A Post-Run Smoothie That Tastes Like Chocolate Covered Cherries

A delicious yet healthy option for after a tough run.

chocolate cherry smoothie

Katie Higgins creates nutritious spins on classic favorites over on her blog, Chocolate Covered Katie. Here she shares her twist on the post-run smoothie.

This is one of my favorite post-run smoothies and is an excellent choice to help in recovery. Full of vitamins, cherries help to reduce
inflammation and send much-needed oxygen to your muscles. Don’t forget about the probiotics from the yogurt and antioxidants from the cacao. And it tastes like a chocolate-covered cherry!

The Chocolate Covered Cherry
Serves 1

⅔ cup frozen tart cherries
½ cup plain yogurt of choice (Higgins likes WholeSoy)
⅓ cup milk of choice
1 Tbsp. cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
Handful raw spinach, optional
2 Tbsp. almond butter, optional
1 Tbsp. chocolate or vanilla protein powder of choice, optional
Sweetener of choice, to taste

Blend all ingredients together in a blender, Magic Bullet or Vitamix until completely smooth.

Per Serving (without optional items): Calories 230, Fat 3G, Fiber 5G, Carbs 49G, Protein 6G

If you love this recipe, check out Katie’s new cookbook—available now.