Thursday, February 4, 2010

Recipe of the week: Cherry Smoothie

I love smoothies. They're an easy way to get your fruit intake for the day. For some reason its easier for me to eat vegetables than fruit so I try to make smoothies a couple of times a week. I usually put keifr in mine to make it more substantial. (Keifr is a drinkable yogurt, available at most health food stores, Trader Joes and some grocery stores carry a brand call Glen Oaks drinkable yogurt.) Flax seeds are a nutritional powerhouse full of fiber, antioxidants and rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. You can add any kind of fruit you like, this just happens to be my favorite combination. A Votre Sante!

Cherry Smoothie

4 oz Cherry Cider
4 oz keifr, flavor of choice
1/4 cup pineapple, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup frozen cherries
1/2 cup berries, fresh or frozen
1 tsp flax seeds
1 scoop protein powder, your choice

Pour keifr and juice into the blender, add frozen fruit and flax seeds, blend until smooth. (Add a little water if its too thick) Add protein powder at the end and blend until mixed. Serves one. Enjoy!