Cherry Smoothie Recipe

The Cherry Season is sooo short! I love fresh cherries and inhale as many as I can while they are available.  I made this yummy smoothie the other night and thought I would share it with you.  And a heads up FYI…you don’t taste the spinach in this so it is fantastic for kids that aren’t thrilled with a green smoothie!

1 cup Cherries (pitted)

1 Frozen Banana

1-2 cups Baby Spinach

1/2 – 1 cup Milk (Raw milk, almond milk, coconut milk, your choice)

1 Dropper of Vanilla Stevia (or to taste)

Blend until Smooth.  I love my VitaMix!

Enjoy! And use a Straw, it’s just more fun that way!

Common Questions:

Yes, the cherries are organic and yours should be too!

Spinach.  I use baby spinach because I think it’s more mild, but if you want to use Kale or other greens, knock your socks off!

Milk? I don’t advocate conventional milk that you generally find at the grocery. The pasteurization process is harsh and denatures the protein thereby causing havoc in your body. Raw milk is a different story. It is amazingly good for you…if you can find it.  Otherwise, stick to almond milk or coconut milk.

Vanilla Stevia.  I use the Nu Naturals Vanilla Stevia.  The vanilla adds a richness to smoothies that I really like. Plus, this brand in particular is the best tasting that I have found. But…if you already have a favorite, more power to you. I might just add a dash of vanilla extract though, because it really does add another level to the smoothie!

Of course, after cherry season is over, you can substitute in blueberries or mixed berries.

Let me know how you like it.  I love your comments!

 

This entry was written by Dr. Shelly Masters , posted on Thursday August 02 2012at 11:08 am , filed under Recipes and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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