Cherry Almond Smoothie

Cherry Almond Smoothie

 

I blinked and it is now the middle of August! Where did time go? We’ve been so busy getting ready for school. I seriously think I spent at least 80% of my waking day driving. Hence the reason for my absence.

The first day of school is Wednesday! I am just as sad and my kids for the start. I just love having them home. Nothing is better than being together. I’m also feeling like I need to grab every minute I can. My son is a junior this year, so he only has a couple of years before college.  Sheesh, where does time go?!

I need some feel good, cheer me up therapy.  Thankfully, I can get cheap therapy in a delicious smoothie! Talk about feel good food.  This Cherry Almond Smoothie is just delicious! It is so perfectly filling, sweet, and refreshing.

 

Cherry Almond Smoothie
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I love when cherries are in season. These guys are packed with antioxidants and phyotnutrients!  That beautiful ruby-red color of Cherries indicates they are full of anthocyanins which, help protect your heart.

High cholesterol runs in my family, so I’m always looking for foods to recommend for my Dad. Luckily, cherries have a cholesterol-lowering compound called beta-sitosterol.

Lately, it seems my vision is changing. I blame my phone and iPad, but regardless of the reason cherries have phytonutrients, lutein and zeaxanthin, which are great for protecting eyesight.

Cherry Nutrition

1 cup, pitted

Calories, 97
Fiber 3 g
Calcium 20 mg
Potassium 342 mg
Vitamin C 11 mg
Vitamin A 99 IU
Vitamin K 3.2 µg

 

Cherry Almond Smoothie

This smoothie is my translation of that Keep Calm and Carry On motto. I’m already feeling cheery 😀

Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods

 

 

 

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Cherry Almond Smoothie
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup pitted cherries
  • 1 small banana
  • ¼ cup 0% plain greek yogurt
  • 6 whole almonds
  • 1 tbsp ground flax meal
  • 1 cup reduced sugar vanilla almond milk
Instructions
  1. Add ingredients into blender and blend to desired consistency.
  2. Enjoy!

 

 

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