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!
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.
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.
*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!