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cherry smoothie in a glass topped with almonds and frozen cherries

Almond Cherry Smoothie (my favorite smoothie ever!)

Delicious cherry smoothie recipe made with tart cherries, banana, creamy almond butter and a hint of almond extract. Add your favorite mix-ins, a boost of protein and a handful of spinach to this vegan cherry smoothie for a wonderful and refreshing breakfast or snack.

Course Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Keyword almond cherry smoothie, cherry almond smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 326 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana, preferably frozen
  • 1 cup frozen cherries (or a cherry and berry mix is great!)
  • 2 cups organic spinach (note that this will change the color of the smoothie, but not the flavor)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or dairy free milk of choice)
  • Optional add-ins:
  • 1 scoop your favorite protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa or cacao powder

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add more milk if necessary. Serves 1. Feel free to double the recipe to serve 2!

Recipe Notes

Have fun with some delicious add-ins to really make this cherry smoothie your own! Here are some suggestions:

  • Flaxseed meal: this is one of my favorite ingredients to add to shakes and smoothies for a little boost of fiber and minerals. It’s especially great for nursing mamas as flaxseed can help increase milk supply. Usually a tablespoon is plenty! Here’s a brand I love.
  • Chia or hemp seeds: add in a tablespoon of chia seeds or hemp seeds for a boost of healthy fats, fiber & omega-3s.
  • Greek yogurt: add a boost of protein with a scoop of Greek yogurt (or your favorite dairy free yogurt). You may have to reduce the almond milk to 1/4 cup in this recipe when adding yogurt.
  • Protein powder or collagen peptides: another great way to add some protein. A plain, vanilla or even chocolate flavored protein powder in this recipe. Here is a great plant-based option.
  • Cocoa or cacao powder: turn this into an amazing chocolate cherry smoothie while adding a great source of antioxidants. I recommend 1 tablespoon of cocoa or cacao powder.
Nutrition Facts
Almond Cherry Smoothie (my favorite smoothie ever!)
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 91
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.1g16%
Saturated Fat 0.9g6%
Carbohydrates 56.2g19%
Fiber 11.9g50%
Sugar 32.7g36%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.