I recently posted a YouTube video discussing foods and drinks that can decrease muscle soreness. Tart cherry juice was high on the list of foods/drinks that can help your muscles recover after an intense workout so I decided to come up with a quick and easy smoothie recipe to incorporate this tasty juice.
As the dietitian for TREAD fitness, I debuted these smoothies along with Cranberry Dark Chocolate Muffins (recipe coming soon!) as a post workout meal for the 8:30 and 9:45am TREADers last Tuesday. If you’re in the Dallas area and in a rut with your current workouts or just want to try something new and challenging, check them out!
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup frozen dark pitted cherries
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 cup natural tart cherry juice
- 1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
- 1/2 banana
- 4 ice cubes
- Combine all above ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Makes 2 Smoothies. Nutrition Facts per 1 smoothie:
Calories: 155 Carbohydrates: 32g Protein: 5.2g
About the author: Megan Poczekaj, RDN, LD, is a registered dietitian nutritionist in Orlando, FL. She owns the private practice, Nutrition Awareness, where she teaches other entrepreneurs how to maximize their productivity and performance with nutrition. She is the author of the book The Optimized Life: A Nutrition Guide for Entrepreneurs and co-host of the Nutrition Awareness Podcast.