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DARK CHERRY SMOOTHIES

Ingredients

  • Makes about 3 cups
  • FOR THE SMOOTHIES
  • 1 can coconut cream usually 13.5 ounces, use the full fat variety
  • 1 10 ounce bag dark sweet frozen cherries
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated milk coconut, almond or regular
  • 1 small banana cut in chunks, about 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 lemon juice squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla
  • FOR THE COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM
  • Solid cream from the can used above
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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  • Coconut whipped cream for serving (recipe below)
  • Toasted coconut for serving recipe below
  • Pitted cherries with stems I got mine at Trader Joe's
  • Straws optional for serving

Instructions

  • MAKE THE SMOOTHIES
  • Open the can of coconut cream and spoon out the solid cream into a medium-sized bowl. Set in the freezer for 15 minutes to get it cold.
  • Pour the liquid portion of the coconut cream that's left in the can into a blender.
  • Add the frozen cherries and the 1/2 cup of refrigerated milk (I use a coconut and almond milk blend available in the cold section of the grocery store.)
  • Add the banana, the lemon juice, the honey and almond extract.
  • Whiz together in the blender until completely smooth, adding a bit more liquid if its too thick, and a bit more honey if you like it sweeter. (Taste it with a spoon first)
  • Pour into glasses and garnish with whipped coconut cream, toasted coconut and cherry.
  • MAKE THE COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM
  • Using a hand held mixer, whip the cold coconut cream in the bowl with the vanilla and maple syrup until its smooth and fluffy, serve on top.