Berry Cherry Smoothie With Granola

I love eating foods consistently until I can’t stand them anymore. That statement is true for smoothies too. I will get hooked on a smoothie recipe and I will eat it everyday until it makes me sick. BUT this smoothie is an exception. I have yet to get sick of this smoothie, and it has been on repeat all year.

This smoothie is packed with all the goods:

Coconut milk– You can honestly choose whatever plant based milk you love. I love coconut milk because it happens to be a little lighter, but keeps the smoothie creamy.

Chia seeds– It is so important to stay hydrated after your workout. If you are having a post workout smoothie I highly recommend adding in these little seeds to help boost hydration. Chia seeds help out in regulating levels of body fluid and they help retain electrolytes (important for post workout).

Cherries– Natural melatonin. I honestly feel like I sleep better at night when I add cherries to my smoothies.

Blackberries– These berries are packed with Vitamin C and fiber (great for immunity and keeping you full longer).

Blueberries– Antioxidants!! Blueberries are wonderful for disease prevention. Toss them into any smoothie throughout the winter to stay healthy. I love frozen wild blueberries (they happen to be a little sweeter).

I also created the easiest healthy granola to top on your smoothie. This granola takes just 5 minutes and it is filled with so much goodness.

Oats– FIBER!! These small grains will help keep you full and satiated after eating.

Pecans– this fall nut is filled with flavonoids, helping your body remove everyday toxins!

Pumpkin seeds– MAGNESIUM! Not a lot of foods have significant amounts of magnesium (important for regulating blood sugar levels), but pumpkin seeds are packed full of it.

Enjoy!

Yields 1 smoothie

Smoothie Ingredients:

8 oz. coconut milk (sub any plant based milk of choice)
1 tsp chia seeds
1/4 cup frozen cherries
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup frozen blackberries
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup spinach (optional)

Directions:
Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Granola Ingredients:
1/4 cup oats
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp chopped pecans
1 1/2 tsp maple syrup (you can sub honey or coconut sugar)
pinch of salt
spices of your choice (I love 1/2 tsp of cinnamon)

Directions:
Heat a pan with oil over medium heat. Add in the oats, pumpkin seeds and pecans and toast for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and add maple syrup, salt, and spices. mix well then let cool completely. Once cooled, top the granola on your smoothie and enjoy!

xoxo,
Kimmy

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