Cherry Coconut Milk Smoothie

Cherry Smoothie

Breakfast is an important meal of the day as it provides the necessary nutrients and fuel to get us going in the morning. I have never been a big breakfast person though, so instead I often have a power-packed smoothie with fruit, almond milk, sometimes a bit of protein powder and various other delights.

This smoothie might just be one of the tastiest yet. Cherries are coming into season here and that means they are bursting with flavor and affordable too. Of course, pitting cherries is not my favorite activity, but it's well worth the effort when you have a bowl of glistening red cherries to use however you please. They star here in a creamy beverage with coconut milk, some almond milk, frozen banana and a dash of vanilla. Apart from a blender, that is all you need.

Cherry Coconut Milk SmoothieCherry Coconut Milk Smoothie
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Published on July 13, 2016

Cold, creamy, delicious and refreshing cherry and banana smoothie made with coconut milk

Preparation: 10 minutes

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  • 2/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup almond or hemp milk, or more as needed
  • 1 frozen banana, sliced (2/3 cup frozen slices)
  • 2 cups fresh cherries, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Add a bit more almond or hemp milk if the mixture is too thick.

  • Tip: To freeze bananas for smoothies, peel the banana and cut into slices. Place the slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer-friendly container or freezer bag. The bananas will freeze well for up to 4 to 6 months.

Makes 2 servings

Fresh Cherry Smoothie

More smoothie recipes to enjoy from Lisa's Kitchen:
Beet and Strawberry Vanilla Smoothie
Avocado Blackberry Smoothie
Raspberry-Banana Oat and Chia Seed Smoothie
Pomegranate & Blueberry Oat Smoothie

Audio Accompaniment: Sam Maher - New York Handpan 01

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