Cherry Cocoa Almond Smoothie
with vanilla extract & creamy almond butter
Indulge & be fit! Cater to your cocoa craving with this lux fruity creation.
-3/4 cup frozen dark cherries (preferably without added sugar)
– 1 small frozen banana (peel & freeze the night before)
-1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (not “Dutch” processed-if possible as this makes for a milder flavor but strips out some antioxidants)
– 1 tsp almond butter
– 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (less for a thicker smoothie)
– 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Peel and freeze the banana at least 4 hours in advance. If you make smoothies often, keep some frozen ready to go.
Blend ingredients until smoothie and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, & soy-free. For a nut-free version swap the almond butter for 1 tsp coconut oil and use coconut milk instead of almond milk. If you’re subbing in coconut milk, opt for the carton variety found in the refrigerated grocery store aisle rather than the higher-fat canned variety.