Cherry Berry Smoothie Bowl

Serves 4.

Note: Toast the almonds in a small, dry skillet over medium-low heat for several minutes, until lightly browned and fragrant, shaking the pan as needed to prevent scorching. Cool completely before using. From Ellie Krieger.

• 1 very ripe banana, frozen

• 2 c. frozen pitted cherries

• 1 1/4 c. low-fat milk

• 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

• 1/2 c. fresh blueberries

• 1/2 c. fresh raspberries

• 1/4 c. shredded dried unsweetened coconut

• 1/4 c. sliced almonds, toasted (see Note)

• 1 tbsp. chia seeds


Combine the banana, cherries, milk and vanilla extract in a blender; purée until smooth. You might need to stop the blender to stir with a spatula a couple of times, depending on the appliance’s power.

Divide among individual bowls, then arrange the blueberries, raspberries, coconut, almonds and chia seeds on top of each portion. Serve right away.

Nutrition information per serving (using 1 percent milk):

Calories 210 Fat 8 g Sodium 35 mg

Carbohydrates 32 g Saturated fat 4 g Protein 6 g Cholesterol 0 mg Dietary fiber 7 g