Typically, I prefer a hot breakfast — scrambled eggs or steel cut oatmeal with lots of fruit and nuts — but on extra-busy mornings, smoothies are just the thing. My only gripe: many don’t pack in enough fat and protein to satisfy my appetite until lunch. This cherry-vanilla shake is bulked up with tangy, probiotic-packed kefir, and, while a bit lighter than my other favorite smoothie (banana almond), it’s quite satiating. Plus, it’s quite the looker.
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup unsweetened kefir (preferably whole milk)
- Splash of vanilla extract
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.