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EatingWell:When you need a quick breakfast, try this grab-and-go smoothie

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For a fast-paced breakfast on the go, give your blender a whirl. Enjoy the heart-healthy fats from the almond butter and health-boosting phytonutrients in the cocoa powder and cherries in this tasty breakfast smoothie. This recipe easily doubles to make four servings to store in the freezer when needed.

Cherry-Mocha Smoothie

Serves 2

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

1 cup frozen unsweetened pitted dark sweet cherries

1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk

1 (5-ounce) container vanilla fat-free Greek yogurt

1/2 medium banana

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tablespoons almond butter

1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder


1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups ice cubes

1 tablespoon dark chocolate shavings, chocolate-covered espresso beans

1. In a blender, combine cherries, almond milk, yogurt, banana, cocoa powder, almond butter, espresso coffee powder and vanilla. Cover and blend until smooth. Add ice cubes; cover and blend until smooth.

2. Pour into glasses and if desired, top with chocolate shavings, chocolate-covered espresso beans and/or additional banana slices.

Tasty tip

To make ahead: This recipe easily doubles to make four servings. Make the recipe for four, then pour into jars with tight fitting lids. Store in the freezer. The night before serving, transfer jar to the fridge to thaw.

Recipe nutrition per serving: 272 Calories, Total Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Carbohydrates: 34 g, Fiber: 7 g, Total Sugars: 21 g, Protein: 13 g, Sodium: 154 mg.


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