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The ultimate chocolate cherry sensation, this Fab Four smoothie is the perfect combo of protein, fat, fiber and greens. It’ll tickle your tastebuds and keep you full for hours.
I was never much of a fan of cherries until I met my husband. He loves cherries and I’ve come to learn that I do too. What I don’t like is the taste of artificial cherry flavor. But real cherries – they’re amazing.
Plus cherries are really, really good for you! Not only do they contain an array of powerful plant compounds that can help reduce inflammation, but eating them may improve sleep, boost heart health, and speed recovery after exercise.
I buy organic frozen cherries at either Trader Joes, Sprouts or Whole Foods.
Extra Nutrition: Blender Bombs & Vital Proteins Collagen
I always drop a Blender Bomb into my smoothies, but if you don’t have one, don’t fret. Blender Bombs are pre-portioned nuggets that you can drop into your blender (along with fruit, greens and liquid) for a nutritional boost. They are plant-based, gluten-free and made with real food ingredients. They’re currently available online, from Thrive Market or at Cost Plus World Markets, and will keep unrefrigerated for three weeks and longer in the freezer. You can read my full review of Blender Bombs HERE.
The Fab Four framework (protein, fat, fiber and greens) was developed by celebrity nutritionist and best-selling author Kelly Leveque in her book “Body Love.” Fab Four meals turn off hunger hormones, squelch inflammation, and provide the body with the perfect complete meal of essential nutrients. The Fab Four provides the structure for eating healthy without “eat” and “do not eat” lists.
Kelly created the Fab Four Smoothie formula to help her clients build a low sugar meal replacement smoothie. This is very different from the many juice shops, grocery smoothie bars and smoothie recipes online, which can be loaded with sugar, specifically fructose sugar from excess fruit, agave, dates, and juice. When it comes to energy, skin health, and weight loss, the #fab4smoothie is the key! The Fab Four formula limits fruit and instead helps you fill up on protein, fat, fiber and greens which naturally help to elongate and balance your blood sugar curve.
You can learn more about healthy Fab Four Smoothies and see my other recipes HERE.