2013/11/12 by nikkiledford
I had the pleasure of sharing some Clean Plate treats with the masses during a private event in Orange County.
I made some Chocolate Minty Bites, Chocolate “PB” Bites, Apple Pie Bites, and some Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. It was so fun sharing my recipes with others 🙂 I love how a passion for health is contagious!
Here’s another great recipe I’d like to share…
It’s the perfect post-yoga/weightlifting/running smoothie; Ideal
for refueling after any of your healthy and active endeavors.
It is also ideal for satisfying that naughty sweet craving. I LOVE the combination of chocolate and cherries because it always tastes like a decadent dessert.
Are you looking for another reason this smoothie is awesome? Well here you go. When it comes to smoothie fruits, I actually prefer cherries over regular berries because I’m not a big fan of little seeds in my teeth. Which is what normally happens in a blackberry/raspberry/strawberry situation. In a way, this smoothie also saves you from public humiliation. Winner.
Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie
2 c. Power to the Greens lettuce mix (trader joes)
1 c. frozen cherries
2 c. unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1-2 tbsp. high quality cocoa powder (raw cacao is great too!)
1 tsp. maca powder
Sea salt sprinkle
Optional: 1 tsp. glutamine for sugar craving control, gut healing, and muscle recovery.
1. Place all ingredients in your blender. I find that everything blends better when I put the greens in first and the liquid in last. Blend it up!