Cherry Smoothie

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This creamy cherry smoothie combines the flavors of cherry, banana, and almond butter. So easy and so good!

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This Cherry Smoothie is full of fresh cherries, plus creamy Greek yogurt and a touch of almond butter. It’s a simple smoothie recipe, but it is so good. I love to serve this cherry smoothie with breakfast for an added boost of protein and vitamins.

2 glasses of cherry smoothie on a table with cherries nearby.
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Make the most of fresh summer produce with this cherry smoothie! Cherries are full of polyphenols and vitamin C. They’re basically an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory powerhouse! You don’t have to be limited to the short summer cherry season to enjoy the nutritional benefits, though. Just use frozen cherries when out of season all year long.

Recipe at a Glance

Cuisine Inspiration: American
Primary Cooking Method: No-cook
Dietary Info: Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Key Flavor: Sweet and a little tart
Skill Level: Easy

  • Five ingredients: Only five ingredients for a delicious and refreshing cherry smoothie.
  • Healthy & nutritious: With protein from Greek yogurt and almond butter, plus fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants from cherries and bananas, this cherry smoothie is a healthy option full of nutrients.
  • Family-friendly: This cherry smoothie recipe is especially popular with kids. It’s cool, sweet, and tasty.

Ingredients to Make a Cherry Smoothie

Ingredients for the recipe: Frozen banana, cherries, Greek yogurt, almond butter, and almond milk.
  • Cherries: I use sweet cherries like Bing cherries for this smoothie, but other sweet cherries like Rainier would work, too. Frozen cherries work, too, but because they make the smoothie thicker, you may need to add an extra splash of milk to compensate.
  • Banana: Use frozen bananas for a cold and creamy smoothie.
  • Milk: Unsweetened almond milk is perfect in this smoothie, but you can use another plant-based milk such as oat, coconut, or soy. Dairy milk is perfectly fine, too.
  • Greek yogurt: Whole-milk Greek yogurt adds creaminess and a bit of tangy flavor. It also contributes a bit of protein. I use plain Greek yogurt, but vanilla would be delicious in this cherry banana smoothie, too.
  • Almond butter: A bit of almond butter makes this smoothie extra creamy while contributing a bit more protein.
  • Use another nut butter: If you don’t have almond butter on hand, cashew butter and peanut butter are both great substitutes.
  • Add protein powder: Vanilla or chocolate protein powder gives you a nice boost of protein and flavor.
  • Add greens: While they’ll change the color of your smoothie from pretty pink to more of a muddy color, a little spinach or baby kale will add nutrients and fiber to your cherry smoothie without affecting the taste.
  • Make it vegan: For a fully vegan cherry smoothie, swap in a plant-based yogurt for the Greek yogurt.
  • Make it sweeter: Add a little honey or pure maple syrup if you prefer a sweeter smoothie.

How to Make a Cherry Smoothie

Step 1: Add all of the ingredients to the jar of a high-speed blender.
Cherry smoothie ingredients in blender after blending
Step 2: Blend until the mixture is smooth.

Tips for Making the Best Cherry Smoothie Recipe

  1. Adjust the thickness of your smoothie to your liking. If you find it to be too thick, add a bit more milk. If it’s too thin, blend in some more banana.
  2. Freeze the banana beforehand. Using frozen banana makes a decadently creamy smoothie, and eliminates the need for ice, which can water smoothies down.
  3. Load in a specific order for the smoothest blend. Add liquid first, then the almond butter and yogurt, then fruits, for an evenly creamy consistency.
  4. Use a high-speed blender. This will help everything blend quickly and completely.
Glass of cherry smoothie surrounded by cherries.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store cherry smoothies?

You can store leftover cherry smoothie in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The ingredients may separate a bit, so give it a stir before drinking.

How long will cherry smoothie last in the fridge?

Cherry smoothies will last in the fridge for up to 1 day.

Can I freeze banana cherry smoothies?

Yes, you can freeze this smoothie. Make the smoothie then transfer it to a freezer safe container and freeze. To thaw, move it to the refrigerator to thaw overnight (or for several hours), then stir or shake and drink.

Why isn’t my smoothie sweet enough?

The sweetness of cherries and bananas can vary, so you can add a bit of honey or pure maple syrup to sweeten up your smoothie, if you like.

What do I do if I find the smoothie to be too sweet?

Squeeze a bit of lemon juice into your smoothie to help counteract the sweetness.

Overhead shot of cherry smoothie in a glass, surrounded by cherries with another glass of smoothie nearby.

With the vibrant, sweet-tart flavor of cherries, cool frozen banana for extra creaminess, and a dose of protein, this cherry smoothie is a creamy, refreshing, and nutritious snack or drink to enjoy with breakfast. It’s one of the easiest smoothies you can make, and it’s SO good!

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Cherry Smoothie

This creamy cherry smoothie combines the flavors of cherry, banana, and almond butter. So easy and so good!
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Servings 2 servings
Course Beverages
Calories 257
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
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Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend for 60-120 seconds until you get a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Taste the smoothie, adding more milk if it is too thick or some sweetener like honey or maple syrup if it’s not sweet enough for you. Pour into a cup or mason jar. Enjoy immediately, or store in fridge for up to 24 hours.

Notes

Storage: You can store leftover cherry smoothie in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The ingredients may separate a bit, so give it a stir before drinking. Your cherry smoothie will last in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

Nutrition

Serving: 8ounces, Calories: 257kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 254mg, Potassium: 596mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 105IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 325mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Beverages

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