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Roasted Cherry Granola Smoothie

This Roasted Cherry Granola Smoothie is made with sweet cherries tossed in maple, coconut oil, and cinnamon, roasted until they're jammy and sweet! They get blended with frozen banana, strawberries, Greek yogurt, coconut flakes, granola, and almond milk until the smoothie is super thick and creamy. It's a fantastic way to use up an abundance of cherries during the summer, and a great way to start the day!

Course Breakfast, Breakfast/Snack, Smoothie, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry smoothie recipe, easy smoothie recipe, granola smoothie, Greek yogurt smoothie recipe, post workout smoothie, roasted cherry granola smoothie, roasted cherry smoothie, smoothie with granola, summer smoothie recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Molly | Spices in My DNA

Ingredients

For the roasted cherries

  • 2 cups dark red or Rainier cherries, or a mixture, halved and pitted
  • 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

For the smoothie

  • the roasted cherries
  • 2 medium bananas, previously sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt*
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite granola, plus more for topping*
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flakes or shredded coconut, plus more for topping
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4-1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk*

Instructions

  1. Begin by roasting your cherries. Preheat oven to 400℉. Line a large rimmed bakign sheet with parchment paper. Place the halved cherries on the sheet, and add the coconut oil, maple, cinnamon, and salt. Toss to coat. Roast for 20 minutes, stirring once or twice during baking, until cherries are soft and super juicy. Let cool completely.

  2. To make the smoothie, add the roasted cherries, bananas, strawberries, yogurt, granola, coconut, vanilla, and almond milk to a high-powered blender. Blend until super smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses and top with more granola, coconut flakes, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Recipe Notes

*I prefer the tanginess of Greek yogurt here because the other ingredients are sweet, but you can use any dairy free yogurt here if you prefer it!
*You can use store-bought or homemade granola - whatever you prefer! A mostly nut and oat based, or a grain free granola work best here, or anything with little to no dried fruit - it can be tough to blend!
*Start by adding 3/4 cup of almond milk or slightly less if you like a thicker smoothie, and add the remaining 1/4 cup if you like a thinner, more drinkable smoothie!