Nothing says spring more than the bud to bloom of the beloved Cherry Blossom Tree – with their elegant arrangement of flowers and endless color, these trees dance when a spring breeze catches their branches. As I found myself daydreaming about these amazing trees and anxiously awaiting their bounty of beauty, just then I realized with a hooray…that I would soon being seeing and walking among these magnificent trees. This year the blossoms are predicted to peak from April 3 – 6 and only lasting a few weeks, with this date fast approaching I penciled it in my calendar with a big exclamation mark. “Cherry Blossoms!! MUST SEE!!” All of sudden, I immediately found myself craving and thinking about my other beloved cherries. Now I know I’m getting ahead of myself as cherries aren’t in season till summer but I just couldn’t resist, and with cherries on my mind, in all forms, I blended up this delicious smoothie to go with my side of cherry blossom daydreaming. This decadent chocolatey smoothie makes the perfect treat to celebrate spring and it’s other “sister” – Cherry Blossom.
Chocolate Cherry Smoothie
1 1/4 cup cherries, frozen or fresh
1 1/2 cup almond milk
2 tsp. cacao powder
1 tsp. coconut nectar or honey
Small handful alfalfa sprouts
Dash of cinnamon
Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy.