Yeah, that’s right. I made a smoothie inspired by “Summer Wine” by Nancy Sinatra (and yes, I know it was only made famous by her)…if only I actually made wine.
Ironically, the Summer did not inspire this smoothie. I actually created this in February for Valentine’s Day. I figured it was time for me to share it since it’s a deliciously perfect smoothie for this time of the year. Not everything HAS to be tropical, right?
To me, cherries are vey underrated. I mean, I think most people would agree that they’re pretty damn good, but I don’t see cherries on the top of very many people’s list for ‘Best Fruit Ever’. Ok..it probably wouldn’t be my number one favorite, either (bananas and dates, I would never betray you), but I must admit that cherries never let me down whenever I decide to have some.
This smoothie is packed with antioxidants from the strawberries and cherries, and I also added in some chia seeds and flax seeds for a boost of omega-3’s and other nutrients that your body will thank you for. Along with super foods chia and flax, I also added maca powder, which is a Peruvian root that promotes energy, great skin, and libido, and is also rich in lots of vitamins. You can find maca powder either at health food stores or on Amazon. As of now, I have no brand preference. Maca is not cheap, but it lasts a really long time. I’ve had my bag for months, and I have a feeling that it will last at least another year (I use it a couple times a week, too!).
I love this smoothie because it is sweet, delicious, filling, nutritious, and perfect for beating this pre-Summer heat that the state of Washington is not used to.
I hope you love the sweetness and creaminess of this smoothie perfect for those times when you’re just not in the mood for pineapple and mango….or you could just enjoy both like I will.
- 1 Cup Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 Cup Frozen Cherries
- 1/2 Cup Frozen Strawberries
- 1 Tbsp Flax Seed
- 1 Tbsp Chia Seed
- 1/2 Tsp Maca Powder
- 1/2 Cup Ice (optional)
- In a high-speed blender, blend all ingredients until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick for your liking, add more almond milk.