Chia Leah Cherry Berry Recovery Smoothie
This is my favorite smoothie EVER! I especially love the tart, thirst quenching taste of the cherries, (use frozen UNSWEETENED), and the added texture of heart healthy oats. I can feel the benefits of the satiating fiber in each of these ingredients all day long. It tastes like there is milk in here but it’s vegan, (plant-based). Did you know that tart cherries are proven to improve athletic performance & endurance? They help reduce any post-workout inflammation or pain. They are also a top source of vitamin C to build immunity and a powerful source of antioxidants to fight diseases such as cancer.
1 cup frozen cherries, (sub any berry you choose or mix it up with cherry & berry)
Half of a frozen banana OR 3 pitted dates
1 Tablespoon chia seed or flax meal
1 Tablespoon almond or peanut butter
4 Tablespoons raw oats
1-1.5 cups water (depending on the consistency you like, start with 1 cup)
Combine all ingredients in a powerful blender. Add more water if desired.