I’ve got a delicious shake recipe for you with a LONG list of good-for-you benefits. That’s because it contains tart cherry juice – aka the juice of sour Montmorency cherries.
Tart cherry juice is linked with improved strength and less muscle soreness post-workout, better sleep, less joint pain, better brain health, and a stronger immune system, and the list goes on!
The pineapple adds some sweetness, but it also has even MORE compounds that help your body recover from workouts (especially the enzyme bromelain). Use unsweetened juice to avoid the added sugars in sweetened versions.
Place the tart cherry juice, cacao powder, spinach, and protein powder (if using) in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the pineapple, hemp seeds, and yogurt, and blend until it reaches your desired consistency. Pour into a serving glass and drink!