Cherry Almond Smoothie

By Jennifer Iserloh

This smoothie contains ground flax that has omega-3 fatty acids—a powerful anti-inflammatory.

Yields: 2 servings


1 cup frozen or fresh black sweet pitted cherries
1 cup non-fat, plain yogurt or kefir
4 ice cubes
¼ cup toasted whole almonds
1 tsp almond extract
2 tsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp ground golden flax


In a blender combine cherries, yogurt or kefir, ice cubes, almonds, almond extract, sugar, and flax.

Nutrition facts (per serving) serving size about 2 cups: calories 306, protein 12 g, carbohydrates 39 g, fat 12 g (saturated fat 1g), cholesterol 2 mg, fiber 5 g, sodium 96 mg

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Published September 2011

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