While I was recovering, I was lucky enough to have family come down to VA to visit for a weekend and pamper me with goodies like these cherries. Jeff’s not a huge cherry fan, so I set about devouring them in as many ways as I could–not a problem for me!
One of those cherry creations was this cherry almond smoothie. I swear, it’s almost too healthy to look this tasty. The cherries are loaded with antioxidants and fiber and then with the added almonds, flax, and chia, this smoothie definitely makes for a great start to your day, or a great pick-me-up afternoon snack.
I was a little hesitant to add the blueberry yogurt into the mix, but to be honest, it was all I had in the fridge and since my head injury wouldn’t allow me to go to the store, I had to make do with what I had on hand. But, true to form, I loved the sweet/tart flavor it added! Smoothie ingredients just seem to never go wrong.
I also added a little coconut almond milk to play up the whole almonds addition, but regular or even vanilla almond milk would work as well.
Do you put cherry season to good use?
Cherry Almond Smoothie
1 cup pitted cherries (about 7 total)
2.5 ounces blueberry yogurt (about 1/4 cup)
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon flaxseed
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 cup coconut almond milk
Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse to mix well.
Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Time: 5 minutes