Posts Tagged ‘black cherries’

Dark Chocolate Black Cherry Oatmeal Cookie-wiches

Are whoopie pies cakes or cookies? I know the name says pies, but they do not resemble a pie at all. It is more like a cake-like cookie with yummy filling sandwiched between. But I suppose “cake-cookie sandwiches” isn’t as fun to say as “whoopie pies”. Twittering didn’t help either as people went either way. Some said they were both or neither, claiming to be in a category all their own. I’m going to submit this issue to “Unsolved Mysteries”.

I decided to stick to the name “cookie-wiches” for this creation because they ended up not quite looking like whoopie pies. Shun me if you dare, but these cake-like cookies were just begging to be sandwiched around some fluffy goodness. And there is even 0% Black Cherry Chobani Greek yogurt in there instead of cream cheese. Excuse me while I shake up some other baking ideologies.

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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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