Cherry Chocolate Smoothie
from Clean Eating Magazine
serves 2, or 1 really hungry person
instructions written by Kate
8oz low-fat milk
4 frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen cherries
1/4 cup chocolate protein powder
4 ice cubes
1. Pour milk into blender and add protein powder. Begin blending on low speed.
2. When liquid forms a vortex, increase speed and slowly add frozen fruit. Allow to fully incorporate between additions.
3. Continue blending until your desired consistency is reached, and smoothie is a pleasant pink color. Pour into two glasses and enjoy--with a straw or without.
I use three ice cubes, and it was plenty thick. I had half immediately after my 5-mile run, and put the other one in the fridge to enjoy later. An hour after I made it, it was still delightfully cold and creamy. This would be an excellent summery dessert alternative.