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Almond-Cherry Smoothie

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.

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.

Servings
2

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