Any time, any day, I crave smoothies. They're refreshing and satisfy your sweet tooth, but they're not always the healthiest. Store-bought smoothies can contain artificial flavorings and syrups, turning that "healthy" pick-me-up into a dessert. So what's the best way to ensure you're drinking something nutritious?
Make it at home.
Below is my fool-proof recipe for a smoothie that's healthy and delicious. Three ingredients is all you need.
1. One banana
2. 1/4 cup frozen cherries
3. 1/2 cup almond milk
Break up the banana into roughly one-inch pieces and place in a blender. Next, add a 1/4 cup of frozen cherries and pour in a 1/2 cup of almond milk. Blend for one to two minutes to finish.
Since removing dairy from my diet about a year ago I've had to find substitutes for staple smoothie ingredients. The banana replaces the creaminess yogurt gave and the almond milk takes the place of dairy milk. You can also use water. The frozen fruit in the recipe can be switched to whatever your preference is as well, I just love cherries.
All the ingredients listed above can be found at the Harris Teeter in University City for under $10 total.
To read more about the health benefits of a dairy-free diet click here.
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