Saturday, March 15, 2014

smoothie saturday - cherry cacao smoothie

Winter in Canada can vary depending on ones locale. This time last year I lived in Victoria, where the temperatures rarely dipped below freezing and I was able to saunter freely down those magical city streets. Now I am back in the East, and the weather is cold, cold, cold. 

In fact, we just had another mammoth snowstorm this past week which left us with a lovely blanket of white, but has slowly started to melt again once more. Since January, there have been three snow days which found me sequestered in my little abode watching the snow fall. I am enjoying the weather, but sweet treats such as this smoothie help me embrace these winter moments all the more. 

There is something to be said for a smoothie made with sweet cherries, blended to perfection and topped with a sprinkling of shredded, unsweetened coconut to mimic the falling snowflakes all around.

This Cherry and Cacao Smoothie is indeed blended to perfection with sweet organic cherries, a little Sunwarrior Protein Powder and other superfoods, to pack some additional punch to an otherwise seemingly simple smoothie. 

Cherries offer an array of antioxidants. When combined with powerhouses like camu camu (which houses 225 percent of ones daily vitamin c intake in 1/4 tsp), maca, and chia seeds, this smoothie surely does it all.


Cherry Cacao Smoothie
Serves 2
1 cup organic frozen cherries
1 frozen banana
1 heaping scoop Sunwarrior Vanilla Protein Powder
1 cup homemade almond mylk
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp maca
1 tsp camu camu powder
1 tbsp cacao nibs, to garnish
1 tbsp coconut, to garnish

Blend all ingredients, save for garnish, in a high speed blender. Serve in tall glasses and toast to the falling snowflakes all around.

Longevity down to the last sip


Hannah Phoebe Bowen said...

YAY welcome back smoothie saturdays! I have loved every single smoothie I've made off of your website and can't wait to try this one! I don't have Sunwarrior though, have you ever tried mixing hemp protein and vanilla powder?

barefootfrolick said...

Yay, thanks for the sweet comment! Glad you have enjoyed the smoothies -
I've never tried mixing the two powders. Sunwarrior is a different
texture and consistency than hemp. Hemp is usually a bit grittier, but
I'm sure it could work. Maybe try hemp powder in this recipe with a
little vanilla powder and add in a bit of coconut oil to make it smooth
and creamy :)

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