HEALTHY CHERRY ALMOND SMOOTHIE

HEALTHY CHERRY ALMOND SMOOTHIE

  03 Oct 2018

Treat yourself to this healthy, delicious and satisfying Cherry Almond Smoothie for breakfast! It tastes like cherry pie and revs your metabolism for the day!

Metabolism Boosting Cherry Almond Smoothie

Things can be hectic in the morning, so whether you’re a busy mom or just want to eat healthy and clean, starting your day with a breakfast smoothie is the optimal way to  keep your metabolism running smoothly.  Breakfast smoothies are so satisfying and filling plus you can take them on the go!  I consider a smoothie an essential part of my morning because:

  1. It’s easy to make.
  2. It primes your metabolism.
  3. It sets you up for a clear, clean pattern of eating for the day.

The almonds and cherries in this recipe taste like a cherry pie. The spinach in this smoothie might seem like a strange addition, but you won’t even taste it and you’ll reap the nutritional benefits of fiber, folate, vitamin C and much more! Bonus!

You may also like this Strawberry Kale Smoothie! You can barely taste the kale 🙂

Use this three-step process to ensure you blend a metabolism boosting breakfast every time!

Step 1: Begin with Core Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1 – 2 Scoops High-Quality Protein Powder. Your powder should be between 15-25g of protein, less than 6g of carbohydrate, less than 2 grams of sugar and preferably at least 2 grams of dietary fiber.
    I like whey or pea protein the best.  Here are my two favorites: Whey Protein and Vega Protein & Greens
  • 1 Tablespoon Chia and/or Flax Seed. This adds some healthy omega-3’s and fiber to your smoothie. {optional}
  • 4–8+ Ounces Dairy-Free Liquid. You may use one liquid alone or a combination of two different liquids (i.e. half water and half unsweetened almond milk). Less liquid may be used if you prefer a thicker consistency to your shake. Add more liquid if you prefer a thinner consistency shake. Dairy-free liquid choices include:  Water, coconut milk or unsweetened plain almond milk.

Step 2: Choose Some Add-Ins

The add-ins will provide you with some awesome nourishment for your day.  Adding powerful nutrients in the form of fiber and/or fat will help keep you satiated and satisfied for several hours! Perfect! No snacking on empty calories! I recommend you choose at least 2 items from the list below:

  • 1⁄2 ripe avocado
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1⁄2–1 ounce nuts (i.e. almonds, cashews, walnuts) or 1 TBSP nut or seed butter (i.e. almond or cashew butter)
  • 1 scoop of Green SuperFood or Reds powder
  • 1 Tbsp flax seed Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Hempseed

Step3: Blend and Enjoy!

Cherry Almond Smoothie

Treat yourself to this healthy, delicious and satisfying Cherry Almond Smoothie for breakfast! It tastes like cherry pie!

 Course Breakfast, Snack
 Cuisine American
 Prep Time 5 minutes
 Servings 1 serving
 Calories 217 kcal
 Author Erin @ Suburban Simplicity

Ingredients

  • 1 – 2 scoops protein powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plain almond milk (or 1⁄2 cup canned full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup cherries fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup baby spinach leaves optional
  • 2 teaspoons stevia optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract optional
  • 2 tablespoons almonds or almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the blender and add a tiny bit of water to create desired consistency. Process until smooth. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.

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