Cherry Coconut Smoothie Bowls

Cherry Coconut Smoothie Bowls with peaches, blueberries, and granola - a healthy vegan and paleo-friendly breakfast | #brunch #healthy #recipe

Oy! Greetngs from the Pacific Northwest! I spent the weekend in Washington with two of my best girlies, getting in a hearty variety pack of outdoor activity, art, culture, alcohol, and food. One of my girl friends and I flew in to Seattle on Friday to visit our friend who recently moved to Tacoma. We hiked Mt. Ellinor, a.k.a. the steepest hike I’ve ever done – the views were breathtaking and there were legit mountain goats roaming around to boot. Sunday, we spent the day in the city and to Chihuly Garden and Glass (<- seriously amazing!), the Space Needle, and Pike Place Market. I fly back home this evening, and I must say, I’ll be missing the color green, the fresh seafood, and the tasty local beer.


This whole cherry thing. Couldn’t you just go berzerk?

There’s something so satisfying about a sweet, tart, juicy cherry that you must take your time to slowly enjoy, because: stem and pit. I could eat cherries on their own all day long, but love using them for all intents and purposes. That Cherry Walnut Smoothie I showed you last year was my go-to snack for all of cherry season, and I’m all about picking up fresh ingredients from the farmer’s market and whipping out that Cherry and Pea Shoot Kale Salad as well. Plus, I could eat this Indian-Spiced Broiled Salmon with Citrus Tart Cherry Chutney You know that Paleo Raspberry Crumble I posted just a few months ago? I’ve made it twice with cherries.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert?

Cherries, cherries, cherries.

But first: breakfast.

Cherry Coconut Smoothie Bowls with peaches, blueberries, and granola - a healthy vegan and paleo-friendly breakfast | #brunch #healthy #recipe

It’s the return of the smoothie bowl, ee’erybody get PUMPED!

I’ve always loved suuuuuper thick smoothies. For the longest time, I’ve loved blending up frozen berries and banana with a small amount of almond milk or apple juice so that the smoothie is so thick it stays in the glass when held upside-down, just no joke at all.

Back when I was a smoothie newbie, it took me a few smoothie-shots to the face to realize thick smoothies aren’t super drinkable out of a glass. I then switched to the spoon method for a cleaner approach. So when smoothie bowls came into fashion, it didn’t take long for me to jump on the bandwagon. What’s not to love about them? You whip out your favorite thick, fresh smoothie, pour it in a bowl for some surface area action, and add extra fruit and granola on top for plenty of texture and flavor. Such a brilliant way to change up breakfast.

Cherry Coconut Smoothie Bowls with peaches, blueberries, and granola - a healthy vegan and paleo-friendly breakfast | #brunch #healthy #recipe

Did you know cherries and coconut go CRAZY well together? True  story. I made this super tasty (yet simple) smoothie using ripe dark cherries, banana, a squirt of lemon juice, and full-fat coconut milk. Since berries and peaches are in season and I already had some in my fridge, I topped the smoothie with bluebs and chopped peaches, as well as store-bought granola. You can also use my favorite Paleo Granola recipe to make your own granola for some epic smoothie bowl toppage.

Smoothie bowls. So cherry.

Cherry Coconut Smoothie Bowls with peaches, blueberries, and granola - a healthy vegan and paleo-friendly breakfast | #brunch #healthy #recipe

Cherry Coconut Smoothie Bowls

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 smoothie bowl
Author: Julia


Cherry Coconut Smoothie

For serving:

  • ½ ripe peach chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup granola


  1. Add the ingredients for the cherry coconut smoothie to a high-powered blender. Blend until completely smooth.
  2. Pour smoothie into a bowl and top with fresh peaches, blueberries, and granola

Also have a looksy at these Beet Coconut Smoothie Bowls I made for Love Beets:

Berry Beet Coconut Smoothie Bowls #vegan #healthy #breakfast

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  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    YOU’REIN TACOMA! I LIVE IN TACOMA. Well almost, like 5 minutes outside of it! GAH. I don’t know how long you’re here/how booked you are..but let me know if you have time!
    And yes to SUPER THICK smoothies. It’s the only way I can handle them, so this is happening to my FACE. Pinned!

  2. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan

    Ahh your weekend sounds like THE BEST! I love girl’s trips where everyone flies from everywhere and just loves on each other. One time, my girlfriends and I all met in Kansas City and didn’t do a dang thing, just cooked and ate together, it was wonderful. I totally have taken a few smoothie shots to the face, it’s just not a good look, right? Safe travels home! xo

  3. Julia

    This looks so summer and perfect! I am going to try this out this week. How much coconut milk did you use? It isn’t showing up on the recipe.

    1. Julia Post author

      Gaaaaah! Thanks for catching that – for whatever reason, my recipe card doesn’t like 1/3 cup measurements, so it always puts a “?” before I go and fix it 😉 Anyhoo, one third cup of dat coconut milk for the win. Hope you had a great weekend, lovely!

  4. Susan

    This sounds absolutely delicious – including to my husband who never says things like that. It’s going on next week’s menu for certain sure. Hope you made it to Pike Brewing – great beer, good food… If we ever get back to Seattle, we’re heading back there as quick as we can.

    1. Susan

      Just want to let you know that we just finished slurping this down for breakfast. My husband, who is generally unenthusiastic about new things I fix, was heard to say, “Yum!” on multiple occasions. I did add some protein powder, because we need our protein. This recipe is a real winner, and I’ll be making it again in a couple of days. 🙂

      1. Julia Post author

        Aaaaah so great to hear it! Definitely a great idea adding protein powder. I’m so happy you enjoyed your breakfast and many thanks as always for the feedback!! 😀

  5. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health

    You are a travelin’ fool these days, lady! It sounds like a blast! Mainly because of the billy goats. 😉

    I like my smoothies super thick too and I am all for pouring it in bowl. Because toppings!! This version sounds amazing and is gorgeous to boot. I love that pink color!! How about we go on a hike together and then eat all the cherry coconut smoothie bowls after? 🙂

  6. Julie

    And again with the high-powered blender. Wah. I need to fix this. I’m not getting any younger.
    Maybe it should be a present to myself as a sympathy present.

  7. Beverley @ sweaty&fit

    Haha i laughed at the smoothie shots to the face bit! I almost never drink straight from the glass and always from a straw because i’m scared of that happening to me! smoothie bowl looks delicious – cherries are the way to go!!

  8. Joanne

    Sooooooo I’m officially eating this for the ENTIRE REST OF THE SUMMER. Or until cherries start being prohibitively expensive. Whichever comes first.


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