Black Cherry Vanilla Almond Smoothie

This is one of my favorite smoothies. The black cherries are perfectly sweet and the almond matches up so well. Sometimes I pump up the almond a bit and use almond milk instead of regular milk. It almost tastes like dessert!

I loved these crazy straws growing up. I was so excited to find one! Although not the widest to allow for smoothie passage, it’s still fun to look at.

Ingredients:

1 cup frozen pitted black cherries

1/2 banana

1/4 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt

1 Tbsp sliced almonds

3/4 cup milk or almond milk

Directions:

  1. Place ingredients, in the order listed, into a rocket blender. Seal with the cross blade base and pulse until well combined.
  2. Enjoy!!

Source: Adapted from SELF Challenge 2010 Month 1

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  1. Made this for breakfast this morning, with slight adaptations, and my husband pronounced it delicious. That’s a very high compliment from him. The only changes I made were to use plain non-fat Greek yogurt, omit the nuts, and use half a scoop of vanilla-almond protein powder plus a splash of vanilla extract (I’m a bug about having a high level of protein in my meals). This recipe is a definite keeper. :-)