Spring Ahead Cherry Smoothie

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Tart cherries are a great source of melatonin. This refreshing Cherry Smoothie recipe might actually make you sleep better!

This weekend (as I write this) it's time to "spring ahead," meaning that Daylight Saving Time begins and we're going to lose an hour of sleep time. Yuck. These days I need as much sleep as I can get!

Do you have trouble sleeping? I recently read an interesting article that explains how tart cherries have been found to be a great source of melatonin. Melatonin, as you may know, helps to regulate our bodies' sleep-wake cycle. Many people take melatonin as a supplement, but how about adding it to your body in a natural and more delicious way!

Sounds like this weekend would be a great time to try this delicious, refreshing, cherry smoothie recipe. A blender, 3 ingredients, and a couple of minutes is all it takes.

Spring Ahead Cherry Smoothie
A refreshing pick-me-up in the morning or help-me-sleep drink in the evening


Ingredients:
2 cups frozen tart cherries
1 ripe banana, peeled and broken into pieces
1 cup cherry juice blend (or other juice)

Directions:
Put frozen cherries, banana, and cherry juice in the container of your electric blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 4 (8-ounce) servings.

What do you say? Think you'll give this recipe a try?

6 comments:

  1. I wanted to let you know I made your smoothie (with sour frozen plums and cranberry juice) and boy, was it delicious :) Thanks for the recipe.

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  2. Ooh, that combination sounds delicious, Lynn! I love cranberry juice and plums. Thanks so much for trying the recipe and letting me know!

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  3. What a perfect recipe! We live in a cherry-growing region, so if I load up this summer I can make it all year round :)

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    1. Oh, lucky you to live in a cherry-growing region. A freezer full of local produce would be awesome! Enjoy your smoothies, Kyla!

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  4. This sounds like such a delicious smoothie! You can hardly go wrong with the combination of cherries and bananas. I also prefer the "natural" way anytime as opposed to a supplement. Seems like a win-win all the way around.

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    1. I certainly agree with you, Cynthia, on both counts. The simple flavor combination is so delicious and "natural" is always the best choice when it's available. Hope you give the recipe a try!

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