This creamy Cherry Smoothie is a cool and refreshing breakfast treat. Made with frozen cherries and lots of other good stuff, this smoothie can easily be made vegan for a light and satisfying start to your day.
Swap your usual protein or fruit smoothie for this rich and decadent Cherry Smoothie instead. Blended with frozen cherries, healthy fats, and creamy yogurt, you can make it year round for breakfast to always start your day off on the right foot.
Frozen cherries are an excellent way to bring a fruity flavor to a smoothie that isn’t overpowering and mixes well with other ingredients. I paired them with avocado, flaxseeds, and almond butter for some protein while yogurt and milk make each sip rich and creamy. This cherry smoothie without banana goes down smooth and pairs nicely with a Vegan Blueberry Muffin or a Cashew Butter Protein Bite first thing in the morning.
- Each sip is super refreshing.
- It blends together in minutes.
- Use frozen fruit for year-round smoothie goodness!
Cherries: Frozen cherries are best because they give the smoothie a creamy and cold consistency. You can use fresh cherries if that’s all you have but make sure to add some ice so the smoothie turns out slushy and icy.
Avocado: For healthy fats and a thick and creamy texture.
Yogurt: Use plain, vanilla, or even Greek yogurt for an added tang. It’s also easy to make dairy free using coconut, soy, or almond milk yogurt.
Almond butter: Feel free to use cashew butter or peanut butter instead of almond. Tahini or sun butter may also work as a nut-free option.
Milk: You can use dairy milk or your favorite plant-based milk like soy, almond, or coconut milk.
Step 1: Blend it up. Add all of the smoothie ingredients to a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth.
Step 2: Enjoy! Pour into glasses, pop in a straw, and enjoy the refreshing taste!
Tips and tricks
-The amount of almond butter you use is completely up to you. It makes the smoothie more filling, but the more you use, the less cherry flavor you’ll taste.
-You can replace the flaxseeds with chia seeds in this recipe.
-Is it too thin? Either add more frozen cherries or a small handful of ice to thicken it up. Half of a frozen banana works too!
-Is it too thick? Add a splash of milk and blend until the desired consistency is reached.
-Make this a chocolate cherry smoothie by adding in a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder or using chocolate milk instead.
Can I add more fruit to this smoothie?
You can! Cherries go well with any other frozen berry, so feel free to add in a mix of frozen blueberries, strawberries, or blackberries. Just make sure you aren’t using more than 1 cup of fruit so the ratios in the recipe stay balanced.
Is this cherry smoothie vegan/gluten free?
This smoothie recipe is 100% gluten-free. You can easily make a vegan cherry smoothie by swapping out the Greek yogurt for coconut yogurt or another dairy free yogurt, and using plant-based milk for blending.
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- 1 cup cherries frozen
- ½ avocado
- ¼ cup plain yogurt Greek or dairy-free
- 2 tablespoon almond butter
- 2 tablespoon flaxseed or chia seeds
- ¾ cup almond milk or milk of choice
- Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse for 1 minute until mixture is smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!