Tart Cherry Recovery Smoothie


Adding this tart cherry recovery smoothie to your routine can be a huge benefit to your workout recovery plan. Did you know that tart cherries have the highest anti-inflammatory content of any food and therefore are an optimal post-workout snack?


Tart cherries have been studied to reduce inflammation, improving muscle soreness and recovery. In addition, tart cherries support your overall health and they help to reduce the risk of chronic diseases.


Try consuming tart cherries (using this tart cherry recovery smoothie) for 7 days before a big exercise event such as a running race to minimize post-exercise muscle pain.


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Tart Cherry Recovery Smoothie

Are you looking for a workout recovery snack that is also easy to whip together in minutes - or can even be made ahead of time? You’ll love this delicious smoothie - packed with protein, fibre and the anti-inflammatory benefits of tart cherries. Blend, sip and watch those muscles grow!

Course Drinks
Keyword recovery, smoothie, tart cherry
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author bonnieflemington


  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen tart cherries
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds can substitute hemp seeds
  • 1 cup chopped kale can substitute spinach
  • 2-3 ice cubes more if you're using fresh cherries


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until desired consistency. Enjoy!

4 Comments Add yours
    1. Assuming you used 1/4 cup protein powder and 1 cup each frozen sour cherries and kale, carbs are 16g (6g fiber) and protein is 13g per serving (makes 2 servings). I hope that helps! (I just edited to be more precise in nutrient values)

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