I’ve been buying large bags of frozen fruit for a few months from Costco for smoothies. I noticed last time I stocked up they had a new product – frozen organic cherries. I thought cherries would be a nice add to smoothies and a fresh flavor we only get to enjoy for a short time in the summer. Here’s a recipe for a smoothie using the yummy cherries. I can imagine these cherries would be great in a crisp or cobbler. Hmmm, I think I’ve got something to Pinterest about or substitute in Carol’s Berry Crisp recipe.
Nutrition note on cherries I just learned: Cherries are bursting with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. And! Bonus points – cherries contain a natural melatonin that can help you sleep.
Cherry Vanilla Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup milk of your choice (I used 2%)
- 1 cup plain yogurt or plain kefir
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Optional: 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds, a handful of ice to make colder and thicker.
Blend all ingredients and enjoy immediately. Serves 2.
Source: Jackie Mack, Lingonberry Lane