Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie

Hello, hello!  I hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

Question for ya:  Can you eat healthy at a bbq or is it really difficult?  For me it’s a challenge.  Mike and I attended my neighbor’s BBQ yesterday afternoon and I knew I should go into the party with a game plan (and really stick to it this time!)  I usually start off fairly healthy and slowly end up pigging out on anything and everything in sight.  This time I was going to practice will power!

Here’s a couple of the rules I tried to follow:

  • Drink water and not just beer.
  • Take a loop around to check out all the food before digging in.
  • Do not stand near a food table!
  • Start with veggies and fruits (whenever I start with healthy foods, it’s easier sticking with them).
  • Don’t eat crap that I can eat anytime, such as Doritos and tortilla chips.
  • 1 dessert, so pick wisely.
  • Have protein with my meal.

And surprisingly my game plan worked!!  I also reminded myself that a BBQ isn’t all about the food, it’s about hanging-out and catching up with friends and family…  :D

Mid-Morning Snack

Once again I was craving a cold, tasty smoothie today.  I decided to mix it up by adding the dark sweet cherries that we had in the fridge.  I also wanted it to be a filling smoothie so I knew a scoop of protein powder as a must. And to make it even better I threw some chocolate shavings to the top of the glass.  Perfect-O. :)

 Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie

Combine the following in the blender:

  • 1 cup pitted dark sweet cherries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

**Top the smoothie with chocolate shavings.

This smoothie is loaded with protein and antioxidants!  ENJOY!



  1. Yummy lookin’ smoothie! I’ve never thoguht of adding cherries! Were they hard to pit??


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