Whether you’re trying to lose weight, get fit or build muscle, smoothies make excellent meal replacements! Here’s a deliciously sweet and wholesome smoothie recipe that’s rich in protein-packed kefir and other powerful ingredients that support healthy digestion, promote muscle health, and aid in weight loss!
What You Need
- 1 bottle of berry-flavored kefir
- 1 cup of frozen black cherries
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon of macadamia nut cream (see directions for preparation below)
- 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon of maca powder
- 1 cup of ice
- 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips
Macadamia Nut Cream for Smoothie
- 1-1/2 cups of raw, unsalted macadamia nuts
- 3/4 cup of water
- A pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon of honey
How To Prepare
Completely cover the nuts with water in a bowl and soak them overnight. Drain the presoaked nuts and transfer them to a blender. Add 3/4 cup of water and the remaining ingredients. Blend the mixture on high for 3-5 minutes until it is very smooth (scraping down the sides as needed). Store the cream in the refrigerator and use it within a few days.
Chocolate Cherry Macademia Smoothie
Set aside one cherry, one tablespoon of macadamia nut cream, and the chocolate chips and then use a blender to thoroughly mix all the remaining ingredients into a smooth consistency. Transfer the mixture to a serving glass and top it off with the cream, chocolate chips, and a cherry.
This absolutely delectable recipe by Lifeway Foods makes a single meal replacement smoothie that’s a little over 400 calories and incredibly rich in health-promoting probiotics, high-quality protein, and good fats. Bon Appétit!