pudding layer.
Make a red/white/blue layer with cherries/coconut/blueberries.
4th of July is great fun with red/white/blue treats.
While you are chronically ill, have fun with food and superfood nutrients to support your sweet bodies and taste buds.
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