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5 from 9 votes

Dark Cherry Smoothies

A refreshing, tasty cherry smoothie is a perfect quick breakfast or snack!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Plus freezing time for the coconut cream15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Paige

Ingredients

  • 1 can Coconut Milk, canned full fat variety, with the solid portion from the top of the can reserved and set aside Approx. a 13.5 ounce can
  • 2.5 cups Cherries (frozen,dark,sweet, pitted) partially thawed (12 ounce bag) See Recipe Tips
  • 1/2 cup Milk, regular or non-dairy
  • 1/2 cup Banana, cut in chunks
  • 2 tablespoons Honey or more for desired sweetness
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • For the COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM
  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract, pure (not imitation)
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Cream layer, reserved from can above
  • 1/4 cup Toasted Coconut for serving
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Cherries with stems for serving, optional

Instructions

  • Make the SMOOTHIES
    Open the can of coconut cream and spoon out the solid cream that's on the top, about 1/3 cup, and place in a medium-sized bowl. Freeze for 15 minutes.
    Pour the remaining contents of the coconut cream can into a blender along with the partially frozen cherries, milk, banana, honey and vanilla extract
    Whiz everything together until completely smooth, adding a bit more milk if its too thick, and a bit more honey if you like it sweeter
    Pour into glasses
    Garnish with whipped coconut cream, toasted coconut and a fresh cherry, if desired.
  • Make the COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM
    Whip the the partially frozen coconut cream with a hand mixer or whisk in the medium-sized bowl with the vanilla and maple syrup until smooth and fluffy.
    Divide on top of each smoothie

Notes

  • Partially thaw the cherries by leaving them out for about 15 minutes.  They should be slightly softened but still frozen. 
  • Use any kind of non-dairy milk you'd like instead of regular milk in this recipe
  • Add more honey to this recipe if you like it a little sweeter
  • This recipe makes six 1/2 cup servings, but it can be three one cup smoothies too

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 335mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg