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This easy cherry smoothie recipe is made with simple, healthy ingredients and flavours like vanilla, cinnamon, and fresh mint. Dietitian-designed, this breakfast smoothie is nutrient-dense and will keep you full all morning long!

two glasses of cherry yogurt smoothie with mint leaf and straw on top

2020 is officially the year of smoothies for me, among other things (!!). I’ve gotten hooked on making them for breakfast almost every morning and I love playing around with new flavour combinations for you guys.

Enjoying fresh seasonal produce is my jam, so when fresh cherry season hit I just knew I had to experiment with a cherry smoothie! Cherries provide a ton of nutrition benefits and also the most beautiful, vibrant colour to smoothies.

As a dietitian, I always have your health in mind when creating recipes. This smoothie is balanced in nutrition, packing in fibre-rich carbohydrates, healthy fats, and plenty of protein to keep you nourished and full all morning long.

Want more smoothie recipe inspiration? Check out my roundup of easy, healthy smoothie recipes for more ideas!

overhead shot of glass with cherry smoothie straw and mint leaf

Cherry Smoothie Ingredients

This simple cherry smoothie is made with healthy ingredients, such as:

If you’ve ever wondered what ingredients go well with cherries in a smoothie, I promise you this combination is delicious!

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Recipe Modifications

This recipe can be modified to suit your dietary needs or to adjust to the ingredients you have on hand. For instance,

  • almond butter can be swapped with peanut butter or sunflower seed butter (for a nut-free version)
  • almond milk can be swapped with any other type of milk or milk alternative
  • chia and hemp seeds can be swapped for one another, or try flax seeds instead
  • if a vegan or dairy-free version is needed, simply swap the greek yogurt with a dairy-free alternative. Do note that this will likely lower the protein content of the smoothie, in which case you may want to add a plant-based protein powder
glass of cherry yogurt smoothie with mint leaf and straw on top

Can You Put Cherries In A Blender?

Yes, of course! Just make sure you remove the pit first – you don’t want to throw those pits in.

To do so, I simply slice the cherries in half with a pairing knife and remove the pits. If you don’t mind things being a bit messy, sometimes I just use my hands to pull them apart instead ;).

You can use fresh or frozen cherries in a blender. Typically, the frozen version will already be pitted, which makes for less work on your end.

My Favourite Blender

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Cherry Smoothie Health Benefits

As a dietitian, I always try to make smoothies that are packed with a ton of nutrition and health benefits! This cherry smoothie is no different:

Cherries are a great source of:

  • dietary fibre, with 1 cup of pitted cherries providing 2.5 grams or 10% of your daily needs
  • micronutrients, like vitamin C, potassium, copper, and manganese. 1 cup of cherries provides 18%, 10%, 5%, and 5% of your daily needs of these nutrients, respectively.
  • antioxidants, like polyphenols and carotenoids

In addition to the health benefits of cherries, this smoothie also contains ingredients that are high in protein, healthy fats, and fibre. These include the greek yogurt, almond butter, avocado, hemp, and chia seeds.

Ingredients high in protein, fat, and fibre all help to keep you feeling full and satisfied, while also slowing your blood sugar response. This means no sudden spikes and crashes in energy!

Because of these health benefits, this cherry yogurt smoothie makes an awesome breakfast to start your day.

overhead shot of glass with cherry smoothie straw and mint leaf

More Healthy Smoothie Recipes

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Get the Recipe: Simple Cherry Smoothie With Yogurt

This easy cherry smoothie recipe is made with simple, healthy ingredients and flavours like vanilla, cinnamon, and fresh mint. Dietitian-designed, this breakfast smoothie is nutrient-dense and will keep you full all morning long!
two glasses of cherry yogurt smoothie with mint leaf and straw on top
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender, making sure to add the almond milk first (this helps with blending).
  • Blend on high for about 2 minutes, or until smooth and creamy. Adjust sweetness to taste or add additional ice, if desired. If not using frozen avocado or banana, you will likely need a bit more ice to get it cold enough.
  • Enjoy immediately or store for later!

Notes

*This smoothie will keep for about 1-2 days in the fridge. Simply pour into a jar with a lid and refrigerate. Separation is normal – just give the jar a good shake or put it in the blender again!
*You can freeze smoothies by pouring any extra into silicone ice cube trays or muffin tins and placing them in the freezer. Once frozen, you can pop out the smoothie “cubes” and store in them in a freezer-safe bag. Just thaw the cubes for a few hours or the night before you want the smoothie.
*If the smoothie is a bit too thick or doesn’t blend (it can vary depending on your blender), simply add a bit more nut milk until it reaches your desired consistency.
*Recipe modifications:
  • almond butter can be swapped with peanut butter or sunflower seed butter (for a nut-free version)
  • almond milk can be swapped with any other type of milk or milk alternative
  • chia and hemp seeds can be swapped for one another, or try flax seeds instead
  • if a vegan or dairy-free version is needed, simply swap the greek yogurt with a dairy-free alternative. Do note that this will likely lower the protein content of the smoothie, in which case you may want to add a plant-based protein powder

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