Cherry Mint Smoothie

Smoothies are great for a quick breakfast and this one, made with almond beverage, is also terrific for a bedtime snack....

Smoothies are great for a quick breakfast and this one, made with almond beverage, is also terrific for a bedtime snack. Cherries are high in antioxidants to protect your health and have the bonus of containing melatonin to aid sleep. Using any cherry will do, if you can't find them fresh using frozen works just as well.

Notes

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving: 357 Calories; 3g Fat (8.9% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 62g Carbohydrate; 10g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 143mg Sodium.

Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  frozen cherries
  • 1 1/2  Cup  Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla
  • 1  Cup  fresh mint
  • 2  Tablespoons  hemp
  • 1  Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • Raw honey

Directions

1. Place cherries in blender topped with Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla and pulse to mash.

2. Rinse fresh mint, cut off woody stems and add. Add hemp seeds, cinnamon and raw honey, if using, and blend until smooth.

Cherry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Cherry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.