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Dark Forrest Cherry Smoothie to Reset Cravings

Healthline says cocoa powder helps "decrease inflammation, improved heart and brain health, blood sugar and weight control and healthy teeth and skin". Master 2 Cherry Smoothies to Glow from the Inside

Drink luscious cherries, cocoa, frozen banana, spinach, and almond milk in a glass. Blend this iconic cherry smoothie to supercharge your body.

April 1, 2021 by Bianca Soriano. Made with Canva.

Hey, the Dark Forrest Cherry Smoothie is our new smoothie STAR!

My favorite cake flavor inspired this chocolate cherry smoothie: the Dark Forrest ganache from Red Ribbon bakery in the Philippines.

Cocoa has so many health benefits, including “reducing appetite” and promoting “feelings of fullness”. Source: Healthline

Cocoa is “abundant in flavanols, which have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects” Source: Healthline

Cocoa may even “improve nitric oxide levels in the blood, which can enhance the function of your blood vessels and reduce blood pressure“. Source: Healthline

It might reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Source: Healthline

Cocoa may reduce your risk of neurodegenerative diseases by improving brain function and blood flow. Source: Healthline

As a pre-med student studying Nutritional Science, I’m going to need ALL the brain power I can get from cacao and other superfoods.

Cacao may even improve mood and symptoms of depression Source: Healthline

Drink this chocolate based smoothie if you are experiencing mood changes.

I hope you love these two iconic cherry smoothie recipes as much as I do!

XOXO,

Bianca

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Option 1: Ultra Dark Forrest Cherry Smoothie

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5 ingredients for Ultra Dark Forrest Cherry Smoothie

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana
  • 1 handful spinach (don’t worry, it has no taste)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries

Supercharge your smoothie with these optional ingredients

  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 scoop pea protein powder
  • 2 scoops collagen
  • 1 tbsp flaxmeal

Option 1: Ultra Dark Forrest Cherry Smoothie

Enjoy this super special and iconic flavors of cocoa and cherries. Reset your cravings with ultra dark coca powder. This darling cherry smoothie only has 5 ingredients: almond milk, banana, spinach, cherries, cocoa.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, smoothie
Servings 1

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup banana frozen, ripened
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup cherries frozen

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend for 1 minute or until smooth.

Notes

Optional ingredients to supercharge your Ultra Dark Forrest Cherry Smoothie:
1 tbsp almond butter
1 scoop pea protein powder
2 scoops collagen
1 tsbp flaxmeal
 
Add more almond milk for a thinner consistency. 
 
Keyword almond butter, almond milk, banana, cherries, cocoa powder, collagen, flax meal, pea protein powder, spinach

Option 2: Luscious Cherry Smoothie

Only 3 Ingredients for the Lucious Cherry Smoothie

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup cherries
  • 1 cup banana

Option 2: Luscious Cherry Smoothie

Rich 3 Ingredient Cherry Smoothie with almond milk, cherries, and bananas. It kind of tastes like cherry ice cream.
Course Breakfast, smoothie
Keyword almond milk, banana, cherries
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup cherries frozen
  • 1 cup banana frozen

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend for 1 minute or until smooth.

Notes

You can add extra almond milk for a thinner consistency. 
by Bianca Soriano. April 1, 2021. Processed with VSCO with preset
by Bianca Soriano. April 1, 2021. Processed with VSCO with preset

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A passionate pre-medical student studying Nutritional Science in Houston, Texas.

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