Cherry Vanilla Frappe

Hot days. Cool drinks. This cherry vanilla frappe is healthy and easy. Try replacing the cherries with mango, strawberries, or blackberries.

(Serves 2)

Cherry Vanilla Frappe Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen, pitted sweet cherries
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup light vanilla yogurt
  • Ice


Freezing fruit before blending lets you skip ice cubes. If using fresh, pitted cherries, add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of ice.

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