Perfect pairing of chocolate and cherries when you need a boost!
Servings: 1–2 (smoothie bowls)
- 1 cup non-dairy milk such as almond or organic soy milk
- ½ cup water (or to a desired consistency)
- 1 cup dark sweet cherries fresh or frozen, pitted
- 1 scoop (34 g) vegan protein powder, chocolate
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- ½ cup ice cubes
- 1 scoop (2.5 g) Collagen30 powder
- 5–6 thin slices of banana
- ¼ cup blueberries
- 1 tbsp shelled hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
- Blend for 30–60 seconds, until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl, enjoy! Eat right away, it’s best when made fresh.
To make the smoothie scrumptious and rich, add ½ of a peeled, chopped frozen banana.
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- Cherries are a source of potassium, vitamin C, fibre, and antioxidants!
- Chia seeds are small, but mighty in terms of a nutritional punch! One tbsp of chia provides approximately 57 mg of calcium, 2 g of omega-3 fatty acids, 2 g of protein, and 4 g of dietary fibre.
- Choose organic fruit when you can to reduce exposure pesticide residues.
- To get the desired consistency, add or reduce the amount of water you use.
- Frozen bananas add creaminess to your smoothie. Peel, chop, and store in a freezer bag.
- Chia seeds, flaxseeds, and shelled hemp seeds also thicken smoothies if you prefer not to use a banana. All these seeds contain healthy fats, protein, fibre, and other nutrients, so it’s nice to have them all stocked in the pantry to choose from.
- A powerful blender is the best choice when using frozen fruit and including ice cubes.
- Follow the manufacturer’s suggestions for loading the blend for best outcome. For example,
bottom-loading blenders often recommend adding the liquids first, followed by soft foods and powders, then frozen and ice cubes on top.
- For convenience, have ½–1 cup water on hand if you need to reduce the thickness once blending has started.