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:
- Cherry almond smoothie (you can watch that here)
- Tart cherry, dark chocolate and cashew granola bars (you can watch that here)
- Tart cherry pie snack balls (you can watch that here)
- Cherry cocoa nib snack bars (you can watch that here)
- Tart cherry and mint sorbet
Tart Cherry and Mint sorbet: You’ll need…
- 2 cups frozen Montmorency tart cherries, partially thawed
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup mint leaves
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
Place the tart cherries, maple syrup, lemon juice, mint, coconut milk, water and salt in a high-speed blender. Blend on low and gradually work up to high speed. Blend until the fruit is very smooth and thick, like the texture of soft-serve. (Don’t overmix or your sorbet will start melting from the heat of the blender).
Serve as soft-serve immediately or pour into a freezer-safe container and freeze until firm, about 2-3 hours.
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.