Sunday, June 15, 2014

cherry maca almond smoothie {giveaway!}

cherry maca almond smoothie
We are half way through Non Dairy Month- how crazy is that! 
This weeks smoothie features 3 of my favorite things: almond milk, cherries and maca- total goodness in a glass.
Almond Milk is our go to milk for everyday drinking and baking. Nearly every morning during the work week Justin has a couple bowls of cereal drowned in Almond Milk. My Mom, who isn't even vegan or vegetarian has replaced her coffee creamer with Almond Milk - this stuff is good, no lie.


cherry maca almond smoothie
Pacific's almond milk, like all its products is organic, non GMO and sourced responsibly. As Pacific puts it 

"We take organic almonds and add a gentle roast to allow their natural flavor to shine through. The result is our signature taste that’s a pleasure to drink by the glass and blends perfectly in your recipes.  "
Almond milk is high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and heart healthy- you can also read about some pretty amazing benefits of almond milk here.
cherry maca almond smoothie
In addition to all the goodness almond milk provides, this smoothie is also packed with cherries which are known to reduce post workout muscle soreness, cherries are also rich in melatonin which helps to promote sleep by improving circadian rhythms and  rich in 2 flavonoids that are known to release oxidative stress in turn helping slow down the aging process; score!

Maca another "super food" {aren't all plant based foods pretty super?} helps balance hormones, increases fertility and a slew of of other pretty amazing benefits that you can read about here.
cherry maca almond smoothie
To sum it up this smoothie is a powerhouse morning, noon and night- a super hero in a glass.

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Soaking your almonds before hand is highly recommended, not only will they be easier to process while blending the smoothie but they will also be gentler on your digestive system, soaking also helps to unlock many of almonds health benefits.
cherry maca almond smoothie
Don't forget to tag your non dairy creations with #nondairymonth - we LOVE seeing your creativity in the kitchen and if you make this smoothie and wanna share your creation with us on instagram tag it with #smbp!

Pacific would like to share the tastiness of Almond Milk with you by giving one lucky reader a case of Almond Milk- how awesome is that! 

Enter for a chance to win below.
{The giveaway will run until 12:00am EST on 6-20-14 and is open to US residents only. 
Please use the box below to enter.}
cherry maca almond smoothie

Cherry Maca Almond Smoothie
serves 1

you will need:
1 tbsp raw almonds, preferably soaked overnight
1 cup fresh or frozen pitted cherries
8oz Pacific Almond Milk
1 tsp Maca Powder
splash of pure vanilla or almond extract

assembly:
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until thick and creamy 
(longer processing time may be required if almonds are not soaked)

Enjoy!

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*I was given this product to review however all thoughts and opinions are my own
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37 comments:

  1. Your smoothie sounds so delicious, especially those fresh cherries. My favorite thing about almond milk is its creaminess and lightly nutty flavor.

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  2. I love that it's dairy free and it has such a great flavor too!

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  3. Yum! Every recipe you post sounds so delicious!

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  4. i love that almond milk has tons of calcium, less calories and better flavor than moo milk. Even my husband has switched!

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  5. I love that almond milk has a richer (and better) taste than cow's milk!

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  6. I love the taste of almond milk and that it's dairy free.

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  7. I love almond milk use it for everything. I'm will definitely try the cherry smoothies, looks delicious!

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  8. I love how creamy good almond milk is, and I love how I can replace it for dairy milk in almost ANY recipe.

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  9. I love almond milk...this smoothie looks fantastic and I just brought home some cherries!

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  10. Personally, I love the taste and the lower calorie count compared to other dairy and nondairy milks!

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  11. I love almond milk for everything! Especially no tummy aches after drinking it.

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  12. I love a plant-based lifestyle that puts less burden and harm on animals. Plus, it is richer and more flavorful than dairy milk!

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  13. I love how versatile almond milk is; I can use it for sweet, savory - all kinds of recipes. Mostly, I enjoy how light and happy I feel drinking almond (as opposed to dairy) milk.

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  14. I love the natural sweetness

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  15. I just love that almond milk goes so well with everything. It's so versatile and it's really my favorite non-dairy milk.

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  16. I love almond milk because it's creamy and delicious, and no cows suffered for me to drink it!

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  17. I love that it's smooth and not overly sweet. I love the wegman's brand!

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  18. yum! sounds like a glass full of healthy! mmm!

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  19. Love the creamy texture and great flavor.

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  20. Cherry & almond are two of my favorite flavors; yum!

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  21. LOVE IT IN MY OVERNIGHT OATS :)

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  22. This looks good. I've made Cherry/Almond smoothies before but haven't used the Maca. I like the taste, texture & calories of almond milk.

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  23. I love that it is dairy free (protein allergy) and enjoy the taste/texture!

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  24. I love that it is so low calorie and vegan!

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  25. Some Good Ideas here, I'm going to use them.
    I've never heard of adding real almonds to the almond milk, & soaking them too. That sounds great. Thank you for the incredible recipes, we need them.

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  26. It's so versatile and easy to use in vegan recipes!

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  27. How creamy it makes my smoothies!!

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  28. I love that is more pure, regular milk is so stripped down. It is also so creamy, delicious and packed with vitamins!

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  29. I love that it's a soy free milk alternative that's becoming more available at restaurants. Plus it's delicious

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  30. The taste! It's the best of all of them. =)

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  31. I love that it's both tasty and healthy.

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  32. I love the taste because I am not a fan of the way dairy milk tastes.

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  33. I love that almond milk is low calorie and versatile! It's a great alternative to dairy and soy milk and tastes good in its own unique way.

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    1. Agnetha, if you like almond milk, you sholud also try oat milk, rice milk and hazelnut milk. They are all low calorie and delicious.

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  34. I love that it's smooth and creamy without being too rich, it's simple ingredients and that it works in pretty much anything!

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