Cherry Protein Self-care Smoothie

Guest recipe and blog by Sarah Mason @therootedblonde

It’s officially February & you know what that means…

LOVE IS IN THE AIR! (Especially some self love!)

What better way to celebrate than making this delicious, cherry protein smoothie topped with… you guessed it… Chocolate!

This smoothie is made with simple ingredients that will satisfy that sweet tooth. Plus it’s packed with gut loving ingredients that will not only give you level energy but make your skin glow from within.

Cherries and cacao nibs are high in antioxidants that promote a healthy inflammatory response…

Coconut milk is an amazing, healthy fat and helps keep blood sugar level…

Collagen Powder is wonderful for glowing skin, joint, and hair health…

Bananas are a good source of prebiotics (food for your gut bacteria) and pair perfectly with Just Thrive Probiotic. Just Thrive is a true health superstar that not only nourishes your digestive health, but also increases energy and mood, supports immunity, and promotes healthy skin.

This smoothie makes the perfect breakfast, snack, and even dessert!

Did I mention that it’s super simple to make? Here’s what you need…

Cherry Protein Self-care Smoothie

Prep time: 3 minutes 
Cook time: 2 minutes 
Total time: 5 minutes
Course: breakfast/ snack
Diet: vegan, plant based, gluten free 
Servings: 1


  • 1 frozen banana (slicked)
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 scoop unflavored collagen (or sub for vanilla protein powder)
  • 1 capsule Just Thrive Probiotic
  • Cacao nibs (for topping)


  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth & creamy
  2. Pour into your favorite glass and top with cacao nibs
  3. (optional) Add additional toppings like gluten free granola
  4. Sip into pure cherry chocolate bliss

You could also make this into a delicious smoothie bowl that literally tastes like ice cream by simply reducing the amount of coconut milk to 1/2 cup.

Either way this cherry and cacao nib smoothie is about to become your new favorite on repeat!


Tag me in on my Instagram when you try it so I can see all of your yummy creations!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sarah Mason

PS: Want to know the secret to transform any smoothie into a gut-nourishing treat?

Just open up a cap of Just Thrive Probiotic and mix it into whatever you’re making. 

With NO-taste & NO-smell, it’s an easy way to get daily TLC for your digestive and immune system… 

And because Just Thrive Probiotic is incredibly resilient – It can withstand extreme temperatures, so you can cook, bake, and freeze with it without losing potency. Enjoy all your favorite drinks and dishes without compromising on your health goals.

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