Fast Fix: Cherry-Almond Smoothie

04.05.12 Spring is here, start your engines!


It’s smoothie season! It’s birds on the patio, bright mornings and bright evenings, no jacket, sidewalk chalk, eat more fruits and veggies, run around like mad, play until it’s so late that you decide to have breakfast for dinner, budding trees, breeze through the window, smoothie season!

Also, I got a new blender. Also, who has time to sit down and eat breakfast before work, I would like to know? Also, I just discovered that frozen fruit of all varieties is affordable and widely available and darn delicious.

Also, my little button-pusher—I mean almost-4-year-old—loves to operate small countertop appliances. When he’s not posing in front of the mirror wearing orange underwear and a mask with butterflies on it and saying “so we meet again Spiderman!” in his toughest Brooklyn accent.

Herewith, my recipe for a pink, protein-packed, cherry and almond smoothie.

Recipe: Cherry-Almond Smoothie

Zoe Singer is a freelance food writer and cookbook editor and co-author ofThe Flexitarian Table. Food Editor and blogger for The Faster Times, she tries not to eat for two now that her son is a toddler.