5 C’s Smoothie

I love starting each morning with a yummy smoothie packed with protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates to kickstart my day!  This recipe is definitely one of my favorites.

5 C’s Smoothie

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  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or substitute another version)
  • 1/4 cup frozen, organic cherries
  • 1/4 cup frozen, organic raspberries (or strawberries)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (1/2 serving)
  • 3 shakes cinnamon (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  •  1 tsp each cacao powder and nibs (add more cacao powder if omitting the chocolate protein powder)

Blend!

Fun Foodie Fact: Eating cherries reduces the buildup of uric acid, which causes inflammation and swelling, especially in arthritis patients.

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