Beverages

Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

A Cherry Vanilla Smoothie that is a fantastic way to kickstart your day or even a mid-day pick-me-up. A handful of frozen cherries, tofu, vanilla soy and more, blended to a creamy drink. 

This summer, I could not keep cherries in the house. I can’t blame this one on John or the kids because it was all me. I was a cherry addict. I’d eat them in a big bowl and found them very filling. I also had frozen cherries for smoothies. It was a hot summer and many days I was looking for ways to stay cool.

Cherry Vanilla Smoothie - sweet, luscious and healthy! This protein packed recipe is an awesome way to start your day.

Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

This Cherry Vanilla Smoothie is amazing. The sweetness comes from the vanilla soy milk and frozen cherries. I like to use frozen fruit in smoothies so it’s ice cold. If you use fresh cherries, add some ice to the blender so it will come out cold too.

Why Add Tofu to Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

I added a few frozen cherries as “ice”. This smoothie is creamy, smooth and full of luscious flavour. Silken tofu makes it creamy without changing the flavour of the smoothie.

Cherry Vanilla Smoothie - sweet, luscious and healthy! This protein packed recipe is an awesome way to start your day.

What If I Don’t Want to Add Tofu to Smoothie 

If you are not a fan of tofu you can opt to use a plain or even vanilla yogurt. You can even use Greek yogurt if you want to be able to add extra protein into your smoothie. 

Is There Protein in this Cherry Smoothie

Now, this is an excellent way to start your day! A glass of this smoothie fills me up until lunch. It’s packed full of protein and antioxidants. I always feel like I’m indulging when I drink a glass because it tastes that good.

As for blenders, I don’t own a fancy Vitamix (though it’s on my covet list). I have a Breville Hemisphere Control Blender and it makes great smoothies.

Cherry Vanilla Smoothie - sweet, luscious and healthy! This protein packed recipe is an awesome way to start your day.

Craving more smoothie recipes

For more smoothie recipes, try my other smoothie recipes:

I also have several cherry recipes!

How to Thicken a Smoothie 

If you want a thicker style smoothie you can easily reach the texture you want by adding more fruit to the smoothie. Or add in a little extra tofu. This will help to thicken your smoothie. Or if you want to thin the recipe, add in a splash more milk by a teaspoon at a time until it thins out to your liking. 

How to Make Cherry Vanilla Smoothie 

Start by adding your cherries, tofu, soy milk, vanilla, and the orange zest into a blender. Then turn on and mix until it is well blended and the consistency you want. Pour into a glass and enjoy it.

Can I Double this Cherry Smoothie Recipe 

Yes, you are more than welcome to double this recipe. You can make as much or as little as you would like. If you want to make a lot for a crowd, then batch make your smoothies so that you have enough for everyone. 

How to Store Leftover Smoothie 

You can store any leftover smoothie in the fridge for up to 24 hours after you make it. Just make sure that you grab a spoon and mix up the smoothie a bit so that it incorporates again. Sometimes smoothies separate a bit as they sit in the refrigerator. 

Can You Freeze Leftover Smoothie 

What I recommend if you don’t plan to use all the smoothie mixture right away, is to freeze it into popsicle molds. This will be a fun way to enjoy the leftover smoothie but in a popsicle form. Just pour into the molds and freeze overnight for a tasty homemade popsicle.  

Can I Use Fresh Cherries in this Smoothie Recipe 

You can use fresh cherries. I find that freezing cherries allows for a chilling effect from the smoothie and also gives it a thicker consistency. Just pit your cherries before using them. If you can toss them in the freezer for a bit to firm up or make with fresh cherries. You might find you will use less milk since the fresh cherries will not be as thick. 

Can I Add Other Fruit into the Smoothie 

If you want to add other elements of flavor into your cherry smoothie, feel free to add in other fruit. You can do fresh or frozen, I recommend frozen but it is up to you. Add in a bit blend, taste, and then see if you need to add more to adjust the flavor. Other berries would be good, banana, and more. 

This smoothie takes minutes to make. Plus it is much more affordable than ordering one at your favorite coffee shop. Give this recipe a try next time you get a craving for a sweet smoothie to kickstart your day. 

Do you like fresh or frozen fruit in your smoothies?

Cherry Vanilla Smoothie - sweet, luscious and healthy! This protein packed recipe is an awesome way to start your day.

Yield: 1

Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

Sweet, creamy and luscious recipe for a Cherry Vanilla Smoothie!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup silken tofu
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup vanilla soy milk
  • zest of one orange

Directions:

  1. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Top with frozen cherries, if desired.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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