The most revered of the stone fruit crops, cherries are just so rich and delicate, bursting with colour and flavour, you know you’re getting all kinds of good stuff from them. They’re like the beets of the fruit world.
This cherry-rich blend is super high in the antioxidant melatonin that helps you feel calm and sleep well. Cherries are also high in quercetin, a flavonoid, found by researchers to be one of the most potent anticancer agents.
There’s more – they’re also high in phytonutrients that support the relief of arthritis and gout. Bye-bye inflammation. Hello, cherry power.
Add some healthy fats and proteins with a heaping helping of hemp and coconut water to balance this bevy out completely. Hot weather tip: freeze your coconut water in ice cube trays to help chill this smoothie out.
- 1 1/2 cup of cherries, no pits (about 12-15 cherries)
- 2 Tbsp hemp hearts
- 6 coconut water ice cubes (or 3/4 cup coconut water)
- filtered water or coconut water as needed if your blender gets stuck
- a tiny squeeze of lime
Blend until silky smooth and savour every healthy sip.
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