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A Smoothie inspired by everyone's friends: Ben & Jerry

Updated: Feb 10, 2019

Somedays I have a major sweet tooth. I'm sure you can relate? Luckily for me, Ben & Jerry's has a dairy free line of their impeccable ice creams (damn lactose intolerance!). Of their many marvelous flavours, I find their Cherry Garcia to be the most addicting. So much so that I sometimes wake up wanting it. No joke.

Living alone, it can be tempting to crack open a pint and demolish it without being caught. Yes, even Barre Instructors fall victim to the "Oh, I'll just a few bites!" idea. Knowing that my day will not go well if it starts off with a sugar rush & crash, I had to find my fix some other way.

Let me tell you, if you think I get excited when your legs start shaking while in a plie, you have not seen me in my kitchen when I think that I've mastered a new recipe. I must say, I am pretty frickin' proud of what I came up with. So much so, that I just have to share it with you.

A bit of a disclaimer, my recipe is plant-based (vegan). I will include notes about substitutions for various ingredients in case you don't already have some of them.

So here it is, my Cherry Garcia Smoothie:

1 banana (fresh or frozen)

1-1.5 c. frozen dark cherries

1/2 tbsp. cacao powder