A tasty cherry smoothie made with frozen sweet cherries and zesty lime juice. It will have your tastebuds screaming “Hell Ya, Let’s Do This”. Add some almond milk and vanilla protein powder to the mix and you have a fast and tasty breakfast or snack to take on the day!
In my previous life prior to being a food blogger I was a professional sales rep. This meant I was always driving somewhere and often short of time. While I work from home now primarily I am still aways short on time. I have big goals and with big goals comes big piles of things to do.
Sometimes there just isn’t enough time in a day to make a proper lunch. I actually look forward to the days I am recipe testing or doing a photoshoot because then I can eat my work! On the days I am crammed I look for simple and fast food. Not fast food out of a window but fast food that I can make in a few minutes and get back to it!
Smoothies are perfect! To keep things interesting I have a handful of smoothie recipes I turn too. This Cherry Smoothie with Lime is one of my favourites. The cherries and the lime juice pack a punch of flavour and the almond milk and protein powder keep me full for a few hours so I can get back to work. When I am hungry I can’t concentrate at all I will just sit there like a zombie…. anyone else?
Some of my other favourite on-the-go-snacks are:
To make this Cherry Lime Smoothie simple throw a cup of frozen cherries, the juice of 1/2 a lime, a cup of unsweetened almond milk, a scoop of vanilla protein powder (your choice of brand) and a handful of ice cubes. Blend until smooth and pour into a tall glass.
If it is too thick to pour add a little bit of cold water to the mix and blend for a few more seconds.
Can you use fresh cherries in this smoothie?
Yes, fresh cherries work just as well. You may need to add and an extra ice cube or two to get the thicker smoothie-like consistency that comes with using frozen fruit.
Do you have to use vanilla protein powder in this recipe?
No, you can replace the protein powder with a 1/2 cup of yogurt if you like. I prefer to use Greek Yogurt because of it’s higher protein content.
Can chocolate protein powder be used in this smoothie Instead?
Absolutely! I often will swap out the vanilla for chocolate but when using chocolate I just leave out the lime juice because chocolate and lime… not the best combo.
Cherry Lime Smoothie
- Measuring Cups
- Tall Glass
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or coconut milk)
- 1 cup sweet cherries pitted, frozen
- 1/2 lime juiced
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 5-7 ice cubes based on desired smoothie thickness
- Blend almond milk, lime juice, vanilla protein powder, cherries, water and ice cubes in a blender until smooth.
- Serve immediately
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This recipe was originally published on February 5, 2018, and has been updated with new photos, nutrition info and answers to your burning questions.