Spring Superfruit Smoothie

Photo: Andrew Grinton

Mother Nature has a keen sense of flavor pairing. In the coming months, cherries, strawberries and certain mango varieties will all reach their peak – an epic trio that melds with a touch of seed butter for a nourishing breakfast treat. Use frozen cherries for a cool thicker consistency or fresh if you prefer a thinner beverage.

Makes: 1-2 servings
Free of: gluten and all top allergens

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) fresh or frozen sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) frozen  mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) hulled strawberries
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) unsweetened milk beverage (coconut*, flax, rice or hemp)
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seed butter
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract or flavoring
  • 3 drops pure stevia extract, 1 tsp honey or sweetener of choice, to taste.

Recipe Tip

*Coconut is technically a fruit. While most allergists do not consider it a tree nut, if you are nut allergic, ask your doctor if coconut is safe for you.

Instructions

  1. Place cherries, mango and strawberries int a blender, with any fresh fruit closest to the blades.
  2. Add milk beverage, seed butter, chia seeds and vanilla. Blend until smooth.
  3. Taste test and blend in sweetener, as needed.

is a contributing editor to Allergic Living magazine and the author of Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance and Casein Free Living, and founder of http://www.godairyfree.com .

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