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Cherry Walnut Smoothie

Cherry walnut smoothies are packed with antioxidants and make for a well-balanced breakfast.

Cherry Walnut Smoothie - packed with antioxidants

It’s cherry season, and you know that that means!

Cherry Cobbler, cherry barbecue sauce, cherry chutney, cherries on your salads, in your oatmeal, on your chicken, all over your face, hands, hair.

Cherries all around!

As it turns out, cherries make for an excellent smoothie.

I never would have known this fun fact had I not purchased eleventy billion pounds of cherries to make all the things out of them.

When all the things had been made, but there were still three-quarters of eleventy billion pounds of cherries sitting all plump, smug, and in need of proper placement.

I sat scratching the hairs on my chiny chin chin, going, “What else can I put cherries in? What else could possibly be a cherry receptacle?  Let’s have a looksy on pinterest for cherry pinspiration. Lookit all them cherry recipes Golly gee, I’m hungry. I could really use a smoothie. What should I put in my smoothie? Perhaps I should be pinteresting smoothie ideas. Oh.”

And that’s how this sumptuous smoothie came to be.

Cherry Walnut Smoothie - packed with antioxidants

Cherries contain a jamboree of health benefits. Wanna hear all about them? Great!

Cherries are an anti-inflammatory, help you sleep (great source of melatonin), keep your joints healthy, and reportedly help burn belly fat.

I repeat: cherries help burn belly fat.

Start the day with a tasty beverage that also replaces sit-ups?

Yes, let’s do that.

Cherries are full of antioxidants, making them a detoxifying cancer-fighting food.

They are lower on the glycemic index than many other fruit, are healthful for your cardiovascular system. In addition, cherries may help lower the risk of gout.

Cherry Walnut Smoothie - packed with antioxidants!

Like cherries, walnuts are also packed with antioxidants.

They’re filled with omega 3 fatty acids, folate, and melatonin. In addition, walnuts help reduce your insulin level.

All of these factors combined make for a nutrient-packed superfood smoothie.

Also check out my Pineapple Green Protein Smoothie and my Beet Berry Apple Chia Smoothie.

Ain’t no one got time for sit-ups. Let’s drink our ab workout!

Cherry Walnut Smoothie - packed with antioxidants
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Cherry Walnut Smoothie

A simple yet unique and delicious smoothie recipe that's loaded with health benefits!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 Smoothie
Calories: 307kcal
Author: Julia


  • 1 ripe banana peeled and frozen
  • 1 cup ripe cherries pitted
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons raw walnuts chopped


  • Put it all in a blender and blend until smooth.


Serving: 1Smoothie | Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 32g
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Sunday 13th of August 2023

Very delicious my first smoothie homemade and I loved the experience. I will do a repeat soon Thank you Julia for your kindness in giving us this recipe


Monday 14th of August 2023

I'm so happy to hear you enjoy the smoothie, Ginette! Thanks so much for your sweet words!

Carol Kauf

Friday 21st of July 2023

Can you use frozen cherries that you buy from the grocery store?


Friday 21st of July 2023

Absolutely! The smoothie is delicious with frozen cherries! xo

Kathy Goddard

Sunday 28th of May 2017

I made this, it's yummy, my caveat, I only had the cherries, banana, and walnuts, I used coconut oil, 2% milk, a little honey. Now I'll buy the real ingredients and l make it the correct way.


Wednesday 19th of August 2015

This was sooooo good! Made it as written and then a second time adding some flax seeds, some kale/spinach, a touch of maple syrup, and a little dark choc. (Just to make it super healthy) Haha! Both were yummy! Great recipe!


Thursday 20th of August 2015

Thanks so much! I'm so happy you like the smoothie - it's one of my go-tos, and the flax + greens idea sounds fabulous - a perfectly healthy snack!


Friday 25th of July 2014

So...has my cherry overconsumption been making me sleepy?! Or is that just the fact that I've only slept 6 hours a night all week? Hmm.

More cherries are all I want in my life. Love how kismet brought you and this smoothie together.

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