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Chia Cherry Smoothie

Chia Cherry Smoothie

Jessica Merchant | Smoothies, Breakfast, Cherries, Seasonal | American

This Chia Cherry Smoothie recipe takes very little effort to prepare and is the perfect summer smoothie for a hot afternoon or breakfast alternative. Made with Harry & David cherries, this smoothie is refreshing, delicious, and nutrition.

What's the base of this cherry smoothie? A delicious chia pudding! If you love the texture of tapioca, chia pudding is similar, healthier and quicker to prepare. Make the chia pudding 30 minutes ahead of time so it can set. You can even put the chia pudding in the fridge overnight for a smoothie breakfast. If your chia has sat overnight, you'll probably need a spoon to enjoy the next day. And the best part about smoothies: the toppings! Fresh cherries, some extra chia for a little crunch, maybe some yogurt if you'd like or even chopped chocolate. It's a breakfast dream!

Chia Cherry Smoothie

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes |
Vegetarian
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Ingredients

For chia pudidng bottom

  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon honey

For the cherry smoothie

  • 1 cup fresh cherries
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Toppings

  • chopped chocolate
  • chia seeds
  • fresh cherries

Instructions

For chia pudding

  1. Whisk together the milk, chia and honey in the bottom of the glass.
  2. Place it in the fridge for 30 minutes.

For smoothie

  1. Combine all the smoothie ingredients together in the blender and blend until smooth and pureed.
  2. Pour the mixture over the chia pudding.
  3. Top it with the cherries, chia and chocolate, if desired.
  4. Enjoy!
Makes: 2 smoothies
Serves: 2 servings