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.
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.
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!
- Place the cherries, banana or mango, juice, seed butter, chia seeds, ginger, and salt (if using), in your blender. Puree until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy with a straw!