Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Cherry Vanilla Loven Smoothie Bowl

  This is for my workout friend... she knows who she is!  A little Valentine's Loven for her, of course I ate it... but my heart was in the right place.  The fun thing about smoothie bowls is you really can have fun decorating them up before serving.  Not to mention you can add all kinds of healthy toppings.  In this smoothie bowl I used organic frozen Tart Cherries!  Here are some benefits you most likely didn't know was hiding in these tasty tart little things.
1) Cherries battle belly fat:  In a study done on animals they noticed when they were fed Tart Cherries they had a significant lower belly fat!  Maybe that's why I like them...lol!
2) Cherries combat post-workout soreness:  Studies show 1 1/2 cups of Tart Cherries or 1 cup Tart Cherry juice significantly reduces muscle soreness.  Drink up workout buddies!
3) Cherries reduce stroke risk: Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System found that Tart Cherries provide cardiovascular benefits equal to some medications. 
Cherry Loven
 Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups frozen organic tart cherries
1 cup organic tart cherry juice
1 frozen banana
2 kale capsules, empties of there content
6-10 drops vanilla stevia drops
2 tablespoons Spectrum Warrior Vitality Blend (Chia, Maca & Cacao Nibs) Pictured below
drizzle of Barlean's Swirl (your flavor choice)

Method:

Blend cherries, cherry juice, banana, stevia, kale capsules in a blender on high.
Divide the Spectrum Warrior blend evenly in each corner or around the edge, cut out Banana hearts or whatever your choice is and drizzle Barlean's Swirl over top.  Serve!
YUM!  My first bite!
Here is the Warrior Vitality Blend I talked about above!
Dig In!
 
Yes... I downed this today!

 
 
 

2 comments:

  1. I've never heard of a smoothie bowl, something I might just have to try. Plus i'm a big fan of both cherries and anything vanilla. Thanks for the idea.

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    1. Smoothie Blender, not only are they nutritious, it's been a good way for me to sneak in extra vitamins for my guys (and myself). Plus unlike a smoothie you can chew something as well, kinda like a cold soup.

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