December 8, 2022

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Cherry Crisp Smoothie – Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Shakes & Smoothies

This Cherry Crisp Smoothie tastes like dessert for breakfast! This hearty smoothie has the perfect amount of sweetness and only requires five ingredients! It’s a dairy-free, gluten-free, and naturally vegan treat.

Try some of our other favorite smoothies like this Golden Milk Smoothie, Carrot Smoothie, or Blueberry Smoothie.

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Cherry Crisp Smoothie — A Healthy Cherry Smoothie

What do you do when you’re craving a good cherry crisp, but it’s breakfast time? 🙂 This smoothie is sweet with a flavor reminiscent of a tasty cherry crisp! But, instead of sugar and butter, we make it with good-for-you ingredients that are sure to leave you feeling satiated and satisfied!

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Cherry Crisp Smoothie Ingredients

  • Frozen dark sweet cherries: This variety of cherries is firm, very juicy, and intensely sweet with a vibrant flavor — one of the main flavors in this smoothie!
  • Milk: Any milk works here. (To keep this smoothie dairy-free, use plant-based milk.)
  • Old-fashioned oats: These add some staying power to the smoothie as well as some fiber!
  • Pecans: Try dry-roasted and lightly salted nuts for even more flavor, but raw pecans are also great. 
  • Flavor enhancers: Vanilla, cinnamon, and a tiny pinch of salt add flavor and richness, contributing to the dessert-like flavor of this Cherry Crisp Smoothie. Why salt? It helps intensify and balance all the ingredients in this smoothie — a little goes a long way!

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Can you blend cherries?

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How To Make A Cherry Crisp Smoothie

  • Use a powerful blender. This recipe is quick and easy to make, but you do need a high-powered blender (think Blendtec® or Vitamix®) to break down the pecans and oats nicely.
  • Measure. While it is easier to just eyeball a smoothie and throw it all together, I highly recommend measuring ingredients the first few times, so you get the proportions and quantities right. Throwing random quantities in a blender can often end up giving you way too much smoothie or tasting, well, nasty.

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STORAGE

Storage

This healthy Cherry Crisp Smoothie is best enjoyed right after blending! It doesn’t sit, store, or re-freeze well. If you won’t consume the whole smoothie in one sitting, I recommend halving the recipe.

One exception here — if you happen to have the Ninja Creami ice cream maker, the leftovers freeze nicely. We re-spin them on the “smoothie bowl” setting. (Not sponsored, we just love and use ours often with leftover smoothies!)

More Nutritious Breakfast Ideas:

Cherry Crisp Smoothie

This Cherry Crisp Smoothie tastes like dessert for breakfast! This hearty smoothie has the perfect amount of sweetness and only requires five ingredients! It’s a dairy-free, gluten-free, naturally vegan treat.

Cherry Crisp Smoothie

This Cherry Crisp Smoothie tastes like dessert for breakfast! This hearty smoothie has the perfect amount of sweetness and only requires five ingredients! It’s a dairy-free, gluten-free, naturally vegan treat.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Blender: You’ll need a good, powerful blender (like Blendtec or Vitamix) to break down the pecans and oats. If you don’t have one, I recommend soaking the pecans first in boiling water for about 10 minutes. Drain well and cool before adding.
Note 2: Cherries: This smoothie relies on these types of cherries, otherwise it may not be sweet enough. If the cherries aren’t very sweet, you’ll likely want to add a drizzle of honey to the smoothie. Make sure the cherries are pitted before adding them to your blender!

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 266mg | Iron: 2mg

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