Mmmmm! This Cherry rich smoothie is a deep dark red in colour and packed with the goodness of cherries and greens to support the health of a very special lady.
When my good friend Linda let me know that her mother (Also called Linda!) was experiencing heath issues I immediately wanted to help.
Enter this cherry red blended deliciousness.
Frozen cherries provide a sweet and fruity flavour and are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and polyphenols to support and protect a vulnerable cardiovascular system. Cherry juice is know as a cure for gout.
Hemp seeds provide blood sugar stabilizing, easily absorbable protein, more antioxidants and a dose of cholesterol reducing omega 3 fatty acids.
A handful of spinach leaves ensure that you are getting your greens for the day boosting the minerals iron, magnesium and calcium. Iron rich foods help to prevent anemia and spinach supports bone density with bioavailable calcium. A diet rich in magnesium supports the work of the heart and relaxes our muscles and vasculature resulting in lowered blood pressure.
The addition of the spice cinnamon support further the blood sugar balancing effect of this smoothie. In clinical trails just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon each day has been shown to significantly reduce blood sugar levels, triglycerides, LDL (bad) cholesterol, and total cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
I added half a banana for natural sweetness and fibre and the juice of 1/2 lime to add more vitamin C and a fruity zing to the cherry flavour!
A couple of these cherry smoothies included into your weekly diet can only support the health of your heart and all of your veins and arteries.
I hope that both the Lindas’ enjoy!
11/4 cup frozen cherries
1 handful spinach
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/2 large banana
1/2 lime juiced
3/4 cup water
Place all ingredients into a blender and whizz on high until smooth.
Add the other half of the banana for more sweetness.
Include into your diet a couple of times each week for heart and vein health.
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