Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

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Cherry smoothie topped with seeds in a giant glass on a wooden table

This cherry vanilla smoothie is the perfect amount of sweet and filling for a smoothie breakfast or snack! Frozen cherries are mixed with seeds for a little extra protein. 

Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

I posted this on instagram and facebook, but thought it deserved it’s own space on the blog. It’s that good! Smoothies are probably my favorite thing to make in the morning, and I find it’s easy to whip together quickly. It is possible to make great smoothies without the addition of dairy, and this one is proof. While tart cherries offer wonderful properties as far as soothing muscle soreness and promoting sleep, sweet cherries have greater anti-inflammatory properties.

Where to Find Dried Mulberries

As you’ve seen in some of my other smoothies, mulberries are my favorite. I recently found Anthony’s which are sun-dried and look quite good. TerraSoul is my current brand. Although these are dried, you can rest easy knowing they don’t contain sulfites you’d find in other dried fruits. I also order my goji berries on Amazon, but these are really optional for this smoothie. I just use them for the extra superfood properties. Frozen cherries can be found in almost every grocery store. I usually get mine from Trader Joe’s (I know, I know they’re not organic), but one of my lovely readers told me you can get a huge bag of organic ones from Costco. But good luck making it out of there without 50 bins of toilet paper too.

If you can’t find this or simply don’t want to use them, just leave them out. The smoothie won’t be as sweet, but I find it’s still delicious either way. 

Tips for Smoothie Making

This recipe works well in all types of blenders, but I find I don’t have to use as much liquid with a high speed blender like Vitamix

  • Start with liquid first, then seeds and/or fruits and vegetables, and finish with ice. 
  • Add more ice to thicken the smoothie (or frozen fruit) and more water or milk to thin it. 
  • Seeds add lots of extra protein! Here you can substitute the water for hemp milk if you’re looking for a very filling breakfast.

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5 from 1 vote
Cherry smoothie topped with seeds in a giant glass
Cherry Vanilla Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Dairy free but super creamy and delicious, this cherry vanilla smoothie will be your new favorite breakfast!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherry Smoothie
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 225 kcal
Author: The Dizzy Cook
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup frozen cherries
  • 1.5 tbsp sunbutter (sunflower seed butter)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup water or milk of choice
  • 1/3-1/2 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup dried white mulberries (optional, see post)
  • 1 tbsp goji berries (optional, see post)
  • hemp seeds and/or chia seeds for garnish or extra protein
Instructions
  1. Combine goji berries, mulberries, vanilla, sunbutter, and water. Blend to combine. Add frozen cherries and blend. (If you have a high speed blender like a vitamix, just dump everything in and blend it)
    Add desired amount of ice to thicken. Serve immediately! Duh. 🙂

Recipe Notes
  • Start with liquid first, then seeds and/or fruits and vegetables, and finish with ice. 
  • Add more ice to thicken the smoothie (or frozen fruit) and more water or milk to thin it. 
  • Seeds add lots of extra protein! Here you can substitute the water for hemp milk if you're looking for a very filling breakfast.
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Vanilla Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 298mg9%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 66IU1%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Alicia was diagnosed with Chronic Vestibular Migraine in 2016 and has been able to successfully manage her symptoms through medication, supplements, lifestyle changes, and the Heal Your Headache Diet by Dr. David Buchholz from Johns Hopkins. She's the owner of The Dizzy Cook.

4 comments

  1. BigMac

    5 stars
    Your friend was right about the Cherries at Costco. They are frozen “Dark Sweet Cherries” (no sugar added) whole cherries in a 4lb bag. They also have a 4lb bag of organic “Wild Blueberries”. Both are flash frozen.

    Reply

  2. BigMac

    PS, what is the “garnish” on top? Hemp seeds and??

    Reply

  3. Rachel

    Hi Alicia, where does one get white mulberries???

    Reply

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