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Inflammatory Reducing Cherry Smoothie

When you think of smoothies and some of the staple ingredients, generally blueberries, banana, spinach might all come to mind, but when was the last time you had a cherry smoothie? (Never maybe?).

This really is snacking at its best! Not only does a cherry smoothie taste delicious, the health benefits are great in assisting recovery post exercise.

Here are just a few of the health benefits of cherries:

  • They are a great source of antioxidants
  • They may help to reduce the risk of stroke and cancers as they contain fiber, vitamin C, carotenoids, and anthocyanins, all which can help play a role in cancer prevention
  • Cherries can help you get a more restful sleep or fight off jet lag. How? Cherries contain natural melatonin, which plays a vital role in sleep and bodily regeneration. Increasing your intake of cherries or having some before bed time can help improve your sleep.
  • They can also reduce post exercise muscle pain through reducing muscle inflammation and soreness. Cherries coupled with Maxs NAGG complex in this smoothie will have my recovery time here pronto!

What’s in it? 

  • 100g cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 scoop Maxine’s Burn Vanilla protein powder
  • 1 scoop of Maxs NAGG complex
  • 15g chia seeds
  • 250ml vanilla almond milk (unsweetened)

Throw all ingredients into your blender or food processor and mix until well combined.

Enjoy post workout or as a morning or afternoon snack.

Brooke x

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