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Chocolate Cherry Green Smoothie

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This chocolate cherry green smoothie is so decadent you’ll wonder if you should really be drinking it to reach your weight loss goals. Oh, yes you should!

Chocolate Cherry Green Smoothie by Better Me For Life - BetterMeforLife.comDecadent. That pretty much sums up this chocolate cherry green smoothie. It has a wonderful thick, rich and creamy texture that’s going to make you wonder if you should really be drinking it. Don’t worry, this smoothie has plenty of benefits that will make you feel good about drinking it.

Cherries are loaded with potassium, which reduces blood pressure. One cup of cherries has about the same amount of potassium as a small banana. They also contain powerful antioxidants like anthocyanins and cyanidin, and contain many anti-inflammatory compounds.

One quirky fact about cherries is they are one of the few natural foods that have melatonin, a hormone that can make us sleepy. Studies have found that drinking an ounce of tart cheery juice in the morning and evening resulted in a more sound sleep.

Chocolate has been shown to reduce the risk of stroke and can boost heart health. Dark chocolate can actually help you to lose weight (yes, that’s right!). It is rich in fiber and can help to fill you up and keep you full for longer – so you eat less.

Hazelnuts are rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. They contain high amounts of vitamin E and B vitamins, including folate. Vitamin E is used for maintaining healthy skin, hair and nails. B vitamins are important to metabolism. Hazelnuts are also loaded with potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

They are high in heart-healthy fats that can protect heart health, including polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Hazelnuts are a good source of oleic acid, which can help to lower bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and can raise the levels of good cholesterol (HDL).

Spinach has many health benefits including anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular, bone, and antioxidant benefits. It is packed with vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium and B vitamins. It is also high in calcium, potassium and fiber.

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Chocolate Cherry Green Smoothie

Serves 1

  • 3/4 cup cherries, fresh or frozen, de-stemmed and pitted
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 cup spinach, packed
  • 1 serving chocolate protein powder (optional, the one I use can be found here)
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 3 to 4 ice cubes to thicken the smoothie if you use fresh cherries

 

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Tip

For extra fiber add 1 tbsp chia seeds

Directions

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

Ingredient sources

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