This cherry smoothie is packed with the goodness of frozen cherries, yogurt, and banana and comes together in just 5 minutes. Serve this creamy, delicious, kid's friendy smoothie for breakfast, snack, or as a dessert.
Place ½ cup milk, 1 cup frozen pitted cherries, 1 large banana (frozen), ½ cup yogurt, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract into a high-speed blender.
Note – Thaw the frozen cherries and banana for 5 minutes if they are too hard, to ease the blending process.
Blend until smooth.
Pour the smoothie into 2 serving glasses. Garnish with cherry and mint leaf and serve.
In case you forget to freeze the cherries, then add in some ice cubes along with fresh cherries while blending.If you feel that your smoothie is not sweet enough, then feel free to add a little maple syrup or honey. Sugar-free substitutes like monk fruit or stevia also work great.Add in your preferred choice of protein powder/collagen peptides and enjoy it as a pre or post-workout snack. Cocoa powder is another great addition to that extra chocolaty taste.Want to make it more nutritious? Add in a boost of some greenssuch as spinach, kale, etc. The addition of color will change the color of the smoothie, but the taste will be as delicious as the previous one.You can also add almond butter, peanut butter, hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds while blending.This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.To make it vegan, replace the regular milk and yogurt with vegan milk and yogurt.