Recipe

Cherry and walnut smoothie

Start the day off with this refreshing and healthy smoothie, filled with sweet cherries, walnuts and black chia seeds.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • Serves 4
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Cherry and walnut smoothie

Ingredients

Cherry and walnut smoothie
  • 1/2 cup (50g) walnuts
  • 1/3 cup (55g) almond kernels
  • 1 3/4 cup (430ml) water
  • 750 gram frozen pitted cherries
  • 2 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup (25g) walnuts, extra, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon black chia seeds

Method

Cherry and walnut smoothie
  • 1
    Rub walnuts in a clean tea towel to remove most of the skins. Combine walnuts, almonds and the water in a medium bowl; cover, stand overnight.
  • 2
    Blend nut mixture for 2 minutes or until as smooth as possible. Drain the mixture through a muslin or tea-towel lined sieve over a medium jug, twist and press the cloth to extract as much nut milk as possible. Discard remaining solids.
  • 3
    Blend nut milk, cherries and syrup until smooth. Divide into 1-cup glasses, top with crushed ice, extra walnuts and chia seeds and fresh cherries, if desired. Serve immediately.

Notes

You need to start the recipe the day before. For a thicker smoothie, blend the chia seeds with the other smoothie ingredients. You can make other flavoured nut milks using 105g total of your favourite nuts and seeds and 1¾ cups water.

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