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I love frozen cherries, sometimes I even eat them straight out of the bag as a snack! Frozen cherries really shine in this simple but satisfying smoothie recipe.
Summer is my favorite moment of you because I spend a lot of time with my children making memories. One of those memories is taking them to the kitchen to make smoothies like this cherry smoothie! There is nothing better than a sweet cold treat on a hot summer day to help you relax and cool off.
HOW TO MAKE A CHERRY SMOOTHIE?
This cherry smoothie is packed with dark sweet cherries, banana, juice, and yogurt for the perfect summer day drink. All you have to do is gather your ingredients and throw them in the blender. Mix ingredients until smooth and smooth and you have your sweet cherry smoothie.
I use frozen cherries for this recipe because they are readily available and make the smoothie nice and cold. You can absolutely use pitted cherries, but be sure to add a handful of ice to the mix to keep that icy texture.
Be sure to use frozen dark sweet cherries, not the sour variety. I mean, if you like a little tart to your smoothie, of course, add some sour cherries, but I enjoy mine sweet. I use vanilla Greek yogurt, but Greek cherry yogurt works very well, too.
If you can get some cherry juice or cherry juice, I suggest you use it. However, if you can't find that juice, apple juice, or white grape juice work just as well. If you want to add something extra to increase the nutritional value of these smoothies, there are plenty of options.
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Some additional ingredients that would be great are
- Protein powder
- Chia seeds
- Flax seeds
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHERRIES?
Cherries have a good list of health benefits. Not only do they help with arthritis, but they also help with most inflammatory conditions. They help you sleep better and improve your memory. In addition, they help reduce the risk of heart disease and colon cancer, and can help lower the blood pressure of people with diabetes.
ARE THE CHERRIES EATING OUT?
Cherries really help lose weight. They are a low calorie food with about 100 calories appearing in a cup of cherries. They are also high-fiber foods that can make you feel full longer. In other words, eating more cherries is one of my favorite fruits!
I've already made so many cherry smoothies this summer that I've lost count. I am sure I will earn much more as there are many weeks of warm weather left. My kids can't wait for our next shake session!
MORE SMOOTHIE RECIPES YOU WILL LOVE
- Frozen fruit smoothie
- Blueberry smoothie
- Raspberry Smoothie
- Mixed berry smoothie
- tropical smoothie
This cherry smoothie is made with juice, yogurt, frozen dark cherries, and banana, all mixed together in a delicious creamy drink. A kid-friendly smoothie that is perfectly sweet and only takes 5 minutes to make.
Preparation time: 5 minutes Cook time: 1 minute Total time: 6 minutes
Servings: 2 Calories: 271kcal
- 1 1/2 cups cherry juice juice, cherry juice, apple juice, or white grape juice
- 1 banana cut in half
- 1 1/2 cups frozen sweet cherries
- 3/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- fresh cherries and mint sprigs for optional garnish
- Put the juice, banana, cherries and yogurt in a blender.
- Blend until completely smooth.
- Pour into 2 glasses and serve, topped with fresh cherries and sprigs of mint if desired.
Calories :: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 8g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 705mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 105 IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.8mg