Warning: A recipe this rich and decadent may make you feel as if you’ve turned away from healthy lifestyle habits. But don’t worry; this recipe is as good for you as it is to you! Black cherries are not only a healthy treat, this small, sweet fruit is a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory that also boosts your melatonin levels.
Hemp seed is an amazing super food containing all 20 essential amino acids, including the nine (9) essential amino acids our bodies cannot produce. This great source of vegan protein has the perfect 3-to-1 ratio of Omega 3 & Omega 6, making it unparalleled in its immune boosting and cardiovascular benefits. You can also substitute flax seed. Finally, cacao nibs rich in anti-oxidants and the essential mineral magnesium… it’s chocolate the way nature intended.
- 2 cups pitted black cherries, fresh or frozen
- 3 heaping tablespoons raw, shelled hemp seeds (or substitute flax)
- ⅛ cup cacao nibs
- 1 tsp agave
- A pinch of sea salt
- When preparing the Black Cherry Smoothie in your NutriBullet, you will want to utilize the tall cup. Place all ingredients inside the tall cup, then screw the extractor blade accessory onto the bottom of the cup. Place the tall cup onto the base and press.
- Allow one to two minutes for ingredients to blend fully.