Cheribundi, Almond and Coconut Smoothie
Learn how celebrity chef Seamus Mullen incorporates hero foods that heal in this easy and delicious smoothie recipe, featuring Cheribundi tart cherry juice.
Seamus Mullen is an award-winning New York chef, competitive cyclist, restaurateur and cookbook author. In 2007, he was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a debilitating autoimmune disease, which forced him to rethink his relationship with food. “Ultimately, through food, exercise and lifestyle changes, I was able to successfully turn my health around," shares Mullen.
Chef Mullen says that Cheribundi is part of that ongoing lifestyle change and one of the keys to improving his RA along with a diet full of healing foods. "Whether I'm spending the day in the kitchen or on my bike, I drink Cheribundi along with other 'Hero Food' to reduce soreness, boost my immune system and amplify my overall health.”
He released his latest cookbook, “Real Food Heals” hoping it inspires others to take control of their diet and general health. “As someone with RA, I’m constantly exploring the impact food has on our overall wellness. Cheribundi understands the importance of nutrition and routine for performance, and like me, they believe in helping people everywhere simply live healthier.” This smoothie recipe contains a number of ingredients that are healthy for people with arthritis, including tart cherry juice, almond butter and coconut water.
To make this recipe you will need a powerful blender and a glass or jar for serving and storing.
Nutritional Information (per serving)*:
Total Fat (19.5g); Carbohydrates (62g); Sodium (49mg); Sugar (48g); Fiber (11.9g); Cholesterol (0mg); Protein (7.6g)
8 oz. of Cheribundi 100% Tart Cherry juice
6 oz. of coconut water
1/2 an avocado
1 cup frozen wild blueberries
1 Tbsp. unsweetened almond butter
1. Combine Ingredients
Combine all ingredients in a powerful blender and process until smooth.
2. Serve & Enjoy
Serve immediately (or save in a glass jar in the fridge for later).
Arthritis-Friendly Cooking Tips:
- Cheribundi Tart Cherry juice is high in anthocyanins, a specific antioxidant that helps with oxidative stress and reduces soreness.
- Almond butter and blueberries are also good sources of antioxidants.
- Coconut water and avocados contain potassium which has been shown to help flush sodium and reduce inflammation.
Learn more about the Let’s Get a Grip on Arthritis campaign and our partners’ support by visiting arthritis.org/LetsGripArthritis.
*Disclaimer: All nutritional information provided is approximate and based on USDA measurements. Actual amounts may vary based on exact ingredients used, how they are prepared and serving size.
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