Acai-Cherry Smoothie

Acai-Cherry Smoothie

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From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2016

Superfood acai combines with tart cherries and almond butter for a deliciously rich fruit smoothie recipe. Adding nut butter is the secret to making this healthy vegan smoothie so creamy.

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  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3½ ounces frozen pure unsweetened acai fruit puree (see Tip)
  • ½ cup frozen pitted cherries
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup

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  1. Combine almond milk, acai, cherries, almond butter and maple syrup in a blender. Puree until smooth.
  • Acai is a reddish-purple berry native to Central and South America. Look for frozen pouches of acai puree near other frozen fruit in natural-foods markets or online. Break into chunks before using.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1⅓ cups
  • Per serving: 281 calories; 16 g fat(3 g sat); 7 g fiber; 29 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 12 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 19 g sugars; 9 g added sugars; 1,044 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 219 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 138 mg sodium; 548 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (22% daily value), Vitamin A (21% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1½ high-fat protein, 1½ fat, ½ other carbohydrate, 1 fruit

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