Confused about what to eat this season? Hopefully, by now you know all the benefits of eating seasonally. If not, be sure to catch up on how you can save green by eating seasonally here. Now that you have this new found knowledge how do you apply it? What are some of the foods I should eat in May and how can they help my health? Isn’t there an amazing (easy) recipe I can try using this seasonal food? You’re in luck because we have done all the work for you!

Get ready to find out why cherries are going to be your new best friend this month! Has your health been in the pits lately? We have all had ups and downs with our health. It is a constant effort to ensure we provide our bodies with the foods and nutrients they need to function at their highest levels. That is why we love cherries!

9 health benefits of cherries

Cherries are what we call heavy hitters. They can help aid your health in a number of ways. Cheering for cherries! Cherries have been shown to improve liver, kidney, and heart health and function. They are high in antioxidants which makes them amazing at rejuvenating the skin and slowing down the rampant signs of aging. Cherries are one of the only naturally occurring forms of melatonin in food, other foods need to be converted into melatonin, which makes them great for reducing stress and improving sleep. Not to mention they have anti-inflammatory properties which help with joint pain.

Cherries can also help boost your immune system, lower cholesterol levels, and aid in digestion. If that wasn’t enough, here is the big one if you are trying to lose those extra pounds, they promote weight loss! I know they are clearly, a superhero fruit that everyone should think about incorporating into their diet. Now I know what you are thinking. You are ready to start eating cherries by the bowl but are looking for a quick, easy, and healthy recipe to sell your family on the amazing cherry.

Have no fear Chocolate Cherry Nice Cream is here!

Chocolate Cherry Nice Cream (VEGAN)

Category: Dessert, Fruit, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Seasonal, Vegan

Servings: 4

9 Reasons to Be Addicted to Cherries


  • 2 C frozen cherries
  • 2 frozen ripe bananas (riper = sweeter)
  • 1 C dark chocolate chips
  • 1 TBSP pure vanilla
  • 1 C full fat coconut milk


  1. Blend frozen fruit, vanilla, and milk together
  2. Add the cherries last and blend them shorter for more chunks
  3. Add in chocolate chips (I use vegan ones)
  4. Freeze until set
  5. If you like your ice cream consistency to be more soft serve it takes about two hours. For firmer ice cream freeze for around four hours.

Can’t wait to see what’s in store? Check out for more recipes and be sure to check The Best Holistic Health often for more content!

Dr. Dixie Short

Dr. Dixie Short

Dr. Dixie Short (aka Dr. Dee) is a DNM, with a PhD in Natural Medicine. She is dedicated to helping people establish healthy habits to create a natural healthy, joyful way of living. She believes that by focusing on nutrition we can rebuild our bodies from within. Dr. Dee first got started in natural medicine when traditional medicine failed not only her but her loved ones as well. She was tired of feeling helpless in dealing with her health and watching her loved ones struggle with their own.

Prior to going into natural medicine she was in school to be an MD. It was during her year and a half struggle that she was first introduced to a more holistic approach. Within weeks she was feeling relief. It occurred to her that she could apply the same simple techniques and approach to others who had fallen through the cracks with traditional medicine. It is Dr. Dee's mission to make healthy, joyful living obtainable for everyone.

Dr. Dee specializes in entrepreneurs with fast past lives that are looking to improve their health naturally and increase their productivity through out there day. She is most excited about creating programs that establish natural and easy lifestyle habits that are guaranteed to help clients achieve their health goals. If you are ready to build the life you have been dreaming of contact Dr. Dee and get ready to see the difference. Visit her website here.
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