[Recipe] Chocolate Ginger n Cherry Smoothie from 150 Cals


I love ginger, especially when it is covered in chocolate. Mmm! However, while that may be the best way to eat it, it’s not the most healthy – unfortunately, lol!

What about chocolate covered cherries? OK, I’d better stop drooling and get on with this post …

Smoothies can be drool-worthy, too. Try this delicious chocolate, ginger and cherry smoothie and let us know what you think.


You can use tart cherries or sweet cherries to great benefit. Tart cherries, as the name implies, are sour but they contain more anthocyanins. These are antioxidants that promote the anti-inflammatory processes in our bodies. Inflammation is great when we injure ourselves as it’s the body’s natural way of healing. However, sometimes inflammation can be produced that is not healthy. Cherries can help with those unhealthy effects.

The calories will be slightly higher with sweet cherries: about 97 per cup (155 grams) as against 77 for sour.


Ginger is another food with antioxidant/anti-inflammatory properties. Joe Leech, MS, writing at the Healthline website reports on its various benefits …

Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few.


Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice …


There are some studies showing ginger to be effective at reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis, which is a very common health problem.


Add to all that the benefits of raw cacao and raw honey and you have one super-healthy smoothie, not to mention a tasty one.


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