Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

July 19, 2016

One of the many things that I love about summer is the abundance of fresh fruit filling the produce aisles.  Sweet strawberries, juicy peaches, and tart blueberries hold a permanent place in our fridge and brighten our summer meals.

Cherries were on mega sale this week, so – of course – I stocked up. Apparently my eyes were a bit bigger than my stomach, however, as I had a hard time eating them all before they reached the “overripe” stage. Luckily, cherries freeze well. All you need to do is take out the pits and put them in the freezer. Pretty simple.

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This morning I pulled out some of those frozen gems and turned them into a delicious cherry vanilla smoothie for breakfast. The natural sweetness of the cherries combine with the protein rich vanilla yogurt and result in a delicious dessert-like smoothie that totally passes for breakfast. Dessert for breakfast for the win!

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What are your favorite cherry recipes? Link up below!

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Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

Serves: 1

Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tsp. honey or sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender (this is the one I use).
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy!

Recipe from Ellie Krieger’s So Easy cookbook.

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