Tasty Cherry Smoothie Recipes in 10 Different Flavors

Tasty Cherry Smoothie Recipes in 10 Different Flavors

Adding cherries to your smoothies is an easy way to supercharge the health benefits.

Cherries are loaded with antioxidants and are anti inflammatory. They’re also highly nutritious. Add them to your smoothies and you’ll get vitamins A, B vitamins and key minerals, including potassium, magnesium, iron and even calcium.

This makes them a good choice for keeping your heart healthy and helping to keep bones strong. Cherries also contain melatonin, which helps you to sleep better.

Plus, they’re perfect in a post workout smoothie. Cherries are known to reduce inflammation and reducing pain.

Whatever type of smoothie you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. Read on for some inspiration for how you can use cherries to create super healthy and incredibly tasty smoothies.

Superfood Cherry Smoothies

Whether you’re looking for a healthy and yummy breakfast smoothie or a delicious but super nutritious dessert smoothie, cherries are a great choice of ingredient. Here are some recipes that you’re sure to love.

1. ​Cherry Chocolate Smoothie

cherry chocolate smoothie recipe

If you’re a big fan of eating chocolate covered cherries, you’ll love this smoothie.

It’s so rich, creamy and delicious, you might find it hard to believe that it’s actually super healthy (and sugar free!) too. Both cherries and raw cacao are rich in antioxidants and are heart healthy.

They’re also a great source of magnesium. Cherries also provide a healthy dose of fiber and a whole host of vitamins and minerals.

​Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ​1 cup cherries (pitted)
  • ​1 banana (peeled and chopped)
  • ​1 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • ​4 ​ounces yogurt
  • ​4 ​ounces milk
  • ​​Optional - A dash of honey or maple syrup to sweeten

Instructions

  1. ​Pit the cherries and prep the banana.
  2. ​Add all of the ingredients to your blender.
  3. ​​Serve and enjoy!

2. ​Cherry Pineapple Smoothie

cherry pineapple smoothie recipe

This is a super simple smoothie recipe and is great for a nutritional and healthy breakfast smoothie that doesn’t take a lot of time to prepare.

On paper, cherry and pineapple may not seem perfect partners in a smoothie.

The sweetness of the pineapple works really well with the cherry and means that you don’t need to add anything else to sweeten it.

Using frozen banana makes this smoothie deliciously creamy, especially if you’re also using almond milk.

Nutrition wise, this smoothie is a great source of vitamin C and also provides potassium, magnesium, healthy fats and vitamin D.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ​½ frozen banana
  • ​½ cup cherries (pitted)
  • ​½ cup pineapple (chopped)
  • ​1​ tbsp chia seeds
  • ​​2 ounces almond milk (or 4 ounces if you're not using ice)
  • ​​1-2 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. ​Freeze a banana before you make the smoothie.
  2. ​Pit the cherries and prep the pineapple.
  3. ​​Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

3. ​Cherry Spinach Smoothie

cherry spinach smoothie recipe

Love your green smoothies or just want to make them more appealing? Cherry goes great with greens too. Almond milk goes great with this combination too and makes it super creamy too.

If you want a stronger almond taste, you can make your own almond milk by soaking raw almonds overnight and blending them the next day. Using orange juice in green smoothies means that you won’t taste greens at all.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ​1 cup cherries (pitted)
  • ​½ frozen banana (peeled and chopped)
  • ​1 cup spinach
  • ​6 ounces almond milk
  • ​2 ounces orange juice

Instructions

  1. ​Freeze a banana before making the smoothie.
  2. Pit the cherries and prep the banana.
  3. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

4. ​Cherry Smoothie - Vegan

cherry smoothie recipe

This cherry smoothie only uses a handful of ingredients. It’s also vegan and includes non dairy milk and nut butter and is also gluten free. Nutrition wise, it provides a range of nutrients. Protein, fiber and healthy fats

Sip on this in the morning and you’ll be energized for the day ahead.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ​10 cherries (pitted)
  • 1 ​frozen banana
  • ​4 ounces almond milk
  • ​1 date (pitted)
  • ​​1 tbsp nut butter

Instructions

  1. ​Freeze a banana before making this smoothie.
  2. Pit the cherries and dates.
  3. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

5. ​Cherry Smoothie With Almond Milk

cherry smoothie with almond milk recipe

This cherry and banana smoothie is so easy to make and includes almond milk for a super creamy consistency.

It’s high in protein and fiber. Perfect for a filling breakfast smoothie or an energizing mid afternoon smoothie.

You can turn this into a chocolate flavored smoothie by adding cacao powder and leaving out the vanilla flavoring. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ​​½ cup cherries (pitted)
  • ​​½ banana (peeled and chopped)
  • ​2 ounces Greek yogurt
  • ​​1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ​​6 ounces almond milk
  • ​​½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ​1 handful of ice
  • ​​Optional - 1 tbsp cacao powder

Instructions

  1. ​Pit the cherries and prep the banana.
  2. Put all of the ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

​6. ​Cherry Blueberry Smoothie

With cherries and blueberries, this smoothie is packed with antioxidants. Chia seeds add protein, fiber and healthy fats.

It’s highly nutritious and you can increase the health benefits by turning it into a green smoothie.

The other ingredients mean that even kale isn’t that obvious. The cherry, blueberry and banana combination offers a lot of natural sweetness so it’s unlikely that you’ll want to add anything else to sweeten, except for vanilla (which can add a different flavor).

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ​​½ cup cherries (pitted)
  • ​½ cup blueberries
  • ​½ banana (chopped and peeled)
  • ​1 tbsp chia or flax seeds
  • ​4 ounces milk
  • ​Optional - 2 to 3 ice cubes
  • ​Optional - 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • ​Optional - 1 cup kale or spinach

Instructions

  1. ​Pit the cherries and prep the banana.
  2. Put all of the ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

​7. ​Cherry Mango Smoothie

mango strawberry smoothie

If you’re looking for a smoothie that can help you to reduce inflammation, look no further! It’s also really quick and easy to put together, with just a few ingredients involved.

With cherry and mango, this smoothie has great anti inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.

Mango provides vitamin A and C on top of the vitamins you’ll get from the cherries. You’ll also get potassium and small amounts of iron and calcium. It’s suitable for vegans and is gluten free and dairy free.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ​1 cup cherries (pitted)
  • 1 ​cup frozen mango
  • ​6 ounces liquid
  • ​​Optional - 1 tsp of honey or maple syrup to sweeten

Instructions

  1. ​Pit the cherries.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

​8. ​Apple Cherry Smoothie

When you’re craving something sweet and healthy, this smoothie is just what you need. Despite the natural sweetness, this is also a low calorie smoothie so it’s ideal if you’re trying to lose weight.

Apple is a weight loss friendly food and is also very nutritious. Some of the health benefits linked to apples include lowering blood pressure, protecting against heart disease and reducing your risk of developing some cancers.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ​​½ cup cherries (pitted)
  • ​1 apple (preferably red, and peeled, cored and chopped into pieces)
  • ​Handful of baby spinach
  • ​1 tsp chia seeds
  • ​Optional - ¼ tsp almond or vanilla extract
  • ​6 to 8 ounces liquid
  • ​2 to 3 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. ​Pit the cherries and prep the apple.
  2. Put all of the ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

​9. ​Banana Cherry Peanut Butter Smoothie

This smoothie is rich, nutritious and super healthy. With peanut butter, it’s likely to be a big hit with kids too.

Peanut butter provides plenty of protein, which makes it a great choice for a filling breakfast smoothie. There is plenty of potassium in this smoothie thanks to the banana and cherry.

Using peanut butter and frozen fruit helps to create an ice cream style texture to the smoothie but you can also fresh fruit if you don’t have frozen or don’t want to use it.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ​½ cup frozen cherries
  • 1 ​frozen banana
  • ​1 heaped tbsp peanut butter
  • ​​4 ounces almond milk
  • ​Optional - 1 cup mixed berries

Instructions

  1. ​Freeze a banana before making this smoothie.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender except the cherries and blend.
  3. Add the cherries and continue blending.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

​10. ​Strawberry Cherry Smoothie

Banana adds just enough sweetness to offset the natural tart taste of this smoothie. It’s also a gorgeous deep red color. If you want to make it super creamy, you can add Greek yogurt or avocado.

Nutrition wise, this smoothie provides fiber, protein, healthy fats and lots of vitamins A and C. There are also smaller amounts of calcium and iron. It’s also a low calorie and weight loss friendly smoothie. It’s also suitable for gluten free and Paleo diets (and vegan if you use dairy free milk).

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ​1 cup cherries (pitted)
  • ​½ orange (peeled and separated into wedges)
  • ​½ banana (peeled and chopped)
  • ​​1 cup strawberries (hulled)
  • ​1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ​​4 ounces liquid
  • ​​Optional - 2 to 3 ounces Greek yogurt or ¼ avocado (peeled and pitted)
  • ​​Optional - ​1 tsp honey, maple syrup or agave nectar to sweeten

Instructions

  1. ​Prep the orange, banana, strawberries and cherries.
  2. ​Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Cherry FAQs​

Hopefully by now you’re really excited about using cherries in your smoothies and want to know more about some of the nutritional benefits that this fruit can offer.

Are cherries good for gout?

Cherries could make gout attacks less severe, according to studies. Researchers in the US asked gout patients to record what they ate in the two days prior to an attack.

They found that those who were eating cherries had a 37% reduction in the number of attacks that they experienced compared to the gout patients who didn’t eat cherries.

When this was combined with anti gout medication, patients were up to 75% less likely to have attacks.

This may be due to the anthocyanins in cherries. These are powerful antioxidants that have anti inflammatory benefits.

Researchers suggested that the anti inflammatory effects of cherries could be on a par with ibuprofen.

Are cherries good for constipation?

The fiber and sugar content in fruit can help with digestive health and regular bowel movements.

Some fruits are particularly good for preventing constipation though. 

Sweet cherries are one of these fruits as they naturally contain sorbitol. Your body finds it hard to digest sorbitol effectively and this means that more water is pulled into the intestines.

This helps to move things along your digestive tract so that stools can be passed more easily. It’s a fine line though … you don’t want to eat too many cherries in one go as it can result in diarrhea!

Are cherries high in potassium?

Cherries are a natural source of potassium and one cup of cherries (the average amount we’re using in the smoothie recipes in this piece) contains roughly 342 mg of potassium, which is around 7% of your daily needs.

This isn’t as high as some fruits as avocado, guavas, kiwi, banana, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, apricots and pomegranates all contain more than this.

People on a low potassium diet are generally advised to restrict their potassium intake to 200mg per serving. As cherries are considered to be a high potassium fruit, it can be a good idea to alter the amount of cherries you use in your smoothies.

Are cherries high in iron?

A one cup serving of cherries offers around 0.6mg of iron, which is roughly 3% of daily iron needs.

You can also boost the iron content in cherry smoothies by also including spinach, raspberries, pumpkin seeds, cacao, maca and spirulina.

Adding vitamin C rich foods to cherry smoothies can help more iron to be absorbed. Oranges, orange juice, blueberries can all help with this.

Are cherries good for your skin?

Cherries contains vitamin A, which is good for your skin.

The high antioxidant properties of cherries can also help to protect your skin against the effects of the aging process.

Antioxidants are important for fighting free radicals that can accelerate skin aging.

Are cherries good for your heart?

Sipping on cherry smoothies is a delicious way to look after your heart health.

Cherries are high in pectin, a type of soluble fiber that can help to keep “bad” LDL cholesterol levels in check. This can reduce your risk of developing heart disease.

As a great source of potassium, cherries are an underrated way to protect your heart.

Potassium helps to balance sodium levels and is important for keeping blood pressure at a healthy level.

Do cherries cause gas?

The sorbitol content in cherries is hard to digest and this can potentially cause gas and other gastrointestinal problems, including bloating. The fructose content can also be problematic for some people and this extends to other fruits too, such as apples, apricots, peaches, pears, plums and prunes.

Which Recipes Did You Like Best?

As you can see, there are lots of ways to enjoy the health benefits of cherries in your smoothies.

They go well with lots of other fruits and are a great addition to green smoothies too. I’d love to hear which recipes you’ll be trying out next. Let me know in the comments below!

As always, please feel free to share this piece with your friends and family so they can learn more about including cherries in their smoothies.

Tasty Cherry Smoothie Recipes in 10 Different Flavors
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Daniel Pelegreen
 

Daniel is a serial entrepreneur and online media expert, who discovered smoothies by accident and fell in love ever since. Read about his story in the About section!

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