Drink to Your Health

Food is always the best way to improve your health over taking supplements.  Enjoy this smoothie that uses heart healthy cacao powder, chia seeds and fruit. This is a great on-the-go breakfast!

Anti–Inflammatory Cherry Garcia Smoothie

Adapted from Sunwarrior  


● 1 cup almond milk 

● ⅔ cup cherries (frozen)  

● 1 tsp. unsweetened cacao powder 

● ½ tsp. vanilla extract  

● 1 tsp. of chia seeds 

● 1 scoop of 100% whey chocolate protein powder, collagen (lowest in calories) or vegan protein powder  

● ½ banana (frozen) 



Place all chosen ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add ice, if desired.  

Nutritional Information: 

Recipe analyzed using 1 scoop of whey protein powder and ½ of a banana.   

Yield: 1 serving  

Serving Size: 1 entire serving 

Amount Per Serving:  

● Calories: 321 

● Total Fat: 8 g 

● Carbohydrates: 33 g   

● Protein: 29 g

Written by: Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD, CDE