This cherry and berry smoothie is the perfect nutritious balance between protein and fruit to start the day off right.
We love the cherry season here at NS. What is not to love about fresh fruit? We also know the importance of eating in season, and that's why this cherry and berry smoothie is the best of both worlds! By simply freezing your fruits and vegetables during the season, you will get a better tasting fruit that will last for months.
For more information on how cherries are not only delicious, but also nutritious, check out Top 15 Cherry Health Benefits
HOW TO MAKE A COMPLETE MEAL WITH THE FOUNDATIONAL FIVE NOURISH MEAL TEMPLATE
A basic five nutritious 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 full meal, make sure you have all five items on your plate!
Our five basic nutritional meals are smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal or breakfast bowls, nutrient bowls, salads, soups, stews and much more.
If you need more help with preparing balanced meals, sign up for the “Healthy Eating Made Easy with the Foundational Five” course.
Health Benefits Of Cherries:
A popular "superfood", cherries have been specifically studied 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 us all sleep well.
Eating cherries before, during, and after a workout can help relieve pain, delay muscle soreness, and make skeletal muscle anti-inflammatory.
Nutrient Breakdown of Cherries:
Carbohydrates | 16g
Vitamin C | 12% DV
Manganese | 4% DV
Potassium | 6% DV