Breakfast | Snack

Sweet Cherry Smoothie

  • 10 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 0 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 1

    Serving

  • 309

    Calories

  • 3g

    Fat

  • 58g

    Carbs

  • 17g

    Protein

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Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Frozen Cherries
  • ½ Cup Frozen Spinach
  • ½ Cup Frozen, Riced Cauliflower
  • ½ Cup Frozen Banana
  • 1½ Cups Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 (5.3 oz) Carton Vanilla Greek Yogurt, pasteurized
  • DDairy:

    Omit Greek yogurt, and use a plant-based version such as soy, coconut, or almond yogurt; use a plant-based protein powder

  • NNuts:

    Omit the almond milk; use soy, rice, or cow’s milk

Instructions

  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Combine Ingredients Combine cherries, spinach, cauliflower, banana, almond milk, cinnamon, and yogurt in a blender. Blend until thick and smooth. For a thinner consistency, add more liquid.

  • 3.

    Serve Serve immediately.

  • 4.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe adapted from damndelicious.net

Nourishment Notes

Smoothies

Smoothies are a great option for those with swallowing difficulties. They are cool, refreshing and the thickness can be adjusted by adding more liquids or frozen ingredients. They are also great for adding nutritional boosters, like protein powder.

Cherries

Cherries are a great source of antioxidants, including anthocyanins and quercetin. Anthocyanins may help decrease the risk for certain cancers and lower inflammation within the body. Quercetin helps protect DNA and the heart.

Cinnamon

Cinnamaldahyde, a compound found in cinnamon, may help to lessen the inflammation associated with certain cancers.

Fatigue Buster

  • Use Frozen Ingredients

    Use frozen fruits and vegetables.

  • Peel Banana Before Freezing

    Peel bananas before storing them in the freezer.

  • Make Frozen Grab Bags

    Make zip-top bags of all the frozen ingredients so you can quickly make a smoothie when you’re feeling hungry.

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