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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Chocolate Cherry Superfood Smoothie for Weight Loss

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Chocolate Cherry Bomb

This smoothie is inspired by Megan’s Cherry Chocolate Bomb pudding. Although I wasn’t in the mood for pudding, I am definitely loving my superfood smoothies lately! Especially since my schedule is SUPER busy over the next 2 weeks, I need food that’s easy to make and gives me that extra “oompf” I need to get things done!  This smoothie does just that! It’s loaded with antioxidants and is also super immune boosting thanks in part to the added Colostrum Powder!

The benefits of Colostrum include but are not limited to:

  • Allergy relief
  • Arthritis support
  • Asthma support
  • Improved athletic performance and recovery
  • Improvement in Alzheimer’s and cognitive disorders
  • Anti-aging support
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Support and improvement in autoimmune disorders
  • Cancer: Animal studies have been suggestive that lactoferrin, one of the principal proteins found in colostrum, may help prevent or shrink cancers. Colostrum also contains certain milk fats which have been shown to be anticarcinogenic. (source)
  • Aids in detoxification
  • Supports healthy weight loss
  • Diabetes: IGF-1, a growth factor which closely resembles insulin, has been shown to help prevent diabetes in those susceptible to developing it. IGF-1 is present in colostrum in large quantities. (source)
  • Heart health
  • Pain Management
  • Skin health and wound healing

If you’re not familiar with Colostrum, I highly recommend adding some to your next superfood smoothie! The taste is very mild (similar to milk) and will combine well with any smoothie recipe. It’s great to have on hand if you are feeling run down, need an extra “boost”, or support with any of the issues listed above.

Chocolate Cherry Bomb Smoothie

Simply blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. I use a VitaMix which is an amazing, state of the art, professional grade high speed blender. They are the ONLY blender that will give you the creamy consistency that you desire.  I love, love, LOVE my VitaMix and highly recommend investing in one if you are ready to make serious changes to your diet. I have had mine for almost 5 years and use it daily! If you’re not ready to drop that kind of cash, I also like Hamilton Beach which makes some great budget friendly blenders that you can get at your local Walmart or Target.

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After blending, I garnished my smoothie with some frozen cherries, Hemp Seeds, and Cocoa Nibs which add a nice crunch and make it look pretty!! Enjoy!!

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