Light and refreshing, this black cherry almond smoothie is the perfect snack to fill AND soothe your tummy after all that heavy holiday eating.
Almonds– Full of healthy fats, protein, magnesium and vitamin E, almonds have even been shown to aid in weight loss.
I used skim milk in this smoothie but if milk doesn’t agree with you, cashew, almond, or even rice milk is great. I also used to stevia to sweeten it up a little bit but again, if you’re not a fan, honey, agave nectar, or any sweetener of your choice is fine. This recipe makes smoothies for 2, but could easily be doubled or tripled to make enough for the whole family. Enjoy!
Black Cherry Almond Smoothie
- 1 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
- 1 1/2 cups frozen black cherries, no sugar added
- 3/4 cup fat free milk
- 2 tablespoons milled flaxseed
- 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
- 2 single serve packets stevia
- 2-3 drops almond extract
Using a table top blender, add yogurt, cherries, and milk and blend until smooth.
Add flaxseed, almonds, sweetener, and extract and blend well.
Nutrition Facts Servings 2.0 Amount Per Serving 1 Calories 233 Total Fat 6g Saturated Fat 1g Monounsaturated Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 7mg Sodium 99mg Potassium 401mg Total Carbohydrate 29g Dietary Fiber 5g Sugars 22g Protein 19g