Ode to Cherries

Ah Summertime…don’t you just love all the fresh fruits of summer?

We all cherries are good for us but did you know a cup only has 87 calories and they are chock full of antioxidants. Cherries are a great source of fiber, full of beneficial vitamins and reduce inflammation. So after that next workout, pop a handful of cherries!

I’ve been eating lots of cherries and made a delicious cherry smoothie I thought I’d share. Try it before or after your workout of just as a refreshing lunch.

Cherries Surprise
1 cup cherries, pitted (pop them in the freezer if you want your smoothie thicker or add ice to your smoothie).
1/2 c. greek yogurt
1 cup OJ
and of course, greens – 1 cup spinach (or a handful or two for those of you who hate to measure).
Blend until smooth and enjoy!

Pick up some cherries to snack on before they are out of season.

Until next time, cheers!

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