Recipes for Health: Cherry Almond Smoothie

IMAGE CREDIT: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times

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."

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One Response to “Recipes for Health: Cherry Almond Smoothie”

  1. foteini Says:

    Looks delicious!! 🙂

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