Red Cherry Chocolate Smoothie

2013-05-29 09.26.09

This Red Cherry Chocolate Smoothie is a fun and delicious smoothie that I whipped up for breakfast yesterday morning.  It can be enjoyed any time of the day and would make a great snack or dessert.  I added the beet to give it the bright red color and a bit of a nutritional “kick”.  The Hemp seeds provide additional protein while the maca and raw cacao powder provide an energy boost.  We are very picky about our cherries around here and only like to snack on them when they are really crunchy and crisp (which only lasts about a day).  I wash, pit and freeze all the rest so that I can make smoothies out of them later on.

1/2 c. pitted sweet cherries
1/4 c fresh blueberries
1 T Raw cacao powder
1 2″ chunk of peeled raw beet
1 T raw hemp seeds
stevia to taste
1 cup ice cubes
1 cup filtered water

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until smooth.