If your kids are smoothie-lovers like mine, here is a must-try flavor to add to your blender repertoire. My toddler, tween and teen are all in love with this pretty-in-pink cherry banana smoothie. With just 4 ingredients, this smoothie is simple to prepare, but big on taste. It has a protein-boost from Greek yogurt, and the naturally sweet cherries and banana make this smoothie seem like a decadent treat!

Naturally sweet cherry banana smoothie

Recipe for Cherry Banana Smoothies

If you don’t have frozen bananas on hand, pop some in the freezer overnight. If your blender is not super-powerful, slice the bananas before freezing for easier blending.

Combine the following ingredients in a blender:

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries
  • optional: splash of maple syrup

Blend until smooth and creamy. Makes 2 generous servings.

For a thicker smoothie, reduce the milk to 3/4 cup or add another half of a frozen banana. I don’t find the maple syrup necessary, but sometimes my girls have a craving for something super-sweet. Leftover smoothies make excellent popsicles, too! I have even been known to sneak a handful of spinach into this smoothie – as long as you don’t use too much, the smoothie will keep its pretty pink color.

Serve alongside toast with a strawberry jam heart, and Valentine’s Day breakfast is done!

Cherry Banana Smoothie