Home > Beverages > Shakes & Smoothies > Cherry Crisp Smoothie Cherry Crisp Smoothie July 7, 2022 | No Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. This Cherry Crisp Smoothie tastes like dessert for breakfast! This hearty smoothie has the perfect amount of sweetness and only requires five ingredients! It’s a dairy-free, gluten-free, and naturally vegan treat. Try some of our other favorite smoothies like this Golden Milk Smoothie, Carrot Smoothie, or Blueberry Smoothie. Cherry Crisp Smoothie — A Healthy Cherry Smoothie What do you do when you’re craving a good cherry crisp, but it’s breakfast time? 🙂 This smoothie is sweet with a flavor reminiscent of a tasty cherry crisp! But, instead of sugar and butter, we make it with good-for-you ingredients that are sure to leave you feeling satiated and satisfied! Cherry Crisp Smoothie Ingredients Frozen dark sweet cherries: This variety of cherries is firm, very juicy, and intensely sweet with a vibrant flavor — one of the main flavors in this smoothie! Milk: Any milk works here. (To keep this smoothie dairy-free, use plant-based milk.) Old-fashioned oats: These add some staying power to the smoothie as well as some fiber! Pecans: Try dry-roasted and lightly salted nuts for even more flavor, but raw pecans are also great. Flavor enhancers: Vanilla, cinnamon, and a tiny pinch of salt add flavor and richness, contributing to the dessert-like flavor of this Cherry Crisp Smoothie. Why salt? It helps intensify and balance all the ingredients in this smoothie — a little goes a long way! Can you blend cherries? Yes — as long as they’re pitted! Pitted cherries blend really well in a high-powered blender. Are frozen cherries pitted? Most frozen cherry bags at the store are pre-pitted (confirm on the bag before buying). It’s always possible that a pit could slip through the inspection, so be watchful. If you are freezing your own cherries, make sure you pit them before freezing and using in this Cherry Crisp Smoothie. How To Make A Cherry Crisp Smoothie Use a powerful blender. This recipe is quick and easy to make, but you do need a high-powered blender (think Blendtec® or Vitamix®) to break down the pecans and oats nicely. Measure. While it is easier to just eyeball a smoothie and throw it all together, I highly recommend measuring ingredients the first few times, so you get the proportions and quantities right. Throwing random quantities in a blender can often end up giving you way too much smoothie or tasting, well, nasty. STORAGE Storage This healthy Cherry Crisp Smoothie is best enjoyed right after blending! It doesn’t sit, store, or re-freeze well. If you won’t consume the whole smoothie in one sitting, I recommend halving the recipe. One exception here — if you happen to have the Ninja Creami ice cream maker, the leftovers freeze nicely. We re-spin them on the “smoothie bowl” setting. (Not sponsored, we just love and use ours often with leftover smoothies!) More Nutritious Breakfast Ideas: Breakfast Toast with blueberries and bananas Red Velvet Smoothie with sweet dark cherries Soft-Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bars with dark chocolate Overnight Oats With Chia Seeds only three ingredients! Breakfast Potatoes and Bacon with sweet peppers FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Cherry Crisp Smoothie 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe This Cherry Crisp Smoothie tastes like dessert for breakfast! This hearty smoothie has the perfect amount of sweetness and only requires five ingredients! It's a dairy-free, gluten-free, naturally vegan treat. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Cherry Crisp Smoothie 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe This Cherry Crisp Smoothie tastes like dessert for breakfast! This hearty smoothie has the perfect amount of sweetness and only requires five ingredients! It's a dairy-free, gluten-free, naturally vegan treat. Course Breakfast, Snack Cuisine American, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian Keyword Cherry Crisp Smoothie, healthy cherry smoothie Prep Time 5 minutes Total Time 5 minutes Servings 1 smoothie Calories 297kcal Author Chelsea Lords Cost $2.12 EquipmentHigh powered blender (like Blendtec or Vitamix) (Note 1) Ingredients▢ 1 cup frozen sweet dark cherries (Note 2)▢ 2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats▢ 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon▢ 2 tablespoons pecans▢ 3/4 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)▢ Tiny pinch of salt, tiny drizzle of vanilla (optional)US - Metric USMetric InstructionsBLEND: Combine all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy promptly. Video Recipe NotesNote 1: Blender: You'll need a good, powerful blender (like Blendtec or Vitamix) to break down the pecans and oats. If you don't have one, I recommend soaking the pecans first in boiling water for about 10 minutes. Drain well and cool before adding. Note 2: Cherries: This smoothie relies on these types of cherries, otherwise it may not be sweet enough. If the cherries aren't very sweet, you'll likely want to add a drizzle of honey to the smoothie. Make sure the cherries are pitted before adding them to your blender! Nutrition FactsServing: 1serving | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 266mg | Iron: 2mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. 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