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Cherry and Lemon Smoothie

Brandi, of The Healthy Flavor, inspired me again. With an ample bag of frozen dark cherries from Costco in the freezer and a lot of leftover lemon juice from my Lemon Coconut Breakfast Bars, I decided a frosty one would go well with breakfast earlier this week…..

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Cherry and Lemon Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups frozen pitted dark cherries
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (about 1 large)
  • 2 Tbsp natural nut or seed butter
  • 3 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • ½ to 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Directions:

Add ingredients to a high-speed blender. Process on high, tamping, until smooth and creamy, adding more water as needed. Serve immediately with a wide straw.

Serves 1 very large or 2 normal servings.

~Sarah

10 thoughts on “Cherry and Lemon Smoothie

  1. My mouth is watering! I have everything on hand except the cherries! Darn! Well and I don’t exactly have a high speed blender either come to think of it. 🙁 Wonder how it would turn out if I just blended the heck out of it in my regular blender? Thanks for the recipe, maybe with a couple of modifications I can make it work with my blender. But now I know what I’m asking Santa for next year! 🙂

    1. If you can, pre crush the ice – and you could thaw the cherries a bit as well. Also, stop often and scrape the sides, pushing down. That is how I used to make frappes before I got a Vitamix 🙂

    1. Besides chilly days, it hasn’t felt like winter here so far. No snow at all 🙁 But as usual it is grey and gloomy most days..lol. So a sunny drink keeps me going!

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