Ode to Cherries

untitled (2)We all know 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. Your body will smile.

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.

Cherry 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). If you’re new to adding greens, just put a couple of leaves – you won’t even taste them 🙂
Blend until smooth and enjoy!

How do you like to eat cherries?

Until next time, cheers!

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4 thoughts on “Ode to Cherries

    • I love blueberries and add chia seeds to lots of my smoothies. I haven’t tried hemp hearts but I will. You’re right, they do but they are better than a candy bar or bowl of sugared cereal – it’s all about baby steps for me 🙂

  1. Don’t worry about cherries having carbs or sugar! No one should have to stress over their NATURAL carb and sugar sources. This sounds great. I can’t wait to whip up cherry smoothies when summer comes around! 🙂

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