Cherry Revitalizer Smoothie + KitchenAid Stand Mixer + LeCreuset Dutch Oven Go Tart Giveaway

It’s amazing what the right smoothie can do.

This one gives me energy and makes me feel refreshed and revitalized.

Cherry Revitalizer Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Gives you energy and leaves you feeling refreshed and revitalized!

Partly because it’s not a super sweet smoothie. I used Montmorency tart cherries, which have a unique sour-sweet taste. The slight tartness wakes up my tastebuds and cuts through the cobwebs in my brain without needing to pour a cup of coffee.

It’s a great smoothie pre- or post-workout, or any time you need a little pick-me-up. It’s vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, and packed with tons of bold flavor.

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Cherry Revitalizer Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Gives you energy and leaves you feeling refreshed and revitalized!

The tart cherries are rich in vitamin A and for fruits and vegetables, a sour taste is often a cue for more phytonutrient compounds inside. Montmorency tart cherries contain anthocyanins, a flavonoid that contributes to the ruby-red color and distinguishing  taste.

Tart cherries are available in dried, frozen and juice forms so you can enjoy these superfruits year-round.

Cherry Revitalizer Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Gives you energy and leaves you feeling refreshed and revitalized!

The banana is packed with potassium, and coconut water is like nature’s sports drink and naturally balances and replenishes electrolytes.

The cherry flavor is bold yet tempered by the smooth, creamy banana. Bananas are such workhorses in smoothies. I always keep a stash of banana chunks in the freezer so I can toss a few into the blender for smoothies. No need for ice that way, either.

Cherry Revitalizer Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Gives you energy and leaves you feeling refreshed and revitalized!

I sweetened it to taste so that it’s sweet-yet-tart like a glass of lemonade should be. It’s refreshing and zingy without having to pucker up.

It’s interesting that expert trend trackers say sour is the new spicy, which will no doubt change the food industry. To learn more about going tart instead, and to find recipes and serving ideas for tart cherries, visit choosecherries.com

Cherry Revitalizer Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Gives you energy and leaves you feeling refreshed and revitalized!

Cherry Revitalizer Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Gives you energy and leaves you feeling refreshed and revitalized!

Cherry Revitalizer Smoothie (vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free)

This smoothie gives me energy and makes me feel refreshed and revitalized. It’s vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, and packed with tons of bold cherry flavor, tempered by smooth, creamy banana. It’s zingy and wakes me up, without having to pucker up. Tart cherries are rich in Vitamin A, the banana has potassium, and coconut water is a natural electrolyte replenisher, making it a great choice pre- or post-workout, or anytime you need a little pick-me-up.

Ingredients:

2 cups Montmorency tart cherries, frozen
2 medium/large ripe bananas (previously frozen in chunks is ideal)
1 cup coconut water (water may be substituted)
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
sweetener, to taste (granulated sugar, agave, stevia, zero-calorie sweetener, etc.)

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in the canister of a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Serve immediately. Extra portions may be frozen in freezer-safe (plastic) glasses for up to 3 months. Allow to soften at room temp before serving.
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Le Creuset 4.5- Quart Dutch Oven

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I was asked to participate in the National Cherry Month #GoTart Campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. I received free samples of tart cherries mentioned in this post from the Cherry Marketing Institute. I was compensated for my time. Opinions expressed are my own. #GoTart Giveaway

573 comments on “Cherry Revitalizer Smoothie + KitchenAid Stand Mixer + LeCreuset Dutch Oven Go Tart Giveaway”

  1. That looks delicious!

  2. I will eat ANYTHING involving cherries. Hmmmmm. How about a Cherry Margarita?

  3. I love to toss dried cherries into a salad. Also good in Chicken salad!

  4. I love cherries in the morning. Cherry coffeecake would be amazing!

  5. I LOVE making homemade chocolate covered cherries. Mmmm.

  6. I love putting cherries in cupcakes or muffins when I make them!

  7. I have never used cherries in a smoothie. Can’t wait to try the recipe.

  8. Dried cherries are my favorite!

  9. I add them to quick breads.

  10. Love them in quick breads and muffins.

  11. I have actually never tried a dried tart cherry but I think that they would be really good in smoothies or cookies. I use fresh tart cherries in crisps and cobblers. Yum!

  12. I love making chocolate covered cherries! And putting them in pancakes!

  13. I would love to make my husband a tart cherry pie. And lets not forget Cherry Pie Mock Moonshine

  14. Up until a year ago I was not a fan of cherries. Then I had a cherry veggie smoothie which changed my mind. I would be thrilled to get picked!

  15. I love cherries and would love a cherry red KitchenAid stand mixer!

  16. I make oatmeal cherry vanilla cookies – they’re so delicious!

  17. We eat them like candy

  18. In granola and yogurt…and in oatmeal cookies, with chocolate chips! :)

  19. Fantastic recipe, looking forward to trying it! x

  20. This looks so good and refreshing.

  21. Homemade fresh cherry pies made from scratch

  22. Just started making smoothies. Can’t wait to try the cherry smoothie!

  23. Love them in muffins!

  24. cherry cheesecake!

  25. I haven’t been a fan of cherries for much of my life, but recently I’ve found that I love them raw and fresh. I’d love to try them in muffins or a pie as well!

  26. I like adding them to muffins.

  27. Hope I win

  28. Chocolate cherries

  29. I love cherries straight from their container (washed of course)!

  30. Hmmm tart cherry smoothie sounds goooood.

  31. I have a nice Tart Cherry Crisp recipe.

  32. I love dried cherries in the oatmeal!

  33. How about a chocolate covered cherry smoothie?!?!

  34. Mmm tart cherries…that looks so refreshing! I’m definitely trying this. I think my husband and girls would enjoy too!

  35. Tart cherry cheesecake, my fave! Thank you for the opportunity, your blog is awesome.

  36. I love cherries! We like to add them to chocolate chip cheesecake and cookies or quickbreads.

  37. i really want to try the cherry-orange bourbon!

  38. I would make my hubby a cherry pie… he loves his pies!!

  39. Definitely cherry pie or cherry syrup! YUM!

  40. I love tart cherries on boat rides on the lake. I may have to make these this summer!

  41. Yum! Sour cherries are the best.

  42. I looove cherries!

  43. Dried cherries >>> dried cranberries or raisins. Love seeing them in everything from granola to salads.

  44. I always put cherries in my smoothies, it’s a nice way to add a sweet taste without adding sugar! Love cherries :)

  45. Somebody above wrote cherry margarita and I’m like WHOA! I have to try that :)

  46. I love to make smoothies~

  47. I was just saying to my friend today about how i can’t wait for cherries to be in season again and summertime. This post gets me so excited for the spring and all of this snow to finally melt away here in New England!

  48. I love chocolate covered cherries, cherries to flavor my water and cherry cheesecake.

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