Jun 152013

If you are craving a mid-week treat, a chocolate cherry smoothie might be just the perfect answer! Most of us really like chocolate covered cherries as a treat and this smoothie has that taste but in a glass. Not hard to make and a real treat, this may become a family favorite!

Its also easy to turn this smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender mix:

-1 cup of frozen cherries
-1 cup of low fat vanilla yogurt
-½ cup of cold orange juice
-1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
-1 Tablespoon Chia seed

Pour into a chilled glass, and top with a cherry or a Hershey’s kiss!

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

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