Serves 4 / This creamy, kid-friendly treat is packed with protein for lasting energy; no added sugar prevents a midmorning crash.

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

5 large, pitted dates

1/3 cup walnuts

1/4 cup ground flaxseeds

6 ounces plain, low-fat yogurt

2 small bananas, peeled and cut into chunks

1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries, partially thawed

Liquid stevia, to taste (optional)

8 whole raspberries, for garnish

4 walnut halves, for garnish

1. Pour almond milk into blender; add dates and let stand for 10 minutes to soften. Add walnuts and flaxseeds; process on high until nuts and seeds are fully incorporated. Add yogurt, bananas, and frozen raspberries, and process until smooth and creamy. Sweeten to taste with a few drops of stevia, if desired. Pour into glasses and garnish with fresh raspberries and walnuts, if desired. Serve immediately.

PER SERVING: 237 cal, 39% fat cal, 11g fat, 1g sat fat, 1mg chol, 6g protein, 33g carb, 8g fiber, 76mg sodium