Chilly Cherry Carob Smoothie

Chilly Cherry Carob Smoothie

Chilly Cherry Carob Smoothie

I’ve been craving organic cherries lately but since they aren’t in season it’s been tough to find them. Finally the other day we found some organic frozen cherries at Lifestyles Market in Victoria, BC.

Listening to the body’s cravings for real organic food is so key to intuitive eating. With the weather being cold and rainy here in B.C for the past little while, I have found my body feeling achey and sore a lot so it’s really no coincidence that my body is asking for anti-inflammatory foods.

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen ripe Banana
  • 1.5 cups frozen Cherries
  • 2 tsp Maca powder
  • 1 tbsp Carob powder
  • 1 tbsp Hemp Seeds
  • 2 scoops pumpkin protein (or other plant based protein)
  • 1-2 cups water (give or take depending on desired consistency).

Instructions: Put water, hemp seeds and powder in the Vitamix and blend on speed 1 until the powders have blended in. Turn the Vitamix off and add in the Cherries, Bananas and blend on 6 or 7 for about 30 seconds. Serve when mixture is creamy.

5 Rawesome Facts About this Smoothie

1. Cherries contain a pigment red in color called anthocyanin which is known to reduce pain and inflammation.

2. Cherries can be helpful in regulating sleep patterns and memory enhancement.

3. Carob is high in calcium and phosphorus making it a beneficial agent that defends against osteoporosis.

4. Hemp seeds are great for preventing sweet cravings later in the day because they are so nutritionally dense and high in protein.

5. Maca is well known for restoring hormonal balance in both women and men, enhancing libido and promoting fertility.

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Sheleana Jennings

Owner & Co-Visionary at Young and Raw
Sheleana has a home base in Vancouver, BC with her husband Caleb and her kitty Maya and spends much of the year traveling. Her life's mission is to educate and inspire millions to re-connect with their inner guidance and find balance through nutrition and lifestyle. YoungandRaw.com now reaches hundreds of thousands of people every month, from 78 countries around the world. Her passions include researching, writing, reading and exploring nature. Sheleana's favorite areas of study at present are nutrition, hormonal & women's health, natural birth, pre-post natal nutrition and Ayurveda.
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About Sheleana Jennings

Sheleana has a home base in Vancouver, BC with her husband Caleb and her kitty Maya and spends much of the year traveling. Her life's mission is to educate and inspire millions to re-connect with their inner guidance and find balance through nutrition and lifestyle. YoungandRaw.com now reaches hundreds of thousands of people every month, from 78 countries around the world. Her passions include researching, writing, reading and exploring nature. Sheleana's favorite areas of study at present are nutrition, hormonal & women's health, natural birth, pre-post natal nutrition and Ayurveda.

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