1 bag frozen cherries (10 oz)
1 oz walnuts or cashews (raw)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup pomegranate juice or soy milk (I'm guessing, I don't usually measure, add more if you find you need it)
2 tsp Dr. Fuhrman's cocoa powder (optional--I put 1 tsp in housemate's, left it out of mine)
Combine the nuts and liquid in the blender first. Blend until smooth. If you need more volume for the blender to work, add some of the cherries. Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend. You'll need to work with the plunger to blend it. A powerful blender is required.
Note: I rarely make it with the cocoa powder because I'm sensitive to the caffeine. It's great without it.
Serves 2 (about 3/4 cup per serving)
Calories per serving: 186; protein 3g, carbs 36g, fat 5 g (24%).
For fun, compare this to Haagen-Daaz cherry vanilla ice cream
serving size 1/2 cup (note: that is smaller than my ice cream!)
Calories: 260, protein 4 g, carbs 23g, fat 15 g (58%)
Since I don't eat dairy, I can't do a taste test, but I like how mine tastes.