Valentine Chocolate-Cherry Smoothie

valentine cherries

Makes a single serving, double recipe to share.

Ingredients:

3/4 c frozen (not thawed) sweet cherries
1/2 c vanilla yogurt
1/4 c skim milk
1 T unsweetened cocoa powder
ice if needed

Directions

In blender, combine the cherries, yogurt, milk, cocoa and ice cubes.
Blend on high speed or ice-crush setting for 30 to 60 seconds, or until smooth. Pour into a glass. Serve immediately.

Calories: 160

The Cherry Almond Smoothie

This smoothie is not as low in calories as most I post here but you can control the caloric content by replacing the 1/2 and 1/2 with a lower calorie substitute. Either way this is one decadent dessert smoothie.

There is something good about the taste of cherry and almond. This is why they go great in the smoothie. So, we are here to show you how to make your own cherry almond smoothie which is super easy.

Inredients

1 eight ounce container of cherry yogurt

1 eleven ounce can of mandarin oranges (packed in water rather than syrup) well drained

Half a banana which is peeled and sliced

¼ C half and half cream

1 tsp. almond extract

Directions

Just as with any other smoothie, you just need to put these in the blender and let her rip. Then you have a very tasteful treat to drink.

–photo by D Sharon Pruitt