Chocolate Cherry Collation
This smoothie is chuck full of body- and soul-nourishing elements to the very last drop! The sugars of the cherries, high in vasodilating anthocyanins, are slowly released into the bloodstream by protein-rich Greek yogurt, stunting a blood sugar spike. The medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) found in coconut oil, are quickly absorbed fats for a perfect mid-day pick-me-up that will keep you full without slowing you down! Serves 4
1 cup frozen dark tart cherries
2 Tablespoons 100% cocoa powder
1 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon unrefined coconut oil, melted
2 Tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 cup filtered water
1. Blend first 3 ingredients in a high-powered blender.
2. Slowly add melted coconut oil to mixture as blender is running.
3. Squeeze juice of 1 fresh lemon into a glass of filtered water. Start with ¼ cup lemon water and slowly add in as blending until desired consistency is achieved.
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-Citrus squeezers are a must-have for quick, fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice without the seeds!
-A high-powered blender is going to make this smoothie-making process much smoother ;)
-Raw cocoa powder is a must-have ingredient for creating chocolate-lovers foods without unwanted ingredients. It is a rich source of polyphenols, phytochemicals that help regulate blood pressure, insulin sensitivity and fatty acid oxidation.
-Top with cocoa nibs (as shown) for an extra polyphenol boost!