Cherry Almond Smoothie

cherry almond smoothie

Nuts such as almonds are a delicious, rich kitchen ingredient that add protein and texture to your favorite smoothie recipe. They are also a good source of fiber and essential minerals like zinc and selenium.

Serves 1

Ingredients

1/2 cup frozen or fresh pitted cherries
1/2 cup plain reduced fat yogurt or kefir
1/3 vanilla protein powder
4 ice cubes
2 tablespoons toasted whole almonds
2 tablespoons ground flax
1 teaspoon stevia (optional)
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender along with 1/2 cup water and process until smooth. Serve immediately.

Swaps and Substitutions

  • Swap the almonds for pumpkin seeds or chia seeds.
  • Swap almond extract for vanilla.
  • Swap dairy yogurt or kefir for a non-dairy, cultured product made from soy or coconut.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving

2 cups: 378 calories. 32 g protein, 31 g carbohydrates, 17 g fat (2 g saturated), 2 mg cholesterol, 9 g fiber, 179 mg sodium.

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