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DK’s Cherry Vanilla Energizer

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cherry vanillaWe all need more fresh fruits and vegetables in our diets and adding in Energizers can help you with this in an easy and quick way.  For some great tips on blending your own smoothies check out my previous article.

Having spent the past week traveling I found myself at home around 8:00 PM wondering what to do for dinner.  A great option, especially when it is that late, is to whip up a tasty energizer.  I happened to have some frozen cherries and bananas in the freezer so this was a great test to see if I could make something tasty, and healthy with what I had on hand.  It definitely paid off!!

I recently found a great option for protein powder called Vega.  It is a vegan option that uses peas for the protein source.  It sounds gross, but tastes really good.  I used the vanilla flavor for this recipe and it added not only the vanilla flavor, but made for a smooth consistency.  This was almost like having dessert for dinner.

If you prefer chilled smoothies, you can freeze the banana and cherries before using them.  Double this up and share with the family.

  • A couple handfuls of spinach or other mild greens
  • A dozen or so pitted cherries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • Enough chilled non-dairy milk to make the right consistency.  I used Coconut Almond blend
  • 1 scoop Vega Vanilla Protein Powder or other vanilla protein powder

Place all items in your blender, blend and enjoy!!

Author: Debra K

I believe we all have the right to enjoy incredible looking and tasting cuisine.

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