Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

Total time: 5 minutes Makes: 2 servings

➜ Do you fit your workouts in at night? Evening sweat sessions might be cutting into your slumber. The science is inconclusive regarding whether exercising in the evening can disrupt your sleep cycle, but if you find yourself too wired after p.m. runs, sip on this smoothie before bed. Tart cherry juice is a potent source of melatonin, which helps ease you into a restful slumber—no pills required.

INGREDIENTS :

  • 3/4 cup Montmorency (tart) cherry juice
  • 1 cup vanilla non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 banana

Directions :

In a blender, combine cherry juice, banana, yogurt, and ice. Blend until the mixture is smooth. Serve in 2 tall glasses.

Nutrition Facts :

PER SERVING: 129 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 11 g protein, 54 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrates, 18 g sugars (6 g added sugar), 0 g fiber

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