This Very Cherry Smoothie packs a wallop of cherry flavor from ½ cup of dark cherries and a dash of almond extract. Almond extract is one of my favorite secret ingredients for increasing the yum in a smoothie. That extra roundness of cherry flavor makes it that much more delicious.
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup vanilla soy milk or other non-dairy milk
1-2 collard leaves, rib removed (optional)
1/2 cup frozen dark sweet cherries
1 banana, frozen in chunks
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
4 ice cubes (optional)