Ever since I got started with the Red Smoothie Diet Factor* (affiliate link), I've been having a smoothie for breakfast in the morning and experimenting with smoothie recipes. Today's concoction is a riff on the Cherry Champion – one of the smoothies contained in Dr. Liz Swann Miller's 14 day smoothie detox program.* I call it my Cherry Vanilla Smoothie.
Here is the recipe for two servings:
Three cups organic frozen cherries, 1.5 cups vanilla unsweetened almond milk, 1 banana (mine was frozen), two handfuls greens (kale, swiss chard, and/or spinach), 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, three scoops (1.5 servings) vanilla protein powder (optional), 1 tbsp. Chia seeds, 1 tsp. spirulina (optional), 1 tsp. wheatgrass (optional), 1 tbsp. maca powder (optional),
This is one of my favorite go to smoothie recipes. In fact, I'm enjoying the heck out of it right now as I write this.
I bought my Chia seeds from Costco. It came in a big bag that has lasted me for months. I bought my spirulina and wheatgrass powder from a local farmer's market. I'm running out though and will pick up more from Amazon here. I bought my maca powder from Amazon as well. You can get it here.
I'll write a review of the Red Smoothie Detox Factor* soon. As a preview, I'll just tell you that I lost 6lbs. in the first week on the program while only following it halfway and cheating twice.
In the meantime, try my Cherry Vanilla Smoothie out and let me know what you think.
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