It's also a really inopportune time to get sick. But, with all the stress and poor eating, it's actually pretty easy to catch a cold. So, I try to have a smoothie every morning—even if the rest of my day is spent snacking while shopping or having holiday cookies for dinner (don't hate!), at least I'm starting my day off with a nutritious breakfast.
Here's one I've been enjoying lately. Featuring nutritious cherries and cranberries, this drink is loaded with antioxidants, omega-3s and 6s, beta carotene, fiber, and some protein. It's also a meal that's fast and easy, which is really helpful on these busy days.
yields 16 ounces
- I cup frozen cherries
- 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
- 3/4 cup hemp milk (or whatever milk you like)
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- handful of ice
I find the sweetness of the cherries balances well with the tartness of the cranberries and yogurt—but you can certainly add honey or agave or other sweetener, to taste.
|Yes, I stuck my smoothie into a snow bank for these pix!|