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Ultimate Cherry Smoothie Recipe – (Anti-Inflammatory)

This Ultimate Cherry Smoothie Recipe is full of deep anti-inflammatory nutrition and layered with delicious flavor. This yummy breakfast drink is a healthy way to start your day!

Cherrys on top of a glass of Cherry Smoothie

Why Smoothies are a great way to Level Up Your Health!

Many people skip breakfast as, let’s face it – we are all on the go in the morning. The problem is we tank our blood sugar, and without a nutritious morning meal, we are not at our best throughout the day. Also, the more veggies and fruits we add to our daily meals, the better our health and overall ENERGY! Smoothies are a quick and easy way to get serious nutrition into our bodies that feels like a tasty treat! Also, this Cherry Smoothie Recipe has a lot of fiber, and your digestive system will thank you!

Caring for Yourself

Inflammation plays a role in many diseases and conditions, such as migraine, arthritis, heart disease, auto-immune disease, etc. Chronic inflammation also affects hormones and can impact menstrual cycles. Healthy, anti-inflammatory fat like hemp, flax, chia, and fish oils are critical in maintaining healthy hormonal balance. Including these in your diet with recipes like this healthy nutrient-dense Cherry Smoothie is helpful in caring for your health.. This is why anti-inflammatory diets such as the Mediterranean Diet are considered healthy.

Tall glass of Cherry Smoothie with fresh cherries on top

What’s Special About This Creamy Cherry Smoothie

  • Cherries are heart-healthy!
  • Cherries have natural melatonin and help you sleep!
  • Cherries are full of polyphenols and antioxidants
  • It has a delicious flavor.
  • Cherries are rich in flavonoids and help protect from oxidative stress
  • It’s rich in Vitamin C
  • Ground Hempseed has omega 3 anti-inflammatory fat,
  • It’s a great source of hidden vitamins.
  • It’s full of healthy fiber!
Cherrys on top of a glass of Cherry Smoothie

Ingredients for this Anti-inflammatory Smoothie

  • Frozen Dark Cherries
  • Almond Milk (or Milk of Choice) – Cherries and Almonds pair beautifully
  • Almond Butter or Sunflower Butter – use the BEST!
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Spinach – adds that extra nutritional punch!
  • Ground Hemp Seed – this has a warm, nutty flavor (You can also use ground Flaxseed)
  • Banana – optional to add creaminess
  • Ice

How To Make This Inflammation-Busting Smoothie

Add Almond Milk, Spinach, Almond Butter, Hemp Seeds, Vanilla, and Banana to a high-powered Blender. Blend for one minute. Add Frozen Cherries. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add some fun toppings like Cacao Nibs or Mini Chocolate Chips. It’s delectably fun!
Blended Cherry Smoothie in High-Powered Blender

FAQ

Can I add Protein Powder to this Smoothie?

Of course! Vanilla Protein Powder would be delicious in this Cherry Smoothie.

Why are Cherries so healthy?

Several clinical studies have shown that cherry fruit or juice consumption plays an important role in inflammatory diseases by preventing or reducing inflammation related to muscle damage from intense strength exercise and also by accelerating recovery from strenuous physical activity. ‘ – Beconcini D, Felice F, Fabiano A, Sarmento B, Zambito Y, Di Stefano R. Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Cherry Extract: Nanosystems-Based Strategies to Improve Endothelial Function and Intestinal Absorption. Foods. 2020; 9(2):207. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9020207

What if my Smoothie is too thick?

Add a bit of Almond Milk to thin it out.

Can I add Chocolate to this Cherry Smoothie?

You are calling my name! Chocolate and Cherries are lovely together. Add a Tablespoon of Cacao or Ground chocolate.

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Ultimate Cherry Smoothie Recipe – (Anti-Inflammatory)

This Ultimate Cherry Smoothie Recipe is full of deep anti-inflammatory nutrition and layered with delicious flavor. This yummy breakfast drink is a healthy way to start your day!

  • Author: Sherie Friedlander
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 large glasses 1x
  • Method: Blender
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

Scale

2 Cups Dark Frozen Cherries

2 Cups Almond Milk or Milk of Choice

3 Tablespoons Ground Hemp Seed – (or Ground Flax if you do not have Hemp)

1/2 Cup Ice

3 Tablespoons Almond Butter or Sunflower Butter

1/2 banana

1 Cup Baby Spinach

1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Instructions

How To Make This Inflammation-Busting Smoothie

Add Almond Milk, Spinach, Almond Butter, Hemp Seeds, Ice, Vanilla, and Banana to a high-powered Blender. Blend for one minute. Add Frozen Cherries. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Notes

Optional – Add one scoop of Protein Powder

Toppings – Cacao Nibs or Mini Chocolate Chips

Alternative – Make with Peanut Butter- I tried it, and it’s terrific! 

Keywords: Cherry Smoothie, Anti-inflammatory Smoothie, Cherry Smoothie Recipe, Cherry Banana Smoothie, Healthy Smoothie

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