Cherry Chia Smoothie
This delicious cherry smoothie contains a sneaky superfood that is recommended by nutritionists for healthy diets and weight loss as well as improving overall health. The combination of chocolate and cherry makes it the perfect healthy dessert smoothie to enjoy guilt-free.
Free from lactose, the almond milk is suitable for those with intolerance and makes the smoothie dairy free and accessible for most.
The cherries and cacao powder when blended provide a rich and filling taste that will leave you feeling as though you have had a treat and not a healthy drink.
Smoothie Health Benefits
- The cherries in this smoothie should not be forgotten as they contain many key health benefits including antioxidants and vitamins such as:1. Vitamin C
4. MagnesiumThese all work together to help flush toxins from your body and help you to detox during a weight loss or diet program.
- Cherries have also been linked to reducing the risk of colon and breast cancer and heart disease due to their anti-inflammatory properties.
- They can also help if you suffer from disrupted sleep or insomnia as they contain melatonin which is the natural sleep regulating hormone which means you can have one of these smoothies an hour before bedtime for a better chance at a good nights’ sleep.
- Chia seeds – although small – are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber which aid in weight loss and diet control because they leave you feeling full and reduce the likelihood that you will overeat.
- Additionally they also contain:1. Calcium
4. ManganeseWhich means that adding them to your smoothies will aid in digestion and provide you with better well rounded nutrients for the sake of a teaspoon that you will barely notice!
Smoothie Nutritional Info
Suitable for Vegetarians and Dairy Free