Cherry Vanilla Smoothie Bowl

This Cherry Vanilla Smoothie Bowl has summer written alllllll over it. With fresh cherries AND frozen dark cherries from Meijer as well as Silk coonutmilk and Vega protein + greens, this is a delicious and healthy way to start your day!

I am sooooooo excited it's finally cherry season!

We've been eating them by the bowlful. 

And I've also been putting them in and on all the things --- like this cherry berry brownie pizza, these fish tacos with cherry salsa, this cherry yogurt bark, this froyo, and now this cherry smoothie bowl (below)!

cherry vanilla smoothie bowl up close

THE SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS:

The Vega Protein + Greens has 20g of plant-based protein and a serving of greens (including organic alfalfa, spinach, broccoli, and kale powders), and it blends in beautifully with the fruit and seeds. 

The Silk Unsweetened Coconutmilk is super creamy, has absolutely no added sugar, has more than 50% more calcium than dairy milk, and is non-gmo.

The chia seeds are a great source of fiber, protein, and healthy fat! 

The banana provides potassium, sweetness, and a frozen creaminess.

The cherries add antioxidants and anti-immflamatory compounds, as well as a delicious flavor!

The small amount of maple syrup is totally optional, depending on how sweet you like your smoothie. Feel free to sub in your favorite sweetener. I also like monkfruit powder or drops!

cherry vanilla smoothie bowl in blendtec

Beyond what goes IN the smoothie, it's really what goes on top that is the most fun! It's like a blank canvas and you can create a simple, yet beautiful work of art! This one is topped with:

  • fresh cherries
  • toasted coconut shreds
  • chia seeds
  • chopped/shaved dark chocolate - just make sure it's dairy-free if you're vegan!

cherry vanilla smoothie bowl with blendtec

So whatever you do this summer, please remember.... to keep calm and eat cherries!

eat cherries letterboard

For those of you in the Midwest, be sure to check out Meijer grocery stores (you can find the one nearest you using this store locator) to get discounts on Silk and Vega products this summer!

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Cherry Vanilla Smoothie Bowl

Description

Cherry Vanilla Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

   
---FOR THE SMOOTHIE---
3⁄4 cups
Silk Unsweetened Coconutmilk
1  
scoop of Vega Protein + Greens powder
6  
fresh cherries (pitted and stems removed)
1 cup
frozen cherries
1  
Frozen Banana
1 tablespoon
Chia Seeds
1⁄2 tablespoon
Maple Syrup (or sweetener of choice, optional)
   
--------------FOR TOPPING-----------
   
more fresh cherries (halved)
1 tablespoon
toasted coconut shreds
1 teaspoon
Chia Seeds
1⁄2 tablespoon
chopped dark chocolate (make sure it's dairy-free if you're vegan)

Instructions

  1. In a high speed blender, combine the smoothie ingredients.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a bowl and then arrange toppings in a pretty pattern.
  4. Enjoy!

Yields 2 Servings