Friday, October 29, 2010

Cinnamon Cherry Almond Smoothie

cinnamon cherry almond smoothie

I use the Bella Cucina Rocket Blender to make my smoothies.

I've been trying to make a chocolate cherry almond smoothie, and after a really disastrous first attempt, and a few more after that, I finally came up with something that's not bad. But since I've been on this cinnamon kick, I tried it with cinnamon instead of chocolate. And it is. So. Good. Y'all.

I have included the chocolate version as a variation.

about 3/4 cup frozen cherries
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp almond butter
almond milk

Put the frozen cherries, cinnamon, and almond butter in the blender cup, then pour in enough almond milk to just about cover the cherries.

Screw on the cap, stick the cup on the motor base, and blend for 30 seconds. Then take it off the base and give it a little shake to get anything that's stuck on the top of the cup. Blend for another 20 seconds or until the smoothie is churning freely from top to bottom.

Chocolate Cherry Almond Smoothie
Substitute 1 Tbsp cocoa mixed with 1 Tbsp hot water for the cinnamon.