Cherry Berry Lemonaide Smoothie

So a lot has happened. I was eating quite healthy, then not at all. Plus I started smoking again. My health slipped because of it, for the first time in my life I was chronically ill and didn’t know what with for months. Heck, there still isn’t a consensus but the general thought is I was eating something my body couldn’t process so my stomach became inflamed and wasn’t processing anything. So I was starving, no matter what I ate always hungry, always malnourished which led to other issues. That’s under control now (thanks to vitamin shots).  Which helped me to quit smoking. I’m back to eating healthy and with a busy schedule one thing I have managed to start doing every morning is have a smoothie. Most of the time I use my massive smoothie pinterest board but today I was craving something I couldn’t find. I wanted Cherry Lemonaide because I was craving tart, sweet and DOMS reducing for a pre-workout energizer.

1 handful dried cherries

1 cup frozen cherries

1 cup blueberries (ran out of cherries)

juice from 1-2 lemons (I used 2 but it’s VERY tart)

1 handful spinach

Optional Supplements

1 tbsp maca

1 tbsp flax seeds

1 tsp bee pollen

water as needed

Blend, blend blend. I used my vitamix so it blended smooth. With the amount of frozen and dried (sweetened) berries I didn’t need to add any additional sweetener. I’m liking it and I must be near to a month straight. I wish I was doing so well on the Bender 30 Day Challenge. I got through day 2 and was so sore I could barely move and I have a physically demanding career these days. I waited for the soreness to subside somewhat reluctantly but not wanting to risk injury. So I missed 2 days to that and then a 3rd when my plans to workout with my well workout buddy fell through for the day. Today is another day I’m to work out on my own. I’m just a little hesitant. I suppose if I end up too stiff and sore again I’ll have to consider starting with an easier workout and do the challenge when it’s less debilitating. Meanwhile I started listening to Divergent and feel like a wimp, not because I had to rest but because I didn’t start right back in the second I was able. So today is the day!

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