Use two bananas for added sweetness and thickness. You can also use frozen cherries if you didn’t want to pit an entire cup of cherries or if they are not in season.
Adding frozen fruit helps to make your smoothie cold. I don’t recommend using both frozen cherries and frozen strawberries, however, because it will be too difficult to blend and you’ll end up with more of an ice cream consistency…or a gunked up blender!
You can, of course, add fresh greens to this smoothie. Fresh baby spinach is a good choice but even kale, chard or other greens will be masked well by the banana-berry flavor. Start with two cups or handfuls of greens and add more if you want. I left the greens out for a beautiful pink smoothie color in my photo.
Banana Berry Cherry Smoothie Recipe
- 1 large banana, peeled
- 1 cup cherries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup organic strawberries
- 8 ounces of filtered water
Start by adding the liquid to your blender (see my blender recommendations), followed by the soft fruit. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
Calcium: 4% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Iron: 20% RDA
Vitamin A: 7% RDA
Vitamin C: 134% RDA
This smoothie is also a rich source of vitamins B6, copper, manganese and potassium.
Serving Size: One.
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