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Part of my nutrition philosophy is to eat the right foods at the right times. After a workout, especially strength training or high intensity interval training where you break down muscle tissue, it's essential to give your body the nutrients it needs to recover. Blend this smoothie up and enjoy within 30-60 minutes after your workout. 

Ingredients: 

* 1 cup of frozen pitted cherries
* 1 scoop of protein powder (opt for plant based or organic, grass-fed, cold-processed whey protein)
* 1 pitted date
* 1 TSP cacao powder
* 1 TBSP ground chia seeds
* 1-1.5 cups of water or almond milk
* 2-3 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients and enjoy!