Cherry Smoothies

I absolutely LOVE smoothies (including cherry smoothies)!  They were one of my favorite things to make as a child and as a young teen I had full license of the blender and loved every minute of it.  When I was younger I made a ton of Apple-Banana Smoothies, but have since then tweaked my recipe for my own children.cherry smoothie

We are pretty big fruit eaters and although we love our fruit fresh, we also love a good recipe that includes some of our favorites.  When fresh fruit is in season we gobble it up and when it isn’t, we are thankful for all of the amazing fresh, frozen, no-sugar added options at the grocery store.  Frozen strawberries, mixed berries, blueberries and a fruit salad have been available for years, but now there are so many more options; pitted cherries, mangoes, pineapple, etc.

I was thrilled last year when I found the pitted dark cherries become available because when these are in season, you will almost always find a bowl at our home, however, they don’t last very long :).  So, finding this frozen treat I have taken my love for smoothies and combined it with our love for cherries and have created a couple of ‘thumbs up’ blends to share.

Cherry Smoothie (Option 1) by Jodie Fitz

1 cup ice

1 cup low fat/fat free milk

1 cup fresh, frozen, pitted cherries

6 oz. low fat vanilla yogurt

1 – 2 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Put all of the ingredients into the blender and blend!

NOTE: My daughter says to serve it with a straw, because everything tastes better with as straw – lol :)!

Honey:  The amount of honey can vary depending on taste buds and the tartness of cherries.  Simply mix with the lower amount, taste and add if needed.

Cherry Smoothie (Option 2) by Jodie Fitz

1 cup ice

1 cup low fat/fat free milk

1 cup fresh, frozen, pitted cherries

6 oz. low fat vanilla yogurt

1 – 2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon lime juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Put all of the ingredients into the blender and blend!

 
Disclosure: I am pleased to be working with MVP Health Care and the MVP Generation Go Program, which has sponsored this post. My participation is voluntary and my opinion is always my own, as is any advice offered.
 

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    • Jodie Fitz says

      THANK you for the invite – I did swing by! Let me know if this is a regular link up & I will add it to my list. Thanks for visiting…have a GREAT week :)
      ~ Jodie

    • Jodie Fitz says

      Thanks for stopping by! We LOVE cherries & I love finding ways to squeeze our favorite summer flavors into the winter months :)> Hope you have a great week & I’ll be sure to pop over for a visit!
      ~ Jodie

  1. says

    We’re big smoothie drinkers here to. I love the fact that you added vanilla to it, cherries and vanilla just belong together. : ) Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight. Have a great week and come back soon!

    • Jodie Fitz says

      Love cherry and vanilla, cherry and almond, cherry and lime – some of our favorite combos all wrapped in one :)!!!
      Thanks for stopping by & for hosting – have a GREAT week!
      ~ Jodie

    • Jodie Fitz says

      LOVE the cherries when they are in season here, but for now it’s fresh frozen that reminds us of the summer season :)!
      Enjoy your cherry season in Oz…
      ~ Jodie

  2. says

    Can’t wait to try both of your cherry smoothies. I always feel like smoothies are such a healthy treat.

    Found you on the blog hop!
    Happy blogging!
    Janice

    • Jodie Fitz says

      I know – when I have them for breakfast or lunch I feel like I’m drinking a shake, but with better ingredients – lol!

      Enjoy & Thanks for stopping by & for blog hopping over :)! Have a great week…
      ~ Jodie

    • Jodie Fitz says

      Hi there – I hope to be there w a share :)! Thanks for stopping by – we are HUGE smoothie lovers/experimenters of here too…
      Have a great week!
      ~ Jodie

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