Wednesday, July 13, 2011
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."