This smoothie recipe was the result of having some cherries and a handful of spinach that needed to be used, and the bad 80’s hair band song that was stuck in my head this morning for some unknown reason. It tastes just like cherry pie!
I beg you, for the love of all that’s good and holy, do not use maraschino cherries! Read about the horrifying way they’re made here. Gross!
About 20 frozen dark sweet cherries (about 1 cup)
1 cup almond milk
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large handful spinach
1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional – they don’t affect the flavor but add nutritional benefits)
5 drops liquid stevia (or whatever sweetener you like)
If you have a Vitamix, add everything in and blend on high for about 30 seconds.
If you have a “regular” blender, blend the spinach and milk first, then add the rest of the ingredients and blend on high until smooth. Here are some tips on how to acheive a good green smoothie without a high-powered blender.