Hi everyone! I hope your week is off to a great start. And if it’s not, don’t worry I have a delicious recipe to share with you today that is bound to cheer you up.
And in keeping with the cherry theme that I started last week I am posting a smoothie recipe that I originally developed last year. Yep this one has been collecting dust for over a year! What a bad blogger I am. Because you see, when I finally remembered it, cherry season was more than over so I was forced to put this one back in the vault to wait… And wait…
And guess what? It’s cherry season again which means I can finally share this one with you! And trust me this is a good one. You will want to try it. Like now. Besides cherries, which are loaded with antioxidants, this smoothie also contains cinnamon, grassfed gelatin (which we all know is a superfood right? If not you need to read this post), and healthy fats like cashew butter and coconut butter. Are your taste buds getting excited? I hope so!
So you know what can be annoying? Computers. I mean I love them, but sometimes also hate them. Why am I whining about computers do you ask? Because mine is currently in for repairs which means I am without it. Yep, the trackpad on my laptop just up and quit. And that little piece of equipment is rather vital it turns out. So for 3-5 days I am computer-less. And I have to admit it’s rather sad how dependent I am on that little guy. My school work, blogging activities and even some of my social life all depend on it. I am feeling a little lost without it. Sad but true. So you will have to forgive me if my social media is a little neglected this week. I will get back to you eventually don’t you worry. To be honest it’s probably good for me to take a little break from the computer. I honestly can’t remember the last time I went an entire day without using it. Can you? I am using this time as an excuse to catch up on some reading, cooking, workouts and spending time with friends. When I look at it that way it actually sounds pretty positive.
Happy eating everyone!
Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie
(GAPS, SCD, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
- 1 ripe frozen banana, peel removed
- 1 cup fresh cherries, pits removed
- 3 tbsp organic cashew butter
- 3 tbsp coconut butter melted
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp ground organic cinnamon
- 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp Great Lakes grass-fed gelatin collagen hydrolysate
- 1/4 cup water Optional: depending on how thick you like your smoothies
Place all the ingredients in your high speed blender
Blend until smooth
Add the water if you want a thinner smoothie and blend well
Serve and enjoy!