We all know how much I love Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice. I drink it a lot during marathon training, after races, and after strength workouts to prevent muscle soreness and fight inflammation. They recently sent me some of their new products to sample.
Last night I tried the new Tart Cherry Restore.
This flavor has 40 cherries and only 90 calories per serving. I liked that a lot because I’m a big fan of their Light Cherry, which has the same amount of calories. Restore cherry juice just has an added bonus. It contains high levels of vitamin B6, B12, Thiamin, Biotin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Panthothenic Acid and Folic Acid keep you going longer and help you recover faster after workouts.
The flavor was exactly the same as the light cherry. Tart with a tiny hint of sweetness. I loved it! It’s definitely a great way to rehydrate after an intense workout. I drank it immediately after bikram-style hot yoga where I was sweating buckets. Its a great alternative to Gatorade, which I can get sick of easily.
The other new flavor I have yet to try is Tart Cherry Relax—this juice contains 40 fresh-pressed cherries and 90 calories per 8 oz. bottle. The natural melatonin in tart cherries coupled with L-Theanine provides drinkers with a delicious, healthy choice for relaxation and deeper sleep. L-Theanine has been studied for its potential ability to reduce mental and physical stress, improve cognition and boost mood.
I also really like that the new flavors have less calories and less sugar than the traditional cherry juice! I can’t wait to try this one, along with Tart Cherry Rebuild–the cherry juice with added protein. I’ll report back on those soon.
In the meantime, check out my recipe for my Tart Cherry Recovery Smoothie, a perfect smoothie that I love drinking post-long run.
As always, I’ll reveal I was sent Cheribundi free of charge in exchange for review of the new products. All opinions are my own.