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Just a peek at actress and Real Girl’s Kitchen chef Haylie Duff’s Instagram shows that she is one foodie who doesn’t care much for a sugar high. (She does, however, seem to be a connoisseur of chicken wings and fish tacos—totally relatable, TBH.)

But one of her newest kitchen staples takes her repertoire in a sweet new direction: a cherry-chocolate protein smoothie that could easily double as dessert.

According to Duff, an ambassador for Burt’s Bees’ new line of plant-based, organic protein powders, she fell for the recipe even though she wasn’t its target audience. “I love green smoothies, but I wanted to make one that my fiancé would drink,” she explains. “I added cherries and blackberries, and I snuck in chia seeds because I knew he wouldn’t see them.” Hey, anything for omega-3s.

Not only is this smoothie a chocoholic’s post-workout dream, but its antioxidant-rich, anti-inflammatory ingredients are also seriously glow-enhancing—just ask Duff. “I think the most important thing [in beauty] is putting good stuff in,” she says. “You’ll see the results on the outside.” A cherry on top, if ever there was one.

Scroll down for Haylie Duff’s decadent chia-cherry-chocolate smoothie recipe.

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Photo: Instagram/@haylieduff
Photo: Instagram/@haylieduff

Haylie Duff’s Chia Cherry Chocolate Smoothie

Yields 1-2 servings

Ingredients
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 cup almond milk
1 cup frozen cherries (pitted)
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup blackberries
2 Tbsp Greek yogurt
1/2 cup ice

1. Blend all ingredients together.

Each week we spotlight a healthy-delish recipe that’s truly genius (and easy to make) from someone who’s wowed us in the food world. We’re talking buzzy cookbook authors and Instagram foodies to brilliant chefs. Get more must-try, mind-blowing ideas from the Recipe of the Week archive.

For more celeb smoothie inspo, check out these seriously delish recipes from Jennifer AnistonKourtney Kardashian, Elle Macpherson, and Adriana Lima