Cherry Raspberry Smoothie

This green smoothie does not have banana or protein powder, but it does have two kinds of fruit without added sugar. Any frozen berries will do; just make the total amount of fruit 140 g.

Cottage cheese makes the smoothie thick and adds protein, especially if you finish the smoothie with the frappe setting on your blender.

The choice of milk is up to you: Unsweetened coconut milk is sold refrigerated in a paper carton. You can also use vanilla coconut, soy, almond, or dairy milk. Canned coconut milk is better for cooking. I like the So Delicious or Silk brands.

Weigh the spinach and frozen fruit on a kitchen scale, instead of trying to jam these awkwardly shaped items into a measuring cup.

Serves 1 to 2 (about 20 oz. total)

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese (1.5%)
50 g baby spinach (about 1.7 cups)
95 g frozen cherries without added sugar (about 2/3 cup)
45 g frozen raspberries without added sugar (about 1/3 cup)

Puree the cottage cheese and coconut milk in a blender. Add the spinach, and puree until smooth. Add the frozen fruit and puree again. Use the ice breaker function if needed on the frozen fruit.

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