Very Cherry Smoothie


What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than a sweet cherry recipe! This cherry smoothie is a new favorite in my home. But it wasn’t just the changing of the seasons that prompted me to whip it up.

Very Cherry Smoothie Recipe - dairy-free, vegan, paleo, allergy-friendly and no sugar added

Allergic Living Spring 2017 Issue - Includes fabulous top allergen-free homemade bakeshop recipes!The Allergic Living Spring Issue will be arriving in mailboxes and hitting Whole Food’s shelves in a matter of days. And within that in-depth magazine, you’ll find my latest column with some delicious top allergen-free bakeshop recipe surprises. A hint: one of the recipes uses pure, sweet cherry juice. The same juice that I use in this cherry smoothie recipe.

I’m in love with the wonderful 100% sweet or black cherry juice that you can buy from Knudsen, Lakewood or like me, at Trader Joe’s! It adds so much flavor to recipes, and a little goes quite far. In fact, I had enough juice leftover from my Allergic Living recipe tests to create this intensely cherry smoothie. It’s a healthy blend that I make quite thick for a creamy, shake-like experience. Nonetheless, you can thin it with more delicious cherry juice for a more sippable smoothie.

But what makes this a very cherry smoothie is the double dose of fruit. Beyond the juice, I’ve included frozen dark sweet cherries. I also buy those at Trader Joe’s, but have seen different brands at other grocers, too.

Very Cherry Smoothie Recipe - dairy-free, vegan, paleo, allergy-friendly and no sugar added

Special Diet Notes: Very Cherry Smoothie

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, paleo-friendly, and top food allergy-friendly. I’ve also included a banana-free option!

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Very Cherry Smoothie
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Serves: 1 smoothie
  1. Place the cherries, banana or mango, juice, seed butter, chia seeds, ginger, and salt (if using), in your blender. Puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy with a straw!
Very Cherry Smoothie Recipe - dairy-free, vegan, paleo, allergy-friendly and no sugar added

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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  3. This sounds so good. I love cherries! Can’t wait to get some fresh ones to snack on this summer. I always buy the frozen ones from Trader Joe’s too. Loving all the other goodies you put in this smoothie too!! Yum!

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