Cherry Almond Smoothie

I love love love the flavours of Cherry Bakewell.  I think I’m going to hand the responsibility of that to my Dad. Cherry and almonds are a match made in heaven  and a flavour combination that is steeped in nostalgia for me. Combining these flavours into a smoothie was a no brainer.

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I wanted something fresh but I also wanted something creamy and luxurious. Queue the introduction of cottage cheese. I have had some seriously strange looks when I’ve suggested adding cottage cheese into a smoothie. Trust me on this one it is SO good. If you’re a cheesecake fiend like me then you are going to love it. The cottage cheese has a functional role too in that it adds in protein. Protein which will help with satiety, keeping you feeling fuller for longer.  

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If you want to add in some complex carbohydrates, again for satiety and slow release energy, then 2 tablespoons of oats makes a great addition to this or any of my other smoothies

Cherry Almond Smoothie

½ Frozen Banana

½ cup of Frozen Sweet Dark Cherries

⅓ Cup of Low Fat Cottage Cheese

½ tablespoon of Almond Butter

¼ Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

A few drops of Almond Extract

½-1 Cup of Almond Milk or milk of choice

Add all the ingredients into a blender and blitz until everything is combined. I like my smoothies super thick so I start with ½ a cup of milk. You can always add more depending on your own personal preference.

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I’ve had good feedback on this one so I’m pretty confident you’re going to like it too. Have a great weekend everyone! x

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