I have been wanting to make a Chocolate Cherry Bomb for… months! I don’t really know what was stopping me – I think it was the ridiculous price of cherries. Anyhow, I finally purchased all of the ingredients I needed to create this adored smoothie, and today was the day I decided to give it a whirl.
Chocolate Cherry Bomb: Hillary’s Whey
- 1 packet Tera’s Whey – fair trade dark chocolate
- 3/4 c. organic unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- huge handful of homegrown [organic] spinach
- 1/2 c. frozen organic cherries
- 1 banana
Variable 1: Unfortunately, my CCB experience was not a good one. The smoothie tasted pretty darn delicious – it was extra-thick [from the whey powder I presume], and had a subtle chocolate flavor. However, my stomach is not so happy at the moment. I would like to blame it on the packet of protein powder, as I don’t typically add ‘supplements’ to my food; perhaps, I am just unusually full from the foreign 20 grams of protein in my “Green Monster”. I didn’t realize the individual packet also came with a 110 calorie price tag. I only managed to drink half of the smoothie, as that was a hefty snack in itself!
Variable 2: Another reason for the knot in my stomach may be due to the fact that I’m in charge of the food for a 200 top wedding this weekend – gah! I know… what? I was asked to do the job less than two weeks ago – ummm, crazy? I told the bride many times that I work for a caterer, but am not a professional myself. We’ll see how this goes. Wish me luck!
Alrighty, folks. I’m going to go be a vegetable on the couch and watch SYTYCD.
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