Cherry Vanilla Green Smoothie

Cherry Vanilla Green Smoothie. Clean Eating and Weight Watchers Friendly 172 calories 4 Weight Watchers Points Plus

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I hope you are not getting sick of my green smoothie recipes because me love me some green smoothies. My latest – super simple yet totally delicious recipe – has dark sweet cherries. Yum!

I thought to use cherries when I came across a bag of frozen cherries as I was purchasing some frozen tropical fruit for my tropical green smoothie recipe. I almost always use frozen fruit in my smoothie recipes. It makes for a cold smoothie – without using ice – and always gives it a real nice consistency. However, there are limited fruits that are sold frozen so my options are usually limited. So when I saw the cherries I grabbed them and immediately thought cherry vanilla green smoothie.

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I combined the cherries with a little pure vanilla extract, banana, coconut milk, some ground flax seed, and a cup or so of kale. As always you can use any liquid or green you like.

This smoothie was delicious. My husband says it is easily in his top 3 favorite green smoothie recipe. His first one is the tropical green smoothie and second is the blueberry kale green smoothie.

Like my blueberry kale green smoothie the cherries give it a dark color so it does not turn as green as in the other smoothies. Also, the cherries are naturally sweet. So combined with the banana and vanilla you barely (if at all) taste the kale. This is a great smoothie for kids or someone who is just starting out with green smoothies.

Cherries are low in calories, high in fiber, and have some awesome health benefits. They help ease arthritis pain, fight cancer, lower blood pressure, and are known to help you sleep. Combined with the other ingredients and this green smoothie packs quite the nutritional punch.

I will say that finding frozen cherries is not easy. The only place I have found them is Wegmans. However, cherry season is coming up so pick a bunch and freeze to keep on hand for cherry vanilla smoothies. You will be glad you did.

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Cherry Vanilla Green Smoothie
 
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Recipe type: green smoothie recipe, breakfast recipe, smoothie recipe
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 cups frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 1 medium banana
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 cup kale
  • water for consistency
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend. Add water - if needed - for consistency.
Notes
Make Ahead Instructions

Smoothie ingredients can be made into a smoothie freezer kit ahead of time. Or you can completely make ahead of time and store for 1-2 days in the refrigerator. Consistency will change but flavor will still be tasty.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 cups Calories: 173 Fat: 6 WW Points +: 4 Fiber: 6 Protein: 3

 

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  1. So glad I ran across this recipe today! I was just taking inventory of my freezer, trying to figure out what I needed to use to make space for summer goodies to come, and had 3 bags of frozen tart cherries. Because they were tart cherries, I sweetened this smoothie up a bit with a Tbsp. of coconut sugar. Seriously though, this is an awesome smoothie, and I don’t love cherries, but now I know how my other two bags of cherries are going to be used!

  2. Katherine Croom says:

    I shop at Target for groceries and they seem to always have frozen cherries.
    I was just about to start looking for the green smoothie recipes so awesome timing! Thanks for all of the great posts this weekend about getting back on track. It was just what I needed.

  3. How do fruits with skins work in smoothies? Like blueberries, cherries, apples, etc. Do you have to peel them first? Do they make the smoothie fibrous or “chunky”?

  4. Just made this and its really yummy! It’s my first smoothie with kale and I can’t taste it all. I was surprised it was sweet without extra sweetener. The only down side is the cost of the cherries. I paid $4 for a small bag. Regardless, now I feel brave and will try the other Kale smoothie recipes on here.

  5. Could I use chia seeds instead of flax seeds?

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