Sunday, May 31, 2020

Cherry Almond Smoothie Bowl

Memorial Day weekend always means cherry-picking for us. Going to the farm (well, finding a spot to park your car can be challenging sometimes, as the entire bay area will be on the farms picking cherry), and enjoying the time between the trees is always fun. Nature has solutions to relax everyone. The fun always doubles when you go as a gang with friends and families. The next challenge walking into the farm is finding "the tree" which is untouched and loaded with cherries  (everywhere you can see people picking the ripe red ruby spheres). Kids get excited picking them (also popping a couple into their mouth) and filling the buckets. You can hear, "Hey, there's lots on this side or this tree is abundant with cherries".

 I heard some farms are open for u-pick cherries, and a couple of people have enjoyed their day in the farm picking the ruby spheres. Hmmph! This year we are skipping cherry-picking. Better to be safe than sorry... It doesn't mean you will miss cherries if you don't go for picking. The stores are also loaded with cherries and you can see their deals on the first page in the fliers. Just get it delivered along with the rest of your groceries, wash them, and enjoy.

I like cherries and almonds together. I make cherry almond pie during this season. It is my favorite. This smoothie will remind the pie and added no sweeteners. The sweetness comes from the fruits alone. It's all the more nutritious and healthy way to start your morning.

Serves 4

Cherry - 1.5 cups, pitted and sliced
Banana- 1, sliced, frozen
Almonds - 40, soaked overnight
Rolled oats - 1/2 cup
Protein powder - 1 scoop
Flaxseed powder - 2 tbsp,
Apple - 1, chopped
Greek yogurt- 1/2 cup


Cherries, sliced banana, almonds, granola, etc.


Add everything to your blender and blend till smooth and creamy.

Enjoy your bowl with your preferred topping.


Coconut milk can be used in place of yogurt.

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