Red Recharger Smoothie
Tart cherry juice after a workout is the way many athletes ease muscle soreness. This triple hit of tart cherries, antioxidants, and protein is a great post-exercise treat, If you like an extra-tart drink, add another red recharger - 1 /2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries - to the blender.
1 cup thawed tart cherries
1 cup fresh or partially frozen strawberries
3 Tablespoons orange juice concentrate
1 /2 cup plain, nonfat yogurt (or vanilla nonfat yogurt)
1 /2 cup tart cherry juice
2 Tablespoons honey
Combine all ingredients, except nutmeg in a blender and whip until smooth. Pour into glasses and sprinkle with nutmeg.
Makes 2 servings (approx. 1 1 /2 cup each)
Nutrition Facts per 1 ½ cup serving: 241.9 calories, 0.5g fat, 0.1g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 59.8g carbohydrates, 0mg cholesterol, 4.5g protein, 4.3g fiber, 57.7mg sodium; Daily Values: 14.5% vitamin A, 146.3% vitamin C, 23.3% calcium, 7.6% iron