It’s amazing what the right smoothie can do.
This one gives me energy and makes me feel 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.
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.
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.
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
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Cherry Revitalizer Smoothie
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.
- 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.)
- Combine all ingredients in the canister of a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 390Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 171mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 4gSugar: 38gProtein: 4g
A Year’s Supply of Dried Tart Cherries and Tart Cherry Juice
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Finally tried yesterday, holy crap this is amazing! I cut out the sweetener and subbed kefir and water for the coconut water. I’m in love, and my Trader Joe’s just had a sale on Montmorency Cherries.
Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! I bet kefir would be great in this smoothie!
I have a tree in my front yard that grows only cherries that are sour, not sweet idk if that will work
Can’t wait to try this for my vegan toddler – he loves smoothies but has allergies. Perfect for mama too!
I like cherry pie.
I love cherries, and love adding them to recipes for added flavor! I cannot wait to try Tart in smoothies, and everything else! :) #GOTART
Just please, please, please, please. 100 times pleeeeease. I neeeed KitchenAid
I can’t say that I’ve had tart cherries, but if I did then it was in a pie. #GoTart
With cherry pie and delicious jam :)
I haven’t been able to find it here but sure would love to try it!
Love the bright red color of this smoothie!
I love using unflavored gelatin and tart cherry juice to make a post-workout treat, but I’ll try this recipe too.
Never thought of putting cherries in my smoothies!
In a cherry pie!
I would love to try them in a pie!
I like Cherry Limeade!
I love dried tart cherries in oatmeal or homemade granola!
Black Cherry juice is good for arthritis also.
I love using tart cherries to make Cherry Cobbler!
Once I saw your recipe for the cherry smoothie I’ve been making them often. Love the tartness of the cherries!
This stuff matches everything so perfectly! Let’s go cherry!
I have not added cherry juice to my Vitamix smoothies yet, but I will now.
When I was an athlete at Cornell University in 2007-2009, they were already having us drink tart cherry juice after workouts. Guess it’s catching on everywhere now! #awesomesnack #works
I love chocolate covered cherries, cherries to flavor my water and cherry cheesecake.
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!
I love to make smoothies~
Somebody above wrote cherry margarita and I’m like WHOA! I have to try that :)
I always put cherries in my smoothies, it’s a nice way to add a sweet taste without adding sugar! Love cherries :)
Dried cherries >>> dried cranberries or raisins. Love seeing them in everything from granola to salads.
I looove cherries!
Yum! Sour cherries are the best.
I love tart cherries on boat rides on the lake. I may have to make these this summer!
Definitely cherry pie or cherry syrup! YUM!
I would make my hubby a cherry pie… he loves his pies!!
i really want to try the cherry-orange bourbon!
I love cherries! We like to add them to chocolate chip cheesecake and cookies or quickbreads.
Tart cherry cheesecake, my fave! Thank you for the opportunity, your blog is awesome.
Mmm tart cherries…that looks so refreshing! I’m definitely trying this. I think my husband and girls would enjoy too!
How about a chocolate covered cherry smoothie?!?!
I love dried cherries in the oatmeal!
I have a nice Tart Cherry Crisp recipe.
Hmmm tart cherry smoothie sounds goooood.
I love cherries straight from their container (washed of course)!
Hope I win
I like adding them to muffins.
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!
Love them in muffins!
Just started making smoothies. Can’t wait to try the cherry smoothie!
Homemade fresh cherry pies made from scratch
This looks so good and refreshing.
Fantastic recipe, looking forward to trying it! x
In granola and yogurt…and in oatmeal cookies, with chocolate chips! :)
We eat them like candy
I make oatmeal cherry vanilla cookies – they’re so delicious!
I love cherries and would love a cherry red KitchenAid stand mixer!
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!
I would love to make my husband a tart cherry pie. And lets not forget Cherry Pie Mock Moonshine
I love making chocolate covered cherries! And putting them in pancakes!
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!
Love them in quick breads and muffins.
I add them to quick breads.
Dried cherries are my favorite!
I have never used cherries in a smoothie. Can’t wait to try the recipe.
I love putting cherries in cupcakes or muffins when I make them!
I LOVE making homemade chocolate covered cherries. Mmmm.
I love cherries in the morning. Cherry coffeecake would be amazing!
I love to toss dried cherries into a salad. Also good in Chicken salad!
I will eat ANYTHING involving cherries. Hmmmmm. How about a Cherry Margarita?
Looks so good!
That looks delicious!
A refresher, just in time for “sort of” spring weather!
Bings are my absolute favorite (I gotta confess) but the tart ones run a close second. Sadly around here they’re only in season for a couple of weeks…
I love making tart cherry blondes!
I’ve never tried cherry juice, but it sounds awesome. I would love to try it.
Cherry smoothies sound awesome! :D I love the little mason jars especially. I wish we had some at home. Maybe we do, I’ll have to go look.
Just the way they are! We love cherries here!!
I’m so glad I found this! My roomie is a cherry fanatic!
I think I would drink the cherry juice straight up or add some seltzer and vodka to it for a nice cocktail!
I don’t know if I have ever had tart cherries, but I would love to try this recipe! I love smoothies, and I would probably use the cherries in a green smoothie.
Brandied Cherry Sauce on So Delicious ice cream…yumza!
love your blog! this smoothie looks delish…
Cant wait to try this!
Oh, wow, this looks amazing! My mouth is actually watering!
Cherry Pie! yummm :)
looks delicious! i’ll have to pick up some cherries next time i’m at the store.
This is the best giveaway I’ve ever seen. I love tart cherry juice and those beautiful cherry red kitchen tools!
Yum This looks so bright and fresh!
Really good recipes!
I am obsessed with starting my day with a smoothie! Haven’t tried cherries yet — looks so springy and delish!
A cherry smoothie sounds fantastic right now! I also really enjoy cherry juice.
I have never had tart cherries, but now I think I will have to try some. I have had regular cherries, just them plain.
I love to bake with tart cherries!
Tart Cherry and Chocolate Smoothies!
I have to try this smoothie, it looks amazing!
Oh my goodness, I LOVE cherries. Except not in pie so much but tart cherries are really good for you!
Cherry pie for sure. I love cherries and anything cherry flavored.
Those smoothies look amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!!
I like drinking them in smoothies!
Cherries in a smoothie sounds wonderful! What can be used in the place of bananas? Love all the red appliances!! Thanks for having the giveaway!
Love tart cherries! Grew up with fresh tart cherries from our own tree in MI, miss the fresh but you can always get juice, dried or frozen. Still, pie is the best and those are best with fresh.
I love cherries. In cookies, scones and smoothies.
I love using cherries in smoothies!
A simple cherry tart with puff pastry
Tart cherries are so lovely! My dad used to bring home tart cherry concentrate and mix it with club soda – deeelicious!
My favorite was is overnight oatmeal with cherries and mini Chocolate chips!
Thanks for the opportunity, this would be a dream. Good luck every one!
Thanks for the opportunity, this would be a dream!! Good luck everyone!!
Definitely worth a try. The color looks incredible.
I love cherries in any form, but especially the dried tart cherries. I have used them in many recipes, and I get compliments for that “secret ” burst of tartness. An especially good combination is with semisweet or dark chocolate in your chocolate chip cookies. I will love exploring using tart cherry juice and frozen Montmorency cherries using the kitchen appliances in this incredible giveaway. Thanks!
I love putting cherries into scones. I have never tried them in smoothies, but I bet they would be amazing.
I love cherries but never thought about a cherry smoothie! I have a feeling this is going to be my new favorite smoothie!
Your photos are gorgeous and this smoothie sounds super yummy!
That smoothie is gorgeous! I’ve never tried adding cherries to a smoothie, but it sounds delish!
I absolutely LOVE tart cherries (well, I love all cherries equally if I’m being honest!). I have some yummy tart cherry juice several times a week before bed. I’d drink it every day if I could afford it!
Thanks for this recipe – it looks *so* good! Time to break out the blender. :)
I love cherries! Would coconut milk work in this recipe instead of coconut water?
I love drinking tart cherry juice before bed! Tart Cherries really help me sleep!
I love a tart cherry pie
I love cherry tarts.
They’re awesome in chocolate chip cookies or coffee cake.
I love them in my cereal. My wife keeps me well supplied. Plus, it is my evening snack. (helps me sleep)
Cherry is my fav flavor!
I’ve never really baked or cooked with cherries, and now I feel like I’m missing out!
I love to use tart cherries in my cherry orange muffins!
I love using tart cherries when I make pineapple upside down cake!
I just found a recipe for cherry ginger ale. Can’t wait to try it. Also my new kitchen is in need of a stand mixer and Dutch oven!!
Juice or Pie!
I love cherries in granola, and of course cookies and bars :)
I love Cherry anything. Fresh is best……
My favorite way to enjoy tart cherries is in cherry pie. I love tart foods, so this smoothie is right up my alley.
I could make so many little cherry pies with these, or black forest cakes!
This looks absolutely fabulous and the photographs are like Summer which considering the current weather make them a pleasure to look at.
In cookies! With wite chocolate chips :)
Omg I can’t wait for cherry season! I really want to drink that smoothie NOW!
go red, ladies; all year long!
Love cherries in ice cream.
Love to make chocolate chunk cookies with dried cherries!
Cherries are my absolutely most favorite fruit in the whole world! I wish they were
easier to find in the frozen section when it’s not cherry season!
Cherry Pie!! It’s one of my favorites during cherry season :)
I’ve never had this kind of tart cherries–the smoothie sounds amazing though!
We love all things cherry in our house! Cherry pies, cherry tarts, and so on. Can’t wait to try a cherry smootie!
I love Michigan sour cherries.
cherries are my fave! I absolutely love the color that the cherries gave this smoothie. Sooo vibrant! I could take down one of these this morning.
i love love love tart cherries. this sounds great!
I LOVE cherries. I just made a cherry/cranberry pie last week and devoured half of it myself–shhh!
CHERRY PIE! :) I’d love to try this smoothie, for some reason cherries never crossed my mind to include.
This looks amazing, and such a good idea freezing banana chunks for smoothies! I’ll have to statt doing that!
Love cherries in scones!
MMM! Delicious! I’ve always loved cherries and GoTart just makes it easier to have them more often. Thank you for feeding my addiction lol
I would definitely try this. Great and simple recipe :)
Cherry pie…double crust and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
I love adding it to bread with a yummy glaze on top. My mom always made it for Christmas.
I love frozen cherries to eat for a snack and adding dried cherries to brownie mix.
I LOVE this giveaway. I’m in desperate need of a new stand mixer and dutch oven! Love tart cherries also! :)
I would love to win. Have always wanted a mixer. Love cherries.
Cherry season is my favorite!
Smoothies are awesome. Tart Cherry Juice right before bed helps me to sleep.
i love to put them in oatmeal!!
I love to make my own trail mix and the tart cherries would be a great addition.
This smoothie would be perfect post workout!
I often add dried cherries to my homemade bread.
I love adding dried cherries to trail mix.
Cherry pie! My favorite way to enjoy cherries. :)
Cherries and coconut water together is the perfect combo!
I can’t resist anything with cherries…
On yogurt–so delicious!
Never tried tart cherries but I bet they would be good with melted dark chocolate and chopped pistachios – spread on pan – cool and enjoy with a glass of red wine for dessert.
I like to eat them with my greek yogurt. :)
Toss them into my morning granola.
What an amazing giveaway! I adore tart cherries in cobblers and crisps! And this smoothie is just what I need right now! Keeping my fingers crossed, I still don’t own a kitchenaid! This would be a dream come true!
Tart Cherries are great in muffins!
We love cherries and use them in a lot of things. Not sure if these would work for the Larabar copycat recipe I use but we are in search of the perfect cherry for that now that Costco stopped carrying their own brand!
Love, love tart cherries. I am German and tart cherries are a staple in a lot of my baked goods.
I love cherries with cocoa powder in my oatmeal
Smoothie or a dip
I would make cherry-orange scones!
I love cherries!!! They’re my favorite fruit!
I love them on top of yogurt or cereal!
I love dried cherries and going out and picking and eating fresh cherries right off the tree. Yum!
Definitely cherry pie!
I love fresh cherries. Sour Cherry Lemonade sounds delicious though.
been loving dried cherries in my trail mix lately, and would love to see how they turn out in smoothies
I would turn them into a sauce and put it over vanilla ice cream!
I would enjoy them in my yogurt !
Plain ole dried cherries all by themselves! However, cherries with almost anything are okay with me.
Ooh! I love Le Creuset!
I have never used them before but would love to. This smoothie looks awesome and am going to try it if I can find the cherries.
Beautiful! How vibrant do these look. I seriously went from craving cake and all sorts of unhealthy things to craving this tart, refreshing smoothie in an instant. My body thanks you :)
I haven’t used tart cherries before, so I don’t have a favorite way! But, if I did, I would definitely go with a smoothie recipe, and probably add a bit of honey or agave nectar and definitely some blueberries—even if they were frozen!
I have tart cherries in my post run smoothie, and make my tart cherry juice into popsicles during the summer. Wait…what’s summer again? I forget.
Dried in a trail mix!
Tart cherries are best served in an almond meal cherry pie. Yummy!
Cherries are great in oatmeal.
I love cherries just straight up by themselves!
I love them in homemade granola bars!!
On top of Greek yogurt and mini pies
I love drinking the Montmorency juice straight! I like to drink it at night because tart cherries are supposed to help you sleep. Delicious!
This smoothie looks delicious!!!!
I love tart cherries mixed into vanilla yogurt topped with cacao nibs and sliced almonds.
Tart cherries in salads alongside raisins are pretty great, and I’ve had them covered in chocolate before–yumm-o!
This smoothie looks pretty darn good. I’m all for on the go things!
they are perfect in scones!
I cant wait to try this. I’ve never had a cherry smoothie before =)
Love them all by themselves, and in smoothies.
I love tart cherries with yogurt and granola. Delicious!
i have not tried tart cherries before but I bet they would be great in oatmeal or baked in oatmeal cookies or eaten with oat groats..
Cooked into my oatmeal!
I’m a sucker for tart cherries in baked goods. Especially if there is a crumble topping with oats involved.
My favorite way to #GoTart and enjoy cherries is in my yogurt or morning oatmeal. Great giveaway!
I love them in yogurt
What a fantastic giveaway! I have two Montmorency Cherry Trees in my backyard. I love making smoothies out of frozen cherries from the tree, frozen bananas, coconut or almond milk, raw cacao, vanilla and honey. It’s like a chocolate-covered cherry in smoothie form. Yum!
I love tart cherries in my apple oatmeal! Great breakfast!
I like dried tart cherries in muffins and granola.
I’d make jam!!
I love the flavor of tart cherries. We make smoothies all the time. I don’t know why we haven’t been using them. Great recipe idea.
I love it with the coconut water!
I would use them for Smoothies! Yum!
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE tart cherries in my healthy yogurt parfaits. All hail wonderful, protein filled greek yogurt – plain. So fun to add granola and fruits.
I’m a pie girl!
This sounds SOO delicious! Cherries are really trending right now. I’m already hooked on plain tart cherry juice. YUM!
Mnnnnn cherries are absolutely delightful in anything. :) Pies, smoothies, cakes, you name it!
I’d use cherries in homemade granola
I would definitely make some banana cherry smoothies! Maybe add in some power spinach and kale as well :)
My favorite pie to eat is a tart cherry pie with crumble topping. I am asked to make it every holiday. I would love to try this smoothie!
My fave way to use tart cherries is in the filling for my Chocolate and Cherry Torte recipe.
I’d love to make a black forest cupcakes with these cherries!
Cherries are one of my favorite fruits! I love them in oatmeal and muffins the most.
WOW! I love cherries and I love RED! Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway!
I like to mix tart cherry juice with sparkling water for a nice treat!
I’m actually drinking a green smoothie made with frozen tart cherries, power greens, frozen banana, maca, almond milk, chia seeds & vanilla stevia right now. It’s delicious! (but not as pretty as yours)
Love them in pies, cookies, and added to salads!
you smoothie sounds delish, i have never heard of these cherries. i love anything cherry, so would make pie, danish, jam, cake, what wouldn’t i make. thanks so much for a great giveaway
I’d eat the cherries as is or use it to make this smoothie.
I love tart cherries but never thought of them in a smoothie, i must try that!
I love making cherry pies! (And just eating them by the handful!)
I’d try adding them to brownies!
I love a good Cream Cheese Cherry Danish, yummm!
I love using tart cheeries with cheesecake!
Smoothie – LOVE
I drink tart cherry juice every night. Dr Oz said it helps with sleep so I can’t wait to try this recipe!
I would be in Cherry Heaven! Absolutely one of my most favorite fruit and flavors! I love cherries in my morning yogurt, I add them to a lot of baked items of course! Gimme gimmeeeeee some cherry loveeee!
cherry swirl cheesecake yum yumm
cherry red is my favorite color
only in a pie!
great for lots of things like crumbles pies jams smoothies even add to fudge
This looks amazing! Sounds so refreshing!
In pie, of course. And since I got my deep fryer, HAND PIES!
I love eating tart cherries plain by the bucketful!
Look at the color of this smoothie-Wow! I love cherries and can’t wait to make this super drink.
I’d love to try tart cherries in THIS smoothie!
I LOVE using tart cherries in smoothies and I have to try your version asap!
I love to make tart cherry jam. Then I love to eat that jam with cream cheese on a sandwich lol!
Oh my – I add probably 10 cherries to the top of any sundae – I can’t get enough. Cherries are an obsession for me.
i LOVE tart cherries for making a slab pie. they balance perfectly with the sugary cinnamon coating!
I would use them in smoothies, cookies, cakes, … Endless possibilities :-)
I would love to try cherries in a smoothie like you did!
I love, love tart cherry pie
Cherries are one of my favorites. Love them in granola!
I love cherry pie!
in greek yogurt with granola!
I love tart cherries in greek yogurt with granola on top
Cherries on top of a cheesecake pretty much does it for me!
This sounds fantastic. I cannot wait to make it!!
That looks so refreshing, even though I’m living in a tundra with -17 below degrees right now. :) Thanks so much for the chance to win!
I LOVE cherries!! Cherries in a smoothie? DELICIOUS!
Cherry Pie for sure!!!! (with homemade whipped cream)
There is a cheese & sour cherry coffee cake recipe I’ve tried that is AMAZING! I love the mix of sweet & sour together.
cherry pies — all time favorite! thanks for the opportunity. =)
My favorite way to use tart cherries is in a pie!
I love tart cherries. They especially make a great tasting cherry pie. I sprinkle them on my morning oatmeal.
I would to try tart cherries in a scone!
I love dried cherries in my oatmeal with a little brown sugar
I would put tart cherries in my slow cooker oatmeal!
I can’t wait to try this recipe, it looks delicious!
I love tart cherries in yogurt and smoothies!
I love them in trail mix!
Cherry smoothies are awesome, cherry anything is wonderful…pies!
Cherry pie sounds delicious right about now.
My wedding was in northern Michigan (cherry country) and my husband and I enjoy putting them in everything both for their flavor and the wonderful memories they inspire.
I would like to try this smoothie recipe, but I just like to eat them. :)
I’d love to try them in this smoothie!
Michael is the cherry lover, so I would #GoTart by making him tart cherry ice cream!
just eating them straight up or in muffins or cookies!
Cherry Pie with the crust a bit burnt and a huge scoop of vanilla bean icecream. Loooove tart cherries.
I would love to make a good old fashioned cherry pie!
I would love to use dried cherries in some cookie and bar recipes. And some cocktails with cherry juice. :)
thumbprints, jam and pies
I love eating dried cherries in a fruit/nut trail mix.
Cherry pie with vanilla ice cream!
Tart cherry slab pie is a favorite of mine! I’m definitely going to try the Cherry Smoothie!
I would love to attempt a cherry pie!
I love using cherries in muffins.
Mmmm. I love baking with cranberries, so I would like to try some wake up breakfast muffins with tart cherries. Thanks for give away, Averie.
I absolutely LOVE a pie made with tart cherries!
Love cherries!. I like making chocolate cherry smoothies, making cherry jams, and adding them to baked goods.
I drink cherry juice for it’s anti inflammatory benefits
I’ve never used tart cherries to make anything yet. This smoothie looks delicious!
This would be amazing to win! My husband has gout and the cherries would be excellent for him! Can’t wait to try the smoothie, I’m thinking it will be my breakfast this morning!
Cherries!! My all time favorite!! Love the other gifts too! :)
I love cherries in pies!
Averie, I love how refreshing this is! I usually walk over to Starbucks and get a $4 green tea lemonade, but I really need to change my routine and make this in the mornings. It would be the perfect start to my day!
I like making tart cherry jam, using it in sandwiches and as an ice cream topping.
I would love to use some tart cherries to make jam
Can’t wait for morning to make a cherry smoothie. I love red food! But I will use a teaspoon of honey for sweetner. Yum! Hurry, Morning!
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I like cherries pretty much in any form, dried, baked in products, juice, raw or dipped in chocolate. I think they are good in any form.
I love cherries in all forms! Fresh Rainer cherries are my favorite to snack on!
Oh I really love them in my yogurt!!! They make it taste so good!
I enjoy putting cherries in my salads it adds a different flavor to it.
I love tart cherries as an all-day snack. They taste just like sour-patch kids to me! This is a great giveaway!
I love dried tart cherries as an all-day snack! They taste just like sour-patch kids to me, without the guilt afterwards!
Wow! This is the coolest giveaway on the planet! I totally love cherries which are so good for you in so many ways. I drink cherry juice to relax in the evening before bed, and if the nasty gouty arthritis I inherited from my Dad starts to bother me, cherries are great for that, too. Thanks for offering this amazing giveaway! :)
Love them in cookies
Dried cherries eaten with some mixed nuts and some white or dark chocolate!
Love putting them in salads. #GoTart
A nice cherry pie or cobbler. Mmmmm mmmm good.
I make cherry sauce for cheesecake topping
I love putting tart cherries in salads! With walnuts an lots of goat cheese of course!
Cherry juice is one of the best mix-ins to add depth of flavor to a smoothie. It’s a definite go-to for me!
I love love love dried tart cherries and add them to cookies, greek yogurt, cereal & more. Because tart cherries are primarily a Michigan crop and I lived in Traverse City, home of the National Cherry Festival, I am quite aware of how versatile they are but would love to win this prize package!!
I do love tart cherries in a smoothie as well. Toss in a little almond milk to add some creamy to tart mmm…
I won’t have thought of using tart cherries in a smoothie, but this sounds yummy.
I have never tried tart cherries but am so excited to!
When I make fudge, I add pecans and dried cherries to the basic recipe. Everyone goes mad for the taste.
I put them in smoothies. I also love dried tart cherries covered in dark chocolate.
Dried tart cherries are perfect in breakfast cookies!
I can think of lots of ways to use cherries-breads, scones and granola, just to name a few!
I’ve been drinking tart Cherry juice for several months, I’ve quit taking pills to sleep at night! Also put frozen cherries in my daily smoothies.
I love cherries and that smoothie sounds sooo good! Cannot wait to try it!
I’m always looking for new non-sweet ways to eat more fruit!
I have never really liked tart cherries, but you make them sound so good I must try them again.
This recipe looks yummy and perfect color for Valentine’s Day. Can’t wait to try this.
I love dried cherries and I love to #GoTart by baking some of my favorite cherry desserts with tart cherries.
I’ve never actually had tart cherries but I’ve been wanting to get them for my husband because I read that it is THE most anti-inflammatory food there is :)
I like to add dried cherries to my oatmeal. They’re also great sprinkled on about any salad. Thank you!
My wife makes smoothies every morning, can’t wait for this treat with cherries!
I’d use them for oatmeal, smoothies, and in salads. Tart cherry juice is great for lowering uric acid levels, so I love that, too!
I like dried cherries in homemade granola and just plain snacking.
Cherries are great for gout, too
I use them in smoothies, pies, cobblers, cookies and over yogurt.
Can’t wait to try this recipe. Looks so refreshing and yummy!!
I love tart cherries, I love anything tart or tangy. Thanks for the opportunities, I would love to win a red mixer
Can’t wait to try this recipe. Looks so refreshing and yummy!
I love cherries! this is such a nice give away!
I love using tart cherries in pies!
I would use them in smoothies. And to make cherry cobbler!
Cherry smoothie looks yummy!
I love using dried cherries in my oatmeal recipes and quick breads.
Love love cherries. So many wonderful nutritional benefits and they taste delicious too. I would absolutely love to win this give away and use the supply to experiment with recipes and spread the cherry word.. And I would love a bright red mixer…my kitchen is lacking bright colors (and a mixer!!!) #gotart!
Love that pretty cherry smoothie…perfect for Valentine breakfast in bed!
I love using tart cherries in smoothies also! I usually sweeten it up with some vanilla yogurt.
i drink 1/4 cup of cherry juice each night (almost) to help relax me and help me sleep. My doctor suggested I go this. And it works. So this cherry smoothie would really make me sleepy. ;)
I can eat dried cherries like they’re candy, so this giveaway and recipe is really exciting to me!
Yum! I would just eat the cherries or try that smoothie recipe.
That smoothie sounds awesome!
I love all cherries, all ways!!
Did you know that cherries are great for gout?
that smoothie look so refreshing and delicious! cherries are my absolute fav!
This cherry smoothie looks amazing! I drink a smoothie every morning before I work out and I am always looking for new smoothie recipes, I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing, pinned :)
this sounds delish!
Thanks to Sally, I am now OBSESSED with cherries in my smoothies! This looks amazing! (And I totally agree about using frozen bananas instead of ice!!!)
I love baking with tart cherries. Thanks for the chance to win.
Love cherries of any kind. What a great recipe for a cherry smoothie. Tart will be an interesting flavor to try.
cherry pie, for sure!
My favorite way to enjoy cherries is by the pool in the summer! Nothing tastes more refreshing than a tart cherry in the summer!!
Love cherry pie.
I love to make tart cherry pie and tart cherry preserves. YUM!
I like to enjoy it with smoothie.
I recently started making cherry smoothies; they are exactly what I was craving!
In smoothies, Pancakes, Yogurt! They taste great in everything!!
Dried cherries in a rice pilaf
i absolutely love dried cherries! i usually put them on salads, oatmeal, baking, etc! can’t go wrong with dried cherries!
Cherry pie is my favorite thing to make with them!
This is such a unique idea for a smoothie! Since I absolutely LOVE cherries, I will definitely be trying this out :) Thank you and pinned!
Michigan cherries are the best! I haven’t tried Tart Cherries, but look forward to getting some to try!
This smoothie recipe looks yummy! I might try mine with a little almond extract in place of the vanilla. I love almond extract in cherry pie, and think it would be a delicious addition to this!
Mmm takes me to summer!
go red for women!!!
Cherry smoothies! Yum!
Cherry pie of course!
I love cherries in smoothies or with yogurt.
What a gorgeous smoothie!! LOVE this one, I can always use good cobweb-ridding drinks!
I usually enjoy dried cherries but I also love cherries in smoothies. This one looks delicious.
This smoothie looks delicious and this is a great giveaway!
I usually use them in pies but I want to try adding them to oatmeal
I love cherries in jam and pie
I enjoy dried tart cherries, but would love to try out fresh cherries in your smoothie recipe!
That smoothie sounds delicious!
Mmm cherries and kitchenaid and Le creuset oh my!
The cherries would sound good with a bowl of ice cream on a hot summer day!
My favorite way to enjoy tart cherries is in my oatmeal! I top my oats with chopped pecans, a little maple syrup, and tart cherries. So good!
I love drinking tart cherry juice after a workout. Can’t wait to try this smoothie!
I love to enjoy cherries just by themselves!
Smoothie looks delicious! Perfect for any time of day! I love putting dried cherries in my homemade granola bars!
Love Cherries especially 100% Cherry Juice !!
Thanks for the great recipe!
Cherries are one of my favorite snacks to eat after class!
I top my cereal and sometimes my ice cream with dried cherries.
What a great giveaway! I absolutely love cherry flavored anything!!
I love eating fresh cherries! Probably my favorite way to enjoy them (if I’m not baking desserts with them, of course!). Love the gorgeous color in your smoothies Averie; it really pops!
Wow, that smoothie looks so delicious!
Dried cherries in any baked goods are heaven!
Wow! awesome giveaway.
Yum, I love cherries!
I can’t tell you how excited I am to hear that “sour” is the new trend! I love all things sour (well, dairy products excluded). Yay!
This smoothie looks delicious!
I love using tart cherries in ice cream and sorbet.
I think I’d add some chocolate to this smoothie… who doesn’t love chocolate-covered cherries?!
Another great way to use my frozen cherries.
I love cherries – especially those from Michigan.
I would totally make a Manhattan cocktail with these cherries ;-)
I love Tart Cherries in cookies.
Cherries are such a treat! They are my favorite fruit without a doubt
Oh, how I love anything with cherries!
I would love to try some tart cherry cupcakes. What a beautiful giveaway!
You had me at Cherry
I have some frozen sweet cherries to try this with today, but I will definitely try with tart cherries after I get to the grocery store! Thanks for the recipe!
I love cherries! Nature’s candy
I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this variety of cherries before! And here I call myself a food blogger — the nerve! This smoothie looks jam-packed with so much flavor and is such a stunningly beautiful color, I can just tell by looking at it that it would be super refreshing!
I like tart cherry juice as a post-workout recovery drink!
Yum, looks great!
I love tart cherries! When I was younger, my mom made cherry pie quite often from the cherry tree in our backyard. What I wouldn’t give to have a piece of that pie again!
I love the dark chocolate and cherry combo. Cherry Garcia ice cream holds a special place in my heart!
This smoothie looks so yummy! Can’t wait to make it!!
I would have to make a cake with these cherries! And cupcakes! Oh yum! Great giveaway, Averie!
As an alternative smoothie idea…..Chocolate cherry smoothie – add cocoa powder, leave out banana on this one and and or chocolate protein powder. Yummm!!!! :)
That smoothie…I will be making it!!! I love cherries in ice cream.
I love fresh tart cherries in baked goods and dried for snacking on the go. Definitely one of my favorite fruits!
That smoothie looks awesome! Love all the bright red in the give away-so Valentiney!
I love using tart cherries in pies the most!
Love the color of everything! Smoothies seems like it would be wonderful refreshment in the summer time
Cant’t wait to try this. I love cherries
I LOVE cherries. Cherry pie, cherry cheesecake, just plain cherries. Yum!
Either a cherry pie or a cherry smoothie for me.
I love classic cherry pie! My Grannie lives in Traverse City and the Cherry Festival there is always fun to visit
Sour is the new spicy? Sounds great to me!
My favorite cookie is white chocolate chip with dried cherries!
I love smoothies like this and can’t wait to try one with tart cherries. My favorite to use tart cherries is in an amazing crisp I made last summer with fresh ones.
Cherry pie all the way!
I love cherries and smoothies. My grandparents had a couple of sour cherry trees and my siblings and I picked them by the bucketful each May when we were kids.
Looks so awesome like everything you make! And the stand mixer is a great colour :)
Cherries are best plain and fresh from the cherry tree. That’s really the only way to eat them Or as a maraschino cherry, in a whiskey cocktail. :)
I love cherry chocolate scones! Tart dried cherries really shine this way!
This smoothie looks beautiful! I love cherries :)
I love tart cherry pies!
That apron looks so adorable!
I like to add those cherries to a cherry pie
I love tart cherries in my smoothies or with yogurt!
Yum! Looks so good like everything you make :)
Glad to have a new smoothie recipe to try. I make smoothies daily and it can get repetitive sometimes.
This is so fun! :) I’m a fan of cherries in chocolate cookies! :)
This is such an awesome giveaway! I’m a sucker for tart cherry tart for sure !!
YUM! have to try this!! & the color… just makes me happy
Cherries have been my favorite fruit since I was little, but I never thought to put them in smoothies. I’m grabbing a bag on my way home to try this out!
I love tart cherries in yogurt, in crepes, on waffles, on oatmeal…!!!
In oatmeal cookies
I have never tried tart cherries but would absolutely LOVE to try them in both oatmeal, and oatmeal-coconut-cherry cookies!! (Especially if I won the stand-mixer!!)
I love using tart cherries in smoothies already, but I really love them in my morning parfait! I usually throw in some blackberries, strawberries and raspberries too when in season. Crunchy, smooth and tart all in one powerful bowl – delicious!
I love cherries in cherry pie!
I love cherries in a cold soup my mom makes- cherry soup! so refreshing in the summer!
My favorite way to enjoy cherries (aside from just eating them) is on top of Sweet Potato Pie at Thanksgiving. But this smoothie sounds pretty darn amazing too.
I love dried cherries in granola!
I like to use dried cherries in granola so much! And frozen ones in smoothies like this :)
I love tart cherries in chocolate chip cookies
I love putting cherries in my greek yogurt!
I love putting dried cherries on top of my oatmeal- the flavor alone of the cherries is enough for me without having to sweeten it! I also love to throw some on top of a salad with some walnuts or add it to my homemade granola.
Love to put them in cookies
Yumm!! This smoothie sounds so good! I especially love dried tart cherries, they’re amazing to snack on. I reallyyyy want to win this package! It would be so amazing and help me make all my pastries and smoothies faster and in larger quantities! Cheers :)
Averie, you are speaking my love language here. Cherries and smoothies and KitchenAids and LeCreuset? Loving it. I think eating cherries plain is my favorite way to #gotart. Or in a beautiful smoothie like this! :) Thanks for hosting this, Averie!
Smoothies or puddings are my favorite ways to use cherries.
I love cherries just as they are! Dried tart cherries are great straight from the bag :)
I love cherries! and RED
I love eating cherries fresh….
I love tart cherries so much, I planted two trees in my yard! The dried ones I add to salads.
My favorite way to eat tart cherries is by making cherry turnovers, Thank you!
This recipe looks delicious! I love cherries in a Cherry Crumble.
I love dipping cherries in chocolate. The perfect sweet/tart combo!
I love cherries in smoothies!
I am smoothie crazed and this looks and sounds fabulous!
Most definitely tart cherries in a pie. YAY for MI – I live here.
I think this recipe looks gret! I eat dried sour cherries by the handful…
I feed them to the hubby when his gout flares up. Exciting stuff, huh?
We love dried cherries in biscotti!
I use tart cherries to make jam! I also love them in pie.
I love to add them to homemade granola!
Sprinkled on a waffle with some yogurt!
Cherry pie is a favorite. This smoothie looks reallt good!
I use tart cherries as topping for my oatmeal and in scones!
Cherries are my favorites!!! This smoothies looks so delish…as delicious as that cherry red KitchenAid stand mixer!!!!
I love dried cherries as a snack.
I cannot wait to try tart cherries…know I am going to be in love. Thanks for the giveaway :-)
That smoothie looks great! I loooove dried cherries and I’m lovin’ that red KitchenAid!!
My favorite way to go tart is by adding pomegranate seeds to my breakfast cereal. It adds a zip to my morning!
I love that tart/sour things are making a comeback – sometimes I get so tired of overly sweetened treats. Thanks for the great recipe!
I use dried cherries in my homemade granola bars.
I’ve never seen these at the store! I’ll have to look harder next time!
Wow, what a great giveaway! I love smoothies can’t wait to try this one out!
I make my own trail mix for long work days with raw almonds, roasted walnuts, dark chocolate chips and dried cherries. I also love dried cherries in my homemade oat-date bars (that I made using your recipe!)!
I already snack on dried cherries for their health benefits. I’m anxious to try the smoothie. Thanks for sharing!
I love dried cherries in oatmeal and in granola
I’ve heard good things about tart cherries and definitely want to try it! I like that you made this smoothie with coconut water, yum!
There aren’t any images on Cherries’ Pinterest page to pin!?
I love baking a tart cherry pie!
Love the cherries!!!
Yummy, and such a pretty color!
Tart cherries in a pie or with vanilla ice cream sounds delicious!
I love the color of these smoothies!! I would love a glass of this right now.
That smoothie looks delicious! I’d love to try it!
Such a beautiful smoothie. This smoothie sounds like a great way to start the week. Can’t wait to give this a try. Your photographs are always amazing!!!
Actually, one of my favorite smoothies is vanilla cherry! I want to try this one now with coconut milk.
Dried cherries with white chocolate in oatmeal cookies!
OOOH CHERRRIE SMOOOOOOOOOOTHIES ROCK!!
Tart cherries have such great inflammation-fighting properties as well, making them a perfect addition to our diets! Thanks for the great post to get us thinking about cherries.
Hard to choose one way – I could eat raw cherries all day everyday, plain, in cereal, yoghurt etc., but also love dried cherries as a snack or in salads :)
How fun is this smoothie?! Love the pretty red color! xo
This looks amazing, and it could be my new favorite way to enjoy cherries. Right now it’s fresh and shoveled into my mouth by the fistful, or dried in cherry pecan granola bars.
I was hoping you would come up with a cherry recipe. We are fortunate to live in a region known for its cherries and I have lots of them in my freezer right now, but needed a less-fattening recipe (love pie … but my body doesn’t always love it!). Also, thanks for the cherry link. I read the above comment about choosecherries from the woman from Lansing–I’m about 1 1/2 hours from there. Can’t wait to check it out. (Can you tell we Michiganders are passionate about our produce?)
Awesome prize & LOVE the shake!! xxoo
I love smoothies! Especially green smoothies.
I love them in granola!
Averie – love the bright color in this cherry smoothie – definitely a pick-me-up for pre or post workout!
I love smoothies! Every summer I make them for breakfast! Always looking for more smoothie recipes!
I love them raw!
That sounds really good. I really like that it is not too sweet.
I love using dried cherries in salads and oatmeal
I love tart cherries in cookies!
I love cherries and I would love to win this prize! Thanks for the chance to win!! :)
I like cherries in my oats, along with vanilla protein and chia seeds.
I love cherries and would love to win this prize!! Thanks for the chance to win!! :)
i love cherries in pies!
I’ve never had them before, but that smoothie looks delicious! Thanks for the giveaway :)
Def in a smoothie or in your blondies accompanied by dark chocolate chips!
I love cherry pie not made with canned cherry pie filling!!
I love using dried cherries in baking!
oatmeal chocolate chip cherry cookies sound perfect for desert…or breakfast
Awesome giveaway! And a beautiful smoothie too!
Using dried cherries in homemade granola is the best !
I love to eat tart cherries just by the handful. Pop them in my mouth and yum. I love cherry pie and recently found a recipe for a cherry sauce that I am going to give a try. A cherry smoothie–a delicious way to kick start the day!
I love cherry spice cake!
I love cherry pie in the summer!
Gorgeous smoothie! I like dried sour cherries in homemade chocolate protein bars.
Can someone PLEASE help me! I don’t see anywhere to enter for the giveaway!
That’s so exciting to see some real Michigan cherries on your blog! :) I live in Lansing – just a few miles south of DeWitt (home of ChooseCherries)! I would be baking up a STORM with these tart cherries. And of course, I would try this smoothie.. sounds delicious!
Wow–awesome giveaway! I’ve been loving tart things lately and would love to try this tart smoothie.
And I did use cherries this summer when they were in season. It was amazing and full of antioxidants!
This is beautiful! I’d love to try. I drink a smoothie every day – can’t live without. Thanks for the recipe!
I am all about smoothies right now! I just made a chocolate cherry version yesterday morning for a post-yoga treat, and I think this vibrant revitalizer version is next!!!
cherries in a pie
Positively gorgeous smoothie!
I admit to not having had tart cherries. But I enjoy sweet cherries as they are! I will need to try these tart cherries out!
Can’t beat fresh cherry pie with warm vanilla ice cream