Ordinarily I would never “waste” my stone fruits (nectarines, peaches, cherries, apricots, plums, etc) in a smoothie because I enjoy eating them whole so much. However I discovered a sad-looking-almost-empty bag of cherries at the back of my fridge….and one of my nectarines got a bit bruised coming home from the store. Instead of throwing them out, smoothies are a great way of using up distressed fruit!
The other beautiful thing about this smoothie was the simplicity of it. Just fruit and ice. No milk, no over powering bananas, no refined protein powders….just the refreshing fruity taste. The intense colours of the fruit also indicate how nutritious they are. Darkly coloured fruits and vegetables are bursting with disease fighting anti-oxidants.
Ingredients: (1 large serving or 2 smaller servings)
1 nectarine, removed from pit
1 cup of cherries, pits removed
1 cup of blueberries
6 ice cubes
1. Place all prepared fruit and ice in blender.
2. Blend until smooth! Enjoy 🙂