nutritional information

Per 1-cup serving:

  • Calories: 283
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Total Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35 g
  • Cholesterol: 19 mg
  • Sodium: 190 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 26 g
Gluten-Free

Almond-Cherry Smoothie

Blueberry-Chia Blaster

Serves 2

30 minutes or fewer

Blending ricotta cheese into a smoothie adds richness and protein for a substantial meal-in-a-glass. Hemp seeds, also called hemp hearts, are high in EFAs and infuse this crimson drink with a wonderfully nutty flavor.
  • 1 ½ cups plain almond milk
  • ½ cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tbs. hemp seeds, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 Tbs. pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup frozen pitted cherries

Place all ingredients in blender in order listed; blend 30 seconds, or until smooth. Pour into glasses, and top with sprinkle of hemp seeds.

March 2013 p.42

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comments

Delicious! The ricotta adds depth of flavor and makes for a very rich smoothie. Love it!

Nanette Michaels - 2013-03-09 15:23:21