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Cherry Bliss Protein Smoothie

Protein smoothies are my favorite. If you follow me regularly, you can find me posting a smoothie quite frequently. Not only are they an awesome source of protein but you can add so many different fruits for additional benefits. This weekend I whipped up a post workout smoothie in about 5 mins. It tasted so amazing that I had to share it with you all.  

Cherry Bliss Protein SmoothieCherry Bliss Protein Smoothie

Why is this smoothie so blissful you may ask? Well because I added a touch of raw Cacao powder. Cacao powder a great source of four scientifically proven bliss chemicals – serotonin, dopamine, anandamide and phenylethylamine.  These blissful chemicals are associated with cosy feelings of wellbeing, happiness, and can even alleviate depression.  A natural, healthy, delicious (and legal) way to get your happy buzz on. šŸ˜‰ Another perk of this smoothie is that it’s high in antioxidants from the cherries and cacao powder. Cacao powder alone has 40 times the amount of antioxidants found in blueberries. Crazy right?? So not only is this smoothie going to make you feel good, it’s also going to protect your body from free-radicals. 

Ingredients

      1. 8 oz. Almond Milk
      2. 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (your choice)
      3. 1 cup Frozen Cherries
      4. 1 tbsp Cacao Powder or Cacao Nibs
      5. 1 cup Ice

This smoothie is so easy to make, you have no excuse not to try it. Remember, you only feel as good as what you put in your body. So feed your body whole foods and stay shy of packaged crap. Not only will you have more energy but you will feel great too. 
 
What are your favorite healthy smoothies? Share them with me in the comments below. šŸ™‚

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20 Comments

  1. August 8, 2016 / 9:10 PM

    I love chocolate cherry combos so this smoothies sounds delish! Thanks for sharing šŸ™‚

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
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      August 11, 2016 / 9:25 AM

      You’re welcome! It’s a great combo. šŸ™‚

  2. August 8, 2016 / 10:43 PM

    I love love love cacao powder and add it to my smoothies all the time!

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
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      August 11, 2016 / 9:26 AM

      Isn’t it the best? I like adding cacao nibs too. šŸ™‚

  3. August 9, 2016 / 12:13 AM

    This looks so yummy and healthy! I love cherries so will definitely be trying this!

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
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      August 11, 2016 / 9:27 AM

      It is! The combo of the two flavors is perfect! šŸ™‚

  4. August 9, 2016 / 5:08 AM

    This looks like a great recipe and so easy to make!!! Always a plus. šŸ™‚ Definitely want to try…thanks for sharing! xo

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
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      August 11, 2016 / 9:28 AM

      Yeah i’m all about easy and simple recipes. Eating and drinking healthy shouldn’t be hard or time consuming! šŸ™‚

  5. August 9, 2016 / 2:31 PM

    This looks amazing and so simple! Thanks for sharing.

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
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      August 11, 2016 / 9:28 AM

      You’re welcome!

  6. August 9, 2016 / 4:33 PM

    Yum! Yum! I need to buy cherries next time I go to the store.

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
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      August 11, 2016 / 9:29 AM

      They are so yummy! šŸ™‚

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
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      August 11, 2016 / 9:29 AM

      It’s really a great combo!

  7. August 9, 2016 / 1:00 PM

    Look at those frozen berries pillowed on the smoothie! Bliss indeed.

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
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      August 11, 2016 / 9:30 AM

      Haha it was quite a frothy smoothie šŸ™‚

  8. August 9, 2016 / 5:45 PM

    I’m always looking for new smoothie recipes, especially post-workout recipes. This looks tasty!

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
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      August 11, 2016 / 9:30 AM

      It was so good and so worth the workout! šŸ™‚

  9. August 10, 2016 / 4:16 AM

    Yum! This smoothie looks so good. I adore your photography!

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
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      August 11, 2016 / 9:31 AM

      Aww thank you Cassandra! I feel like I have so much to learn. Thank you for the kind words. <3 šŸ™‚

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