During last year’s #MoveHappy challenge, I shared a few smoothie recipes that were previously only available to participants. But with so many new readers here and a Spring warmth in the air, I decided it was time to pull back the curtain and share this recipe with you.
And while cherry season doesn’t begin until (at least) the end of April, frozen fruit is available year-round! I don’t always make fancy smoothie recipes, but occasionally it’s fun to spend just a few minutes creating something delicious for a post-workout treat.
I’ve titled this a milkshake smoothie, because it is nice and thick (like my favorite type of milkshake). That’s easy to adjust if that’s not your style, but the rich texture is really great with the cherries. Typically, I would enjoy this as a post-workout meal, but you can also try this as a snack if it fits your nutrition goals.
And if you’re not a fan of cherries, try this recipe with peaches for a different creamy milkshake flavor.
- 10 bing cherries, pitted
- 1/2 cup Silk vanilla soymilk (or other vanilla non-dairy milk)
- 1/2 tablespoon almonds, slivered
- 5-6 ice cubes
- 1 scoop Quest vanilla milkshake protein
- Combine all ingredients in a blender. This makes a thick shake, so feel free to increase the amount of soymilk, if you prefer a thinner shake.