This Cherries and Berries Smoothie is the perfectly nutritious balance of protein and fruit to start your day right.
We LOVE cherry season here at NS. Then again, what’s not to love about fresh fruit. We also realize how important it is to eat seasonally, and that’s why this Cherries and Berries Smoothie is the best of both worlds! By simply freezing your fruits and veggies while in season, you get a better tasting fruit, that lasts for months on end.
For more information about how cherries are not only delicious but also nutritious, check out Top 15 Health Benefits of Cherries
HOW TO MAKE THIS A COMPLETE MEAL USING THE FOUNDATIONAL FIVE NOURISH MEAL TEMPLATE
A Foundational Five Nourish Meal contains all five elements of a balanced meal: non-starchy carbohydrates, starchy carbohydrates, healthy fat, protein, and the flavor factor.
To make this a complete meal, make sure you have all five elements on your plate!
Our Foundational Five Nourish Meals can be found as smoothies, yogurts, oatmeal bowls or breakfast bowls, nourish bowls, salads, soups, stews, and many more.
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Health Benefits of Cherries:
Cherries have been a popular “superfood” and studied specifically for their effects on exercise-induced muscle damage, reducing muscle pain, and reducing muscle stress. Tart cherries have also been used for gout, dyspepsia, edema, insomnia, and osteoarthritis. Tart cherries also contain melatonin, the hormone that helps all of us get a good night of sleep.
Consuming cherries prior, during, and post-exercise may help reduce pain, delay onset muscle soreness, and provide an anti-inflammatory benefit to skeletal muscle.
Nutrient Breakdown of Cherries:
Carbohydrates | 16g
Vitamin C | 12% DV
Manganese | 4% DV
Potassium | 6% DV