Updated: Jan 20
I've always loved milkshakes. Who doesn't? For me, milkshakes bring up fun childhood memories with my Dad. I can remember him periodically making us chocolate peanut butter milkshakes at home, or after a soccer game, stopping by Frisko Freeze in Tacoma to grab a burger and milkshake. The milkshake was always my favorite part, aside from hanging out with him.
Luckily, both he and I now consume more smoothies than milkshakes, but this new smoothie I'm into taste a little bit smoothie, a little bit milkshake, which is probably why I love it so much!
Not only is it good, it is so quick and easy to make. No chopping, washing or dicing. Just gather the ingredients, throw them in the blender, and you are good to go.
The best part is that it is packed with vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants. Here are some of it's benefits:
Antioxidants, sleep support, and joint pain relief from the frozen cherries.
Heart health support and anti-inflammatory properties from the cacao powder. It's also known to boost your energy naturally. You can order some here if you are unfamiliar with cacao powder.
Skin and digestive support plus lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from the raw honey. (Look for a raw honey like at beekeepersnaturals.com.)
Complete protein, brain boosting properties, and vitamins and minerals from the bee pollen, but this is used as the topping and is optional. Again, you can find bee pollen on amazon or from beekeepersnaturals.com.
I hope you enjoy!
*WARNING*: If you have an allergy to bees, bee pollen and honey may not be good for you. Check with your doctor or start with very small doses.
Cherry Milkshake Smoothie Recipe
Makes 1 large smoothie.
1 cup frozen cherries
1-1 1/2 cups almond milk (or favorite milk)
2 tablespoons cacao powder
1 teaspoon raw honey
2-3 ice cubes
1/2 teaspoon bee pollen (optional)
1/2 teaspoon cacao nibs (optional)
Place cherries, milk, cacao powder, honey and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Poor into a glass and top with bee pollen and cacao nibs.