Heavenly almond smoothie

(Courtesy of Jenny Perez)

Makes 2 servings


2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 cup of fresh blueberries


1 cup of fresh strawberries

1-2 scoops of vanilla protein powder

2 heaping tbsps of almond butter

1 or 2 dates -- optional depending on how sweet you like it (Dates will give smoothies a sweet caramel flavor and help to strengthen muscles.)

1 cup of filtered ice or frozen blueberries

Put all ingredients into a blender and purée until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

Notes: Use berries from the farmers' market when possible for better flavor. You can use frozen strawberries and blueberries if you don't have fresh.