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Almond-Cherry Smoothie Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Almond-Cherry Smoothie

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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.

  • 2Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups plain almond milk
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tbs. hemp seeds, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 Tbs. pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup frozen pitted cherries

Preparation

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

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 283
  • Carbohydrate Content: 35 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 19 mg
  • Fat Content: 11 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 3 g
  • Sodium Content: 190 mg
  • Sugar Content: 26 g