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, USA Montmorency Tart Cherries, 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 video recipe series will cover:

Tart Cherry Matcha Smoothie: You'll need...

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  • 4 oz filtered water
  • 1 small banana
  • 1/2 cup pineapple (fresh or canned in juice)
  • 1/2 cup frozen Montmorency Tart Cherries
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder

This could not be simpler, just place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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If that wasn’t easy enough, check out the short 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.