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Feeding the kids: An easy cherry smoothie

The cherry berry smoothie recipe can be found

The cherry berry smoothie recipe can be found in "150 Best Desserts in a Jar," by Andrea Jourdan (Robert Rose; $24.95). (Credit: Robert Rose)

In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a refreshing dessert to enjoy after a fun-filled holiday. I found the recipe in the "150 Best Desserts in a Jar," by Andrea Jourdan (Robert Rose; $24.95).

Cherry Berry Smoothie
(Makes 3-4 servings)

What you'll need
- 4, 12-ounce tall jars
- Blender


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Ingredients
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 cup frozen pitted cherries
- 1 ripe banana, peeled
- 1 cup cherry-flavored yogurt
- 1⁄2 cup almond milk (see tip below)
- 2 tablespoons liquid honey
- 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons ground almonds (see tip below)

Directions

1. In blender, purée berries, cherries, banana, cherry yogurt, almond milk and honey. Blend at high speed for 2 minutes. Pour into jars, dividing equally.

2. In a bowl, mix plain yogurt and almonds. Top each jar with a dollop of the mixture and serve immediately.

Tips
- Substitute an equal quantity of low-fat milk for the almond milk.
- Ground almonds are often called “almond flour.” They are available in well-stocked supermarkets or natural foods stores.

Excerpted from "150 Best Desserts in a Jar," by Andrea Jourdan © 2013 Robert Rose Inc.   robertrose.ca  . Reprinted with publisher permission.


 

Tags: recipes , healthy living

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