Merry Cherry Smoothie
This cherry smoothie nearly ended up in the bin. I had a bit of a disaster but it was just too nice to throw away, so it had to be saved and it had to be shared immediately. Once you taste it you’ll understand why.
Simple and Seasonal ingredients
Cherries are still in season here in the UK and I’ve been still buying them when they get reduced down in price, pitting them, freezing them by the cup full and enjoying them in smoothies such as this one. I wanted to get this smoothie to you before they go out of season but if you’re lucky enough to be able to buy frozen cherries all year round then you can enjoy this any time of year.
Cherry Smoothie Disaster
So, I popped all the ingredients in the smoothie, knowing it was going to be a gorgeous smoothie. I wanted to make my husband a nice smoothie before he left on a flight to Canada and I knew he would enjoy this one.
I turned the blender on and heard the tell tale loud clicking noise. I’d done it again, I’d just blended up a cherry pit and now my smoothie was ruined.
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I was a bit upset as I really wanted him to have a nice breakfast and I didn’t have long before he was leaving for a week and now I’d ruined the smoothie and wasted all my lovely ingredients. So he suggested I sieved it to get the cherry pit out which had now been blended up into hundreds of little pieces. I didn’t think it would work but I gave it a try anyway and it actually worked amazingly. I was so glad I managed to salvage it as it was one of those smoothies you wish you had 10 more of.
Cherry Smoothie Nutrition
OK, so this green thickie is a little bit higher in calories than my normal smoothies due to the amount of coconut milk, but if you are watching your calories you could either just make a quarter of the recipe, or use much less coconut milk or raisins.
NOTE: The calories shown under the recipe are for HALF of the recipe as the recipe has 2 servings.
I must admit, apart from a small glass that I gave to my husband which he didn’t have time to finish unfortunately, I drank the whole lot myself.
[tweetherder]This cherry smoothie almost ended up in the bin but it was too nice to throw away.[/tweetherder]
Green Thickie Challenge
I’m currently trying out my own Green Thickies challenge where I’m just drinking Green Thickies for a week. I have signed up for an account on MyFitnessPal to log my calories in a food diary just out of interest. I made my diary public and was assigned a certain number of calories for the day. People on the website were horrified at the amount of calories I drunk this morning, probably mainly down to this smoothie, but funnily enough I still lost weight. I’ll be writing about my experiencing on Wednesday in my first ‘What I ate Wednesday’ so I’ll tell you more about it then. If you want to read some of my reasons for incorporating loads of blended foods in my diet, read this.
I have also written my first guest post which shared my weight loss and health story and I also give you 3 new green smoothie recipes to try.
I hope you manage to get some cherries so you can enjoy this smoothie too. Are they still in season where you live? Have you ever had any smoothie disasters? Have you manage to salvage any of your disaster smoothies?
Merry Cherry Smoothie (Green Smoothie/ Green Thickie)
- 1 Cup Coconut milk Feel free to replace some of this with water to reduce the calories
- 1 Cup Non Dairy Milk oat, rice, soya, almond, hemp, coconut drink or raw nut or seed milk
- 2 Cups Cherries
- 1 Cup Spinach tightly packed or 2 cups loosely packed. (or any other mild greens)
- ½ Cup raisins or any other dried fruit which can also be pre-soaked for a smoother blend
- 1 Cup of Oats
- Blend the ingredients in the order listed. Add more water if required to thin it out. Substitute any of the ingredients for whatever you already have. If your smoothie is too warm, you can cool it down in the fridge
- NOTE: The calories shown under the recipe are for HALF of the recipe as the recipe has 2 servings.
Gluten free (use GF oats), raw (use raw oats), vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, egg free, sugar free, wheat free, soya free (Don’t use soya milk), salt free, nut free (don’t use nut milk) Contains Coconut* If you want to check if you can drink green thickies on your special diet please read this first. This will suggest some substitutions so you can still enjoy Green Thickies with ingredients you can tolerate.
If you are new to Green Thickies and have more questions about making the perfect green thickie, please read this guide on How to make a Green Thickie.
Suitable for Special Diets:
Gluten free (use GF oats), raw (use raw oats), vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, egg free, sugar free, wheat free, soya free (Don’t use soya milk), salt free, nut free (don’t use nut milk) Contains Coconut
If you want to check if you can drink green thickies on your special diet please read this first. This will suggest some substitutions so you can still enjoy Green Thickies with ingredients you can tolerate.
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