Cherry Vanilla Nirvana Smoothie
CHERRY VANILLA NIRVANA SMOOTHIE
FOOD AS MEDICINE:
This recipe is seems too good to be true having the appeal and flavor profile of a dessert with the nutrient analysis of a balanced smoothie! Cherries are rich in anthocyanocides, which contributes their dark pigmentation while providing anti-inflammatory benefits for joint pain and offering the unique ability to lower uric acid levels working to prevent and treat gout.
½ cup frozen cherries
1/3 cup coconut milk, full fat canned (look for free of guar gum and in a BPA-free can)
1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
1 tsp vanilla extract
Blend first four ingredients, cherries through vanilla, in the blender until incorporated. Whip in the whey protein at the end and blend briefly until combined.
Makes 1 serving
Nutrition facts serving: 298 Calories, 20g Fat, 17g Carbohydrates, 27g Protein
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