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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cherry Smoothie

This dairy-free smoothie serves well at breakfast or as an afternoon snack.

12 cherries, pitted (about 3 ounces)
1/4 cup almond meal, also called almond flour or almond powder (3/4 ounce)
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup almond beverage or milk
1/2 plum or peach
1 teaspoon agave nectar
3 ice cubes

1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.

Yield: One serving.

Advance preparation: This smoothie is best when freshly made but will keep for a few hours in the refrigerator. Shake well before drinking.

Nutritional information per serving: 285 calories; 1 gram saturated fat; 4 grams polyunsaturated fat; 10 grams monounsaturated fat; 0 milligrams cholesterol; 33 grams carbohydrates; 6 grams dietary fiber; 85 milligrams sodium; 8 grams protein

Martha Rose Shulman is the author of "The Very Best of Recipes for Health."

1 comment:

  1. This is going to make for a great breakfast, I am a big fan of smoothies and happy to hear this one is a dairy free type!


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