Friday, November 12, 2010

Morning Smoothie

I can't speak for any of you, but I detest mornings. It just takes me too darn long to wake up! I usually have to pump about two cups of java into my bloodstream before my brain becomes a functioning organ once again. The thought of cooking a nutritious breakfast eludes me and quite frankly I do not even entertain the thought most mornings. Thankfully my husband is in charge of nutrition patrol for the boys' breakfast each morning!

Just the other day while pouring myself a cup of coffee, I was obviously still in a sleep induced state, I proceeded to return the coffee pot to the cabinet above. I didn't discover this fas paux until I went to retrieve the second cup and couldn't for the life of me find the pot of coffee! I swore my husband had to have done something with it, but seeing he was out on a run, I was unable to chastise him for it. Lucky me, I would have been eating crow!

So suffice to say, I don't do mornings! I mean, can you imagine me cooking in this state of mind?! No, No. Which brings me to this morning's simple recipe. This is one for all of you who do not like a large breakfast, are too pushed for time to prepare one, or are just in the mood for a smoothie. This smoothie is one of my absolute favs and very simple. It is a Double Chocolate Cherry Smoothie.
Yes, double chocolate. Allow those words to roll off your tongue slowly...
Sounds unhealthy, right? WRONG! This smoothie has very few ingredients and packed with protein and powerful antioxidants. You will start your day off nutrtionally right. If you suffer from any type of inflammatory disease or have trouble with imflammation in your body, this is a "good food" for you. The cherries that are in the recipe are a great anti-inflammatory food. Ok, enough waiting and reading, here is the recipe:
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Double Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

1 cup Dark Chocolate Almond Milk (I use Silk)
2 tbsp. Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
1 scoop of Chocolate Protein Powder
1 cup frozen pitted Cherries

In a blender, blend all ingedients until smooth. Pour into a glass add straw and enjoy! You can even add other fruits such as bananas or add almonds for a nutty flavor. Explore any way you would like.

3 comments:

Megan said...

okay....Yum Scarlett! I love this... I start every morning with a smoothie. But never have I tried being so fun! This looks awesome and the chocolate cherry combo is amazing - Hope you are feeling well! xoxo Megan @ foodalution.com

LTM said...

omg... I want to drink that... licking computer screen. :D

So you like the dark chocolate almond milk? I tried the vanilla. Not so much. ;p Thanks for this recipe!!! I hate a.m.s too~ <3

Scarlett said...

Thanks Megan! Feeling great lately and I hope you have been too! The colder season always scares me! At LTM: I LOVE the dark Chocolate Almond milk, and so do our boys! You should try this; it make a great afternoon snack as well!

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