Chocolate-Cherry Smoothie


Serves 3


Recipe by Lisa Turner
Sweet and creamy with a light tang from the yogurt and cherries, this nutrient-dense smoothie makes a quick breakfast and can help promote weight loss by keeping you nourished and satisfied through lunch.

1 cup organic nonfat Greek yogurt, plain

1/2 cup coconut milk, unsweetened

1 1/2 cups frozen cherries, partially thawed

1/4 avocado, peeled and pitted

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (such as whey, pea, or brown rice)

1-2 Tbs. raw cacao powder

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Optional: 1 scoop green foods powder

Optional: Stevia to taste

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth. Serve immediately.

per serving: 208 cal; 15g pro; 6g total fat (3g sat fat); 23g carb; 12mg chol; 62mg sod; 5g fiber; 15g sugars

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