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?

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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