In a blender combine the cherries, almond milk, Greek yogurt, banana, cocoa powder, almond butter, espresso coffee powder and vanilla. Cover and blend until smooth. Add ice cubes; cover and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and if desired, top with chocolate shavings, chocolate-covered espresso beans and/or additional banana slices (see Tip).Advertisement
Tips: Peel remaining banana half, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, then in foil. Freeze for a later use.
If you prefer, divide the ice cubes between two tall glasses instead of blending the ice with the smoothie. To serve, pour smoothie over the ice cubes.
Variation: This recipe easily doubles to make four servings. Make the full recipe at once, then pour into mason jars with tight fitting lids. Store in the freezer. The night before serving, transfer jar to the fridge to thaw.
2 fat, 2 lean protein, 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate