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.
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.
Dairy free but super creamy and delicious!
- 3/4 cup frozen cherries
- 1.5 tbsp sunbutter (sunflower seed butter)
- 1/4 cup dried white mulberries
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp goji berries (optional)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3-1/2 cup ice
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. 🙂