Cherry Vanilla Smoothie Bowl
Enjoy this Cherry Vanilla Smoothie Bowl for a post-workout refuel or a sleepy-time snack. This recipe features CardioTabs, which I serve as a brand ambassador. I was not compensated for my time to create this recipe – I just really like it!
I’m one of the last people who wants to give up on warm weather. Which is why I love foods that can straddle summer and fall well – like a smoothie bowl! This Cherry Vanilla Smoothie Bowl is the perfect fall weather food that still has summer vibes.
I recently did a corporate wellness event on the topic of “Foods to Help You Sleep,” and had a ton of leftovers available. So I took matters into my own hands, grabbed my Ninja blender, and Cherry Vanilla deliciousness appeared.
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BREAKING DOWN THE CHERRY VANILLA SMOOTHIE BOWL
This bowl features ingredients that have research supporting they will help promote better sleep:
- Milk, Yogurt & Whey Protein: helps the brain use an amino acid called tryptophan to manufacture melatonin, a sleep triggering hormone
- Tart Cherry Juice & Berries: naturally boosts melatonin and acts as an anti-inflammatory
- Wheat Germ: carbs help increase tryptophan and increase insulin levels, which can cause drowsiness
Recently I had the pleasure of being introduced to CardioTabs, a line of heart healthy supplements to help meet nutrition needs when food may not be the only solution. I am definitely a Food First person, but sometimes we need a little extra help with getting our nutrients. When CardioTabs sent me a few of their items to try, I was pleasantly surprised. The item I’ve enjoyed the most is their CardioWhey Creamy Vanilla Bean, which has 6g of fiber and 21g of protein per 2 scoop serving. I even gave it to Taco for his post-workout recovery when he was training for his Warrior Challenge (hear more about it on Episode 7 of the Podcast).
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Too many whey proteins often have a funky aftertaste – this is one of the few that doesn’t. Even Taco agreed with me this is one of the best tasting protein powders he’s tried – and he’s a chocolate milk purist for his post-recovery. Using the CardioTabs CardioWhey Creamy Vanilla Bean helped to thicken up my smoothie bowl, add in extra protein, and gave my Cherry Vanilla Smoothie Bowl it’s vanilla flavor.
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Fuel up for your day with this Cherry Vanilla Smoothie Bowl sweet treat. Don’t forget to decorate your smoothie bowl with favorite toppings! I recommend granola, nuts, seeds, and more fruit.
Cherry Vanilla Smoothie Bowl
- 3/4 C frozen cherries OR mixed berries look for option that contains cherries
- ½ C Plain Icelandic Skyrr recommend Siggis
- ¼ C tart cherry juice
- 2 scoops CardioTabs Vanilla Bean CardioWhey protein
- 2 TB nonfat dried milk powder
- 1 TB wheat germ or ground flax seeds
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