Post-Workout Recovery Tart Cherry Smoothie Bowl

Recharge after a workout with this colorful Tart Cherry Smoothie Bowl! Tart cherries have been known to promote faster recovery after a workout by reducing muscle damage and inflammation! This smoothie bowl is packed with healthy ingredients like tart cherries, cacao powder and chia seeds! 

Recipe Details

Prep time Total time
10 mins 10 mins

1 serving


  • 2 cups frozen Montmorency tart cherries
  • 3/4 cup dairy free milk of choice (almond, coconut or oat milk), plus more to thin if necessary
  • 1 scoop your favorite protein powder (recommend collagen peptides or plant based protein powder)
  • 2 tablespoons natural nut butter of choice (I love peanut, cashew or almond butter)
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon cacao powder for a boost of iron
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Drizzle of drippy nut butter
  • Granola if you’re feeling fancy


  1. To make the smoothie bowl: add tart cherries, milk, protein powder, nut butter, and optional cacao powder to a high-speed blender. Blend on high until ingredients are well combined. You may need to add more milk, but since this is a smoothie bowl, we want it pretty thick. I think ¾ cup is perfect.
  2. Pour into a bowl and top with coconut flakes, chocolate chips, chia seeds and a few tart cherries. Enjoy! Feel free to add 1-2 cups organic spinach to the smoothie if you want to get some greens in. The smoothie will likely turn a brownish color though.

Recipe courtesy of Recipe courtesy of Monique Volz,