Thursday, May 10, 2012

Everything’s Coming Up Cherries

Most mornings I am the first one awake in the Ravelli household. Even Hazel has started to sleep in more and more.

So what pulls me out of bed so early while everyone else is snoozing?

(Besides having to pee….)

It’s this tiny little red light.

good morning coffee

A tiny little red light that tells me that coffee is ready and waiting for me!

However this morning as I enjoyed my morning coffee, I had a GREAT idea. Possibly…one of my best ideas ever.

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Strawberry Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothies!!

You’ll need:

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Makes 2 servings

1 cup frozen cherries

1/2 to 1 cup Strawberry Kefir

1 cup milk or milk substitute of your choice

2 scoops chocolate protein powder (I used Biochem Whey Protein in Chocolate Fudge)

1/2 tbsp. Chia powder – optional – for fiber

Blend Blend Blend

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Seriously, why have I never thought of this before?! Sweet. Chocolatey. Smooth.


Cherries are considered a super fruit, bursting with antioxidants and I love the flavor they bring to this smoothie. Coupled with the strawberry in the kefir, it’s the perfect blend of sweet and tart.


Happy Thursday!

I finally caught up on Gossip Girl! Eeeeeeeeeeee. The Season Finale looks good!

TONIGHT: New Office! AND BLT’s with kale chips Smile