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Cherry Vanilla & Almond Smoothie #Recipe


The past week has been a bit hectic for us despite all the rain that we have been getting here in our mountainous city. While I don't mind the rain, I prefer having sunshine. My toddler has been cooped up indoors and it's driving both of us crazy. She's an outdoor child and even when it rains she loves running around (in raingear of course) and having fun. In other news, we move into a new home in a few days and the excitement has been building for all of us. This year has seen a lot of changes and we all hear that everything happens for a reason and although it may not seem that way at times, I'm starting to realize that they really do. With all of our running around I've had to skip breakfast at times, luckily for me I'm still on my smoothie kick. We've been enjoying making delicious smoothies with what's been available in the supermarkets. One of those fruits that is in abundance has been cherries. You can't go to your local supermarket without seeing them. Today I want to share with you our Cherry Vanilla & Almond Smoothie that I just know that you're going to love. I'm allergic to nuts but my kids swear that this is super delicious. I think it is without the almonds and for those who are allergic like I am, you can totally just make this a Cherry Vanilla smoothie. Whichever way you decide to make it, you're going to love it!


*Makes one smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup fresh, pitted cherries
2/3 cup vanilla yogurt
1 small, frozen banana, sliced
1/4 cup almond milk creamer, vanilla flavor
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons raw, sliced almonds
Sweetener of your choice, if desired


Instructions

1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and frothy.


2. Taste and add sweetener, if desired.

3. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Shake well before serving.


Notes:

If you like a thicker/colder smoothie, you can add some ice when you blend it. And if you like it thinner, just add more liquid.

I use creamer to make it a little creamier, but any vanilla almond milk will work. If you don't have vanilla flavored  almond milk, you can just add an extra 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla.

Annmarie John
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  1. That sounds awesome. I love starting my day with smoothies :-)

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  2. YUMMY! I'm going to be giving this one a shot!

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  3. This is wonderful. I've recently have found a love of almonds. So healthy too.

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  4. My daughter loves to make smoothies. I have seen fresh cherries in the markets.

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  5. OMG this looks so good. I am so making this it is calling me.

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  6. Yum! This looks and sounds amazing. I am trying to make more smoothies and some times it can be hard to come up with ideas for what to make. This looks delish! - - jeanine

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  7. Smoothie looks delicious and the recipe not too complicated. Will definitely have to give a try.

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  8. Perfect timing because Scarlet tried a cherry smoothie over the weekend and LOVED it! We have to make our own now! So fresh..

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  9. I love Smoothies and this one sounds so deliciously Yummy! Can't wait to try it! I am pinning this recipe to my pinterest Board!! Thank you

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  10. Oooh I want to make this. The almond sounds like a unique spin. Yum!

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  11. This smoothie looks delicious. I have never added cherries in my smoothies. I have to try it

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  12. Yum. I love cherries and vanilla! This sounds like my kind of smoothie- SO good!

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  13. This sounds super tasty! I love the added almond!

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  14. This sounds delicious! Definitely going to be making this for a great start to the morning.

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  15. Christina StrappJune 1, 2015 at 9:58 PM

    This sounds so good. I have been making more smoothies lately and I need to try this one.

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