Cherry Almond Smoothie (Gluten Free, Paleo)

Cherry Almond Smoothie (Gluten Free, Paleo)

Who thought that a cup of smoothie could have so many benefits? A smoothie is usually comprised of a fruits and/or vegetables and some liquid such as juice, water, or milk. Smoothies are a great way to get in some extra nutrients and healthy fats. Whenever you feel like snacking on something unhealthy, make a smoothie! They also help keep you hydrated and are better than a donut and cup of coffee for breakfast. The liquid I use in this recipe is almond milk, which you can make fresh here. Almonds are the best source of calcium in nuts, which is important for strong teeth and bones. They also have magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, iron, vitamin E, and fiber. Almonds are filling, which is one of the reasons you can drink this and not feel hungry until your next meal. Cherries have lots of antioxidants, a high water content to keep you hydrated, and melatonin which helps regulate your sleeping pattern. Bananas add natural sugar, and fill you up. They also contain lots of potassium, fiber, and vitamins B6 and C. They are a great work out food because they are light and give lots of natural energy.



Place in a blender and process until smooth.

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. leofl
    March 15, 2016

    Nice articlel

  2. klara groene
    January 9, 2014

    Wow thanks for the smoothie. Keep up the good work. Mine was definitely more of a guacamole color, but yummy nonetheless. I adore smoothies!

    February 20, 2013

    Potential health benefits, which have not been scientifically validated, include improved complexion and possibly a lower risk of cancer. Preliminary research associates consumption of almonds with elevating blood levels of high density lipoproteins and lowering low density lipoproteins. Thanks.

  4. recipefan
    February 6, 2013

    this recipe is delicious i try it yeasterday and i really impressed
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  5. yumgirl
    October 16, 2012

    That looks both healthy and tasty! If I may, I’d like to invite you to submit your photos to the new YumGoggle, a photo sharing site with the philosophy that if you worked hard to cook it and photograph it, we should show it off! Hope to see you there soon!

  6. Holly
    October 13, 2012

    Looks like a really simple, delicious recipe! I had no clue cherries had melatonin, but seems like a great additional benefit!