You know what, friends? It looks like Spring has finally arrived in NYC! In fact, there have been some pretty hot days here already. One way I combat the heat is with a cold smoothie. This one has been a favorite of mine for a while now.
Cherry season is right around the corner, so keep this recipe close when the time hits! Feel free to use frozen cherries until then. Cherries are packed with antioxidants and offer many health benefits. They help support healthy sleep, help lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation in the body and also aid in the recovery of muscles post-workout.
You’ll love how creamy, sweet and slightly tart this smoothie is. Kind of makes me want one right now… another one, that is.
Cherry Bomb Smoothie
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 cup cherries, pitted (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries or strawberries
- 1 cup leafy green (I used spinach)
- 3 Tbsp milled flaxseed
- 1 avocado
- Toss all ingredients in a high power blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy.
Note: Also delicious with a tablespoon of raw cacao for a chocolatey treat :)
Photo credit: My sister, Jenny.