Cherries and Chia Seeds are two amazing super foods that you should have in your diet!
Chia is an edible seed. It has been used medicinally to relieve joint pain. Chia is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, even more so than flax seeds. Chia is also rich in antioxidants. Chia seeds also have a lot of fiber, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iron, and zinc.
Chia has a nutlike flavor. You can sprinkle ground or whole chia seeds on cereal and salads, add them to cracker or energy bar recipes, eat them as a snack, or grind them and mix them with flour when making baked goods.
Cherries are considered a “super-fruit” because they are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that may aid in the reduction of heart disease and cancer.
They are rich in vitamins C, E, potassium, magnesium, iron, folate and fiber.
Those who have fibromyalgia or chronic pain should consider adding cherries to their diet. Cherries can reduce inflammation and symptoms of arthritis and gout.
Because of their powerful anti-inflammatory benefits, cherries may also reduce pain and soreness after working out.
Like chia seeds, cherries are also a good source of fiber which is important for digestive health!
So, if you combine these two high-fiber, antioxidant-rich, anti-inflammatory foods with coconut water (which is high in potassium)…you get one super post-workout smoothie!
Cherry Chia Super Smoothie
Chia seeds will form a gel when mixed with liquid, so I recommend drinking this immediately. Or, you can store it in a mason jar and drink it after a workout.
You might also like this simple healthy green smoothie recipe!