Cherry Almond Smoothie

Jennifer Iserloh
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This smoothie contains ground flax that has omega-3—a powerful anti-inflammatory. Also cherries are known as a way to calm gout.

Yield: 2 servings

1 cup frozen or fresh black sweet pitted cherries
1 cup nonfat, 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 1 g), cholesterol 2 mg, fiber 5 g, sodium 96 mg

Recipe courtesy of Jennifer Iserloh, the Skinny Chef.

April 2013