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Dark Cherry Smoothies

Dark Cherry Smoothies are so refreshing after yoga or for a breakfast or snack
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Paige

Ingredients

  • For the SMOOTHIES
  • 1 can Canned Coconut Milk, full fat variety, with the top solid portion of the can reserved. Approx. 13.5 ounce can
  • 1 10 ounce Cherries, dark, sweet, frozen
  • 1/2 cup Milk, regular, coconut or almond
  • 1/2 cup Banana, cut in chunks
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon, fresh squeezed See Recipe Note
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract or vanilla
  • For the COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM
  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract, pure
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Cream layer, reserved from above
  • Toasted Coconut for serving
  • Pitted Cherries with stems for serving

Instructions

  • Make the SMOOTHIES
  • Open the can of coconut cream and spoon out about 1/3 cup of the solid cream. Place in a medium-sized bowl.
    Freeze for 15 minutes.
  • Pour the remaining contents of the coconut cream can into a blender.
  • Add the frozen cherries to the blender.
    Add the milk of your preference to the blender.
  • Add the banana, lemon juice, honey and almond extract too.
  • 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 cherry, if desired.
  • Make the COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM
  • Whip the the cold coconut cream in a medium-sized bowl with the vanilla and maple syrup until its smooth and fluffy.
    Serve on top of the smoothies.

Notes

  • If you don't have a lemon, just leave it out. 
  • This recipe makes six 1/2 cup servings, but feel free to adjust the serving size as needed. 
This recipe was updated in November 2019.

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