cherry smoothies & cherry fests

Good morning 🙂

Today kicks off the Whole Foods Cherry Fest!

Apparently, Whole Foods will be raffling off tickets to the Pacific Northwest, selling their cherries at a discounted price ($1.99/pound), and doing other fun things throughout June and July.  My local store has events next week.

To join in on the fun, I started my day with cherries!

Chocolate Cherry Almond Smoothie

(similar to the famous CCBS)

  • 1 cup chocolate almond milk
  • 1/2 packet Amazing Grass chocolate meal
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/2 cup water to make it mix better!

WOW – this was good.  Who knew that cherries and almond butter would mix so well?!

I also swung by Whole Foods on my way to work and picked up some cherries.

I purchased three bags of cherries (6.5 lbs).  Some to eat now and some to freeze for later.  A 10 ounce bag of frozen cherries will cost you between $3.99 – $5.99 a pop, so buying the cherries at a discount sure does help with my cherry addiction!

I packed a good lunch today as well.

A salad with red leaf lettuce, sprouted wheatberries, radishes, jicama, tomato, pecans and cranberries tossed with fig infused vinegar.

And, native strawberries which are so sweet!

Happy Friday!

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