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!
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!