February is Cherry Month

Tart cherries are available as dried, frozen and juice, so they are extremely versatile and always available, making them the ideal power food to bring with you anytime, anywhere, for any exercise occasion.

  • Dried cherries make a good grab-and-go snack
  • Add dried cherries to a hot bowl of Irish Oats for a breakfast boost
  • Create a quick yogurt parfait with vanilla yogurt, granola and dried cherries
  • Add dried cherries to a fresh spinach salad with walnuts for a light post-exercise meal
  • Stir up whole grain couscous with grilled chicken, dried cherries and a splash of cherry juice for added flavor
  • Rehydrate and refresh with the Red Alert - a mix of cherry juice, coconut water, and club soda
  • Recharge with the Red Recharger Smoothie, a triple hit of cherries, antioxidants, and protein

Cherries powerful package of antioxidants and phytonutrients delivers:

  • Anthocyanins –antioxidants that are responsible for cherries’ anti-inflammatory benefits. Cherries may work like common pain medications reduce post-exercise muscle soreness.
  • Melatonin – a potent antioxidant that may help improve natural sleep patterns, which may impact overall quality of your training.
  • Other antioxidants – cherries contain at least 17 antioxidants, including powerful antioxidants that may help boost immunity…keeping your training schedule on track.
  • Essential nutrients – cherries are a good source of vitamin A (beta carotene) and also contain fiber.