Start the New Year off right with a delicious, healthy breakfast shake, featuring frozen tart cherries. Montmorency and Balaton tart cherries would both be wonderful in this recipe.
4 large or 8 small ice cubes
1 1/2 cups frozen tart cherries
1 large banana, cut into 1-inch chunks
3/4 cup vanilla soy or lowfat milk
2/3 cup orange juice
2 scoops unflavored whey protein drink mix powder (about 42 grams protein total)
1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
Place ice cubes, frozen cherries, banana, milk, orange juice, protein powder and sugar in blender container. Cover and blend on high speed about 30 seconds or until smooth. To serve, pour into glasses. Serve immediately.
Makes 2 (1 3/4-cups) servings.
Nutrition Facts per 1 3/4 cup serving: 129 calories, 8 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 12 g carbohydrate, 0 mg cholesterol, 2 g protein, 2 g fiber, 5 mg sodium; Daily Values: 20% vitamin A, 80% vitamin C, 35% calcium, 6% iron.