This cherry blueberry smoothie is a fruity and fun drink perfect for summer. Made with oats to make it a bit more hearty, this cherry smoothie is made without frozen banana. A light breakfast idea, or post-workout smoothie.
Smoothies feel very versatile as they work so well for a light breakfast, a mid-afternoon snack or a little pick-me-up after a workout. This cherry smoothie joins my turmeric and pomegranate smoothie and peaches and cream smoothie in being very delicious but also very healthy too!
And for a more festive smoothie, you have to check out my cranberry blueberry smoothie! Definitely perfect for the holiday season.
Why you'll love this recipe
- Full of healthy ingredients. The combination of fruit and oats means this is bursting with healthy goodness.
- Refreshing. Is there anything better than cherries in summer? This cherry smoothie is hydrating and taste so good.
- Easy to make. A very simple smoothie to make, taking just a few minutes.
Just a handful of ingredients to make this cherry blueberry smoothie. You will need:
- Cherries - use fresh or frozen, both work well.
- Blueberries - also use fresh or frozen.
- Oats - these thicken the smoothie and make it more filling and suitable for breakfast.
- Coconut milk - the pouring kind rather than from a can.
- Protein powder - optional, to personal preference.
- Desiccated coconut - a fun topping.
Variations to the recipe
If you prefer not to use coconut milk, any non-dairy milk is good. Choose the type that suits you best.
Protein powder is optional, and my low histamine readers may wish to check with a dietician before using.
This cherry blueberry smoothie is made without bananas, which are often used to thicken and oats instead. You can also add a tiny bit of frozen cauliflower to help thicken. Don't worry, in small amounts you won't taste it!
Make sure to see the recipe card below for the full ingredients and their quantities!
Step by step instructions
Just one real step to make this cherry smoothie, but I'll make it into two just for fun . . .
Step 1: Add the milk to a blender or NutriBullet, then the other ingredients. Blend to your smoothie.
Step 2: Add ice to taste, and then pour into your glass.
Recipe tips and notes
- Put the milk in first to stop the oats and dry ingredients from sticking to the blending cup.
- In terms of coconut milk I use the type that you would add to coffee, not the canned type that you would cook a meal with. I like the Alpro coconut milk alternative.
- For a gluten-free version of the smoothie be sure to use gluten free oats such as Bob's red mill gluten free rolled oats.
- When using a cherry pitter, do so in a bowl and with kitchen paper to cover your kitchen surfaces to avoid cherry splashes. If you are wearing white, I would also wear an apron . . .
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Cherry blueberry smoothie
- 1 cup cherries pitted, fresh or frozen
- ¼ cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- ½ cup oats
- ¼ cup coconut milk alternative
- pinch desiccated coconut
- 1 tablespoon protein powder optional
- ice quantity to preference
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add ice to taste.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
- I find it best to pour the non-dairy milk into the blender first, and then add the other ingredients.
- You can use both fresh and frozen fruit. If you use frozen fruit then you may not need to add ice (or not as much).
Swiss Interest Group Histamine Intolerance (SIGHI) food listAll ingredients in this smoothie score a '0' on the SIGHI list.
- cherries rate as 0, but have 'controversial' as a note.
- Branded products, such as protein powder are not rated on the SIGHI list.
- Watch out for additives in the coconut milk.