Summertime is here, even though the official start isn’t until next week.  But schools are out, the weather is warm, and it’s time for seasonal fruits and veggies.  One of my favorite parts of Summer is being able to buy fresh cherries at the grocery store.  I believe the best way to eat seasonal fruits is in a freshly blended smoothie, or maybe an indulgent dessert too 😉 But we’re trying to keep things a bit healthier today.  Usually after my morning workout I blend some fruit and protein for breakfast to refuel my body.  This Cherry Pie Smoothie Recipe is refreshing on a hot day and tastes like one of our favorite summer treats.

Cherry Pie Smoothie that is naturally sweetened, made with real ingredients, and a refreshing summer treat.

The smoothies uses fresh cherries of course, oatmeal, yogurt, and almond butter for the ‘pie’, and a little almond extract for extra flavor.  I also like adding some greens or vegetables to my smoothies, so I throw in a handful of spinach, kale, or use the newest trend, frozen cauliflower.  Hello sneaky extra vitamins!  This is completely optional, but I promise you won’t even taste it.  Simply add all the ingredients to a high powered blender, this tasty treat takes less than 5 minutes to make.

Cherry Pie Smoothie that is naturally sweetened, made with real ingredients, and a refreshing summer treat.

Occasionally I’ll add extra protein powder when making a smoothie with greek yogurt, but since the yogurt has a decent amount of protein it’s not necessary.  Feel free to add a scoop of vanilla or maybe even chocolate. Shakeology, Naked Whey, and Vega are some of my favorite proteins.

Cherry Pie Smoothie that is naturally sweetened, made with real ingredients, and a refreshing summer treat.

Oh did I mention that this will probably also curb your sweet tooth cravings.  The sweetness from the cherries and vanilla yogurt give it a great taste and you’ll feel like you’re drinking dessert.  Enjoy 🙂

Cherry Pie Smoothie that is naturally sweetened, made with real ingredients, and a refreshing summer treat.

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Cherry Pie Smoothie Recipe
 
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This Cherry Pie Smoothie is naturally sweetened, make with quality ingredients, and is a refreshing summer treat.
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup pitted fresh cherries
  • ¼ cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • handful of frozen cauliflower (optional)
  • If not using frozen cauliflower I suggest adding a few ice cubes
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup to sweeten if needed (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients to a high powered blender. Blend until smooth. Add more milk to thin or more ice to thicken. Serve immediately.

 

Cherry Pie Smoothie that is naturally sweetened, made with real ingredients, and a refreshing summer treat.

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27 Comments on Cherry Pie Smoothie Recipe

  1. Evangeline
    June 14, 2017 at 12:32 pm (2 months ago)

    This looks amazing! Adding frozen cauliflower is a brilliant idea. Does it add creaminess, kind of like the texture of bananas? Also, I recently tried the chocolate flavored Vega, and holy yum. It’s so, so good.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 14, 2017 at 9:08 pm (2 months ago)

      Yes it does add a little creaminess like frozen bananas! Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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  2. Carrie this fit chick
    June 14, 2017 at 12:33 pm (2 months ago)

    Ah the cherries right now are amazing! I just had some fresh ones on Sunday!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 14, 2017 at 9:08 pm (2 months ago)

      They’re the best right. I used to be all about strawberries and peaches in the summer, but now obsessed with these!

      Reply
  3. Kat
    June 14, 2017 at 9:50 pm (2 months ago)

    It is sooo hot in my neck of the woods – we have 108 degree temps coming! So yes, I’m in need of all things smoothie related 😉
    This smoothie recipe looks and sounds amazing! I’ve been hoarding my cherries like crazy – this smoothie sounds like the perfect way to put them to use!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 15, 2017 at 1:38 pm (2 months ago)

      OMG 108 degrees. All I would eat is smoothies! Let me know if you try it.

      Reply
  4. Patrick@looneyforfood.com
    June 14, 2017 at 11:21 pm (2 months ago)

    This sounds so good and refreshing! I love adding cauliflower to smoothies, great volume! I have recently been adding frozen cucumbers as well.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 15, 2017 at 1:38 pm (2 months ago)

      Cucumber, genius! Need to try that.

      Reply
  5. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups
    June 15, 2017 at 12:16 am (2 months ago)

    Yum! I am all about the cherries, we buy the frozen ones at Costco, so we usually have some on hand. I love the idea of using a little almond extract for extra flavor.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 15, 2017 at 1:39 pm (2 months ago)

      Yes, almond extract is in most cherry pies, so I though why not add it to the smoothie?!?

      Reply
  6. Bethany
    June 15, 2017 at 12:32 am (2 months ago)

    I have a smoothie similar to this on my blog I make. I LOVE adding the cauliflower! Sounds weird but it makes it all creamy and yum. The almond extract is a great idea!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 15, 2017 at 1:39 pm (2 months ago)

      My husband was so weirded out by the cauliflower at first, but he said he definitely couldn’t even taste it.

      Reply
  7. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby
    June 15, 2017 at 12:43 am (2 months ago)

    I’ve been obsessed with cherries since getting back from Northern California where I ate them off the tree! Wish I could get them that fresh again!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 15, 2017 at 1:40 pm (2 months ago)

      OH cherries straight from the tree! That sounds amazing.

      Reply
  8. Liz S.
    June 15, 2017 at 6:08 am (2 months ago)

    My favorite fruit of all-time is definitely cherries – so glad they’re in season now (especially bing cherries). By the way, I just stumbled across your blog today – glad I found it! Cool to read you’re originally from Ohio – I was born and raised there and am still living in Ohio 🙂

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 15, 2017 at 1:41 pm (2 months ago)

      I just fell in love with cherries a few years ago and have been obsessed. Stinks they’re only a season fruit though. And YES OHIO! Where do you live? I’m hoping to make it back home sometime this summer.

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      • Liz S.
        June 15, 2017 at 8:58 pm (2 months ago)

        Would you mind sending me an email (I assume you can see my email address)? I’d prefer to share with you my location there, versus in a public comment 😉

        Reply
  9. Emily
    June 15, 2017 at 2:17 pm (2 months ago)

    Wow this was a really good idea Patricia; I LOVE fresh cherries, but I haven’t made a cherry pie in years since we were at my Grandma’s. The addition of oatmeal is perfect for the pie part. 🙂

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 16, 2017 at 4:41 pm (2 months ago)

      I don’t think I’ve ever made a cherry pie, since I call myself a baker I should probably get on that.

      Reply
  10. Catherine @ A Cup of Catherine
    June 16, 2017 at 12:45 am (2 months ago)

    Frozen cauliflower is my new favorite add-in…I love the extra nutrients and creaminess it adds! This smoothie looks fantastic.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 16, 2017 at 4:41 pm (2 months ago)

      Yes it makes the smoothies so creamy!

      Reply
  11. AMANDA @amandaisms
    June 16, 2017 at 1:03 am (2 months ago)

    This sounds SO refreshing for summer!! I haven’t tried frozen cauliflower in a smoothie yet but says it’s so good!! My favorite summer veggi is grilled yellow squash!!

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 16, 2017 at 4:42 pm (2 months ago)

      Mmmmm I love some grilled squash and zucchini in the Summer! I always like making them with kabobs.

      Reply
  12. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets
    June 16, 2017 at 6:59 pm (2 months ago)

    This smoothie looks so good! I’ve made one with frozen cherries but not the fresh stuff, I’m sure it makes a huge difference!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 16, 2017 at 9:33 pm (2 months ago)

      I debated on using frozen for the recipe, but the fresh cherries at the grocery store were just calling my name! Hope you give this one a try.

      Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 24, 2017 at 2:16 pm (2 months ago)

      It is! Hope you’ll give it a try.

      Reply

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