Research shows that drinking tart cherry juice can aid in muscle recovery. Cherries are known for their anti-inflammatory properties which prevent muscle damage. A little cocoa powder gives this delicious smoothie a touch of chocolate behind every sip. If you want to increase the protein content, try adding chocolate protein powder instead of the cocoa powder.
Dark Chocolate Cherry Smoothie
- 1/4 cup low-fat greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup tart cherry juice
- 1/4 cup low-fat milk
- 3/4 cup frozen cherries or frozen mixed berries
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!
Calories: 160 | Total Fat: 1g | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 10g | Fiber: 3g
With assistance from nutrition intern Stephanie Leung.