In August 2011 I held the Ultimate Daniel Fast “Name That Smoothie” Contest. The following recipe was posted, and I asked readers to help me name it. Entries were emailed from all around the world, with the first submission coming all the way from Ecuador! It was fun seeing everyone’s ideas. The winning entry was from Polly of Kansas City, Missouri. Her smoothie name, “Chanana Chiller” received the most votes, and she received a copy my book, The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast.
One taste of this refreshing smoothie, and you’ll see why the name is so perfect. Enjoy!
1 cup water or unsweetened almond, coconut, rice, or soy milk
1 banana, peeled, frozen
1/2 cup fresh or frozen cherries, pitted
1 tablespoon almond meal
Yield: 2 servings (serving size: about 8 ounces or 1 cup)
- To freeze bananas, remove peels before placing in freezer. Put in a plastic zip-top bag until completely frozen.
- Substitute 2 tablespoons finely chopped almonds for the almond meal.
- To make this a “green” smoothie, add 1 cup of fresh spinach or kale leaves (stems removed from the kale).
- Add 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal for a fiber boost.