Cherry Ginger Lime Smoothie Recipe
Smoothies are a great way of getting more fruits, veggies and nutrients into your day. This one has a bonus of being great for sleep!
This recipe has a natural source of sleep nutrients - Montmorency tart cherries! They’re naturally rich in melatonin, tryptophan (the amino acid responsible for the infamous “turkey coma”), vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium, plus a bit of Magnesium.
Give it a try and make sure to share it with a friend who has trouble getting their zzz’s!
Makes 2 servings
2 cups tart cherries - fresh or frozen
¾ cup blueberries - fresh or frozen
1 whole lime - peeled
⅔ cup plain Greek yogurt - organic, grass fed and full fat suggested (can substitute with non-dairy cultured “yogurt”)
¼ cup tart cherry juice - pure & unsweetened
1 scoop high quality protein powder - plain flavor, unsweetened & vegan (or pure hemp) protein suggested
2 inch piece ginger root - thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. flaxseed, freshly ground (can substitute with chia seed, but this will change the consistency)
¾ cup water and/or a few ice cubes for desired consistency
Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and pulse on high (or use smoothie setting) until desired consistency reached.
Add ice and/or water if necessary and slowly to reach desired consistency
Consume 30-60 minutes prior to bedtime.
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Gaylene Gomez, NNCP, C.H.N.
A little bit about me! I'm Gaylene, a Holistic Nutrition Coach for women. I work with busy, professional women to help them learn about healthy, simple lifestyle changes they can easily implement to reduce belly bloat, lose weight and get through their day with sustained energy. My clients are committed to their health and excited to learn about healthy eating and natural living. I feel proud of them for taking charge of their health and I'm so lucky to work with these amazing women.
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Healthline: 10 Health Benefits of Tart Cherry Juice