There’s something so satisfying about sweet, tart, juicy cherries that really does the body (and taste buds) well!
I could eat cherries on their own all day long, but love using them for all intents and purposes.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert?
Cherries, cherries, cherries.
But first: breakfast.
It’s the return of the smoothie bowl!
I’ve always loved super 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 efficiently 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.
Did you know cherries and coconut go CRAZY well together?
Ingredients for Cherry Coconut Smoothie Bowl:
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 blueberries 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 topping.
Do note that smoothie bowls are meant to be very thick so that the toppings don’t sink to the bottom of the bowl. For this reason, you may need to add a little extra liquid to help blend the ingredients together, but it’s best to stop the blender and scrap the sides to continue blending for the best, thickest result.
Cherry Coconut Smoothie Bowl
Cherry Coconut Smoothie
- ½ ripe peach chopped
- 1/3 cup fresh blueberries
- ¼ cup granola
- Add the ingredients for the cherry coconut smoothie to a high-powered blender. Blend until completely smooth. Note that the smoothie is supposed to be very thick! For this reason, you may need to stop the blender a couple of times to scrape the sides to help everything blend together.
- Pour smoothie into a bowl and top with fresh peaches, blueberries, and granola