Have your chocolate covered cherries in a smoothie. The cherries pack this smoothie with healthy nutrients and unique antioxidants.
Additional health info:
Cherries – Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, providing both arthritis relief and cancer fighting properties. Contains melatonin to promote better sleep. High in potassium which regulates both heart rate and blood pressure and reduces the risk of hypertension. The phytosterols in cherries also help reduce LDL or bad cholesterol levels. Fights belly fat, gout and post-workout soreness. And they taste good.
Bananas – High in potassium, which is necessary for nerve and muscle function and maintaining a healthy balance of fluids in the body which in turns helps prevent muscle cramps. Contains Vitamin C, B-6, Manganese, fiber and small amounts of iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus, Vitamins A and E, folate, carotene and choline. High in tryptophan which is converted into melatonin and then serotonin to help reduce depression.
Cinnamon – It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium. Studies have shown it to lower cholesterol, regulate blood pressure and to fight the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.
Almond Milk – No cholesterol or saturated fat, contains nodairy, soy, lactose, gluten, casein, egg or MSG. Rich in manganese, selenium, Vitamin E, magnesium, zinc, potassium, iron, phosphorus, trytophan and calcium. Almond milk also contains flavonoids, which help to lower levels of “bad” cholesterol and protect the heart.
Coconut Water – Low in calories, high in potassium and other electrolytes, enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and is naturally cholesterol and fat free.
Protein Powder – Supports your healthy metabolism, naturally suppresses your appetite without stimulants, helps control your blood glucose levels and helps aid in liver detoxification so you can process fat more efficiently.
Cayenne Pepper – Stimulates digestion, increases muscle movement in the digestive tract, increases blood flow and circulation, helps reduce fevers and congestion by stimulating the release of mucus from the respiratory tract.