We love baking ride goodies to fuel us for our cycling adventures, and we also love making recovery creations for the post-ride fill-up too. This spring, we’ve fallen in love with the highly underestimated fruit: cherries.

Having teamed up with the cherry experts, CMI, we’ve learnt that not only do they taste good, there’s a wealth of nutritional and body benefits to be gained by introducing these little red orbs into your diet.

With the expert’s help, we’ve been busy whipping up a storm in the kitchen with a number of delicious cherry recipes to boost your pedal power, and soothe your aching muscles whilst remaining healthy, and easy to make. The first in our video recipe series is yummy cherry-almond smoothie.

You'll need...

  • 1 cup chilled Montmorency tart cherry juice
  • 1 cup chilled almond milk
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Once you've weighed out your ingredients, chop up the banana into chunks, and then throw it all into a blender. Blitz away until you're happy with the consistency, although we prefer smooth and frothy for our smoothies. Serve up chilled, and enjoy!

If that wasn't easy enough, check out the 65 second video below of us making our own in the TWC kitchen.

For further information about the health benefits of cherries, and for inspiration on how you can introduce them into your diet, head over the the CMI website here.

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