This blueberry cherry smoothie is SO easy to make. Creamy and delicious this sweet cherry blueberry smoothie is made with a handful of spinach, a drizzle of honey, and a small scoop of oats.
Since 2016 my husband and I have made a smoothie for breakfast or snack time each day. Some of my favorite smoothies include this high-protein chocolate berry smoothie and now this blueberry cherry smoothie!
Why this smoothie is the best:
- It's a great combo of fiber and protein to support blood sugar levels giving a constant stream of energy.
- The flavor combo of cherry and blueberries is delish!
- This smoothie is packed with nutrient-dense ingredients.
- Make this blueberry cherry smoothie without yogurt in less than 5 minutes!
You will need 7 simple and wholesome ingredients to make this blueberry cherry banana smoothie.
- Frozen Blueberries: You can use frozen regular big blueberries or frozen small wild blueberries for this smoothie.
- Frozen Cherries: Frozen pitted cherries are used in this recipe. I get dark sweet cherries from Real Canadian Super Store, however, you should find pitted cherries in the freezer section of most grocery stores. You can use fresh cherries instead but then add 1 cup of ice cubes to make this smoothie thick.
- Banana: Using bananas makes this smoothie creamy and sweet! If you want to make this cherry blueberry smoothie without banana simply don't add it and increase the milk by ¼ cup. You can use a frozen banana if you want this smoothie thicker.
- Milk: Use whatever milk you have (cow milk, soy milk, oat milk, coconut milk, cashew milk). I like to use unsweetened almond milk.
- Oats: Adding rolled oats increases the fiber and the complex carbohydrates in this smoothie supporting gut function and keeping you full longer.
- Honey: Adding honey sweetens the smoothie. I like to use raw local honey for nutritional benefits.
- Spinach: This smoothie calls for a handful (1 cup) of spinach, other greens can be used in replacement.
See recipe card for detailed quantities.
Danika's Quick Nutrition Insight
In my recipe posts, I share simple insights from my schooling in Holistic Nutrition. Blueberries and cherries are an awesome flavor combo and so nutritious, let's chat about this fruit!
Blueberries: These berries are high in fiber, vitamin C, folate, and iron. Blueberries are one of the best antioxidant-rich foods (combating free radicals in your body). These powerhouse berries are high in manganese supporting bone health and blood sugar regulation.
Cherries: Key nutrients in cherries include vitamin C, potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium. Cherries can support arthritis, obesity, and paralysis. When we eat cherries it supports the glandular system, the liver, and the gallbladder with toxic waste removal.
Follow these step-by-step photos from my kitchen to make your own healthy blueberry smoothie blend!
In the blender container place the banana, spinach, oats, honey and milk in the bottom of the blender.
Place the frozen blueberries and frozen dark cherries on top of the soft foods.
Secure the lid and start the blender on low speed slowly increasing to high speed for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Turn the dial back to low or 1 before stopping the blender. Add more milk ¼ cup at a time if you want a thinner smoothie or it is not blending well.
This makes one large smoothie or two medium cherry berry smoothies. Enjoy right away!
Recommended for smoothies
For smooth and creamy smoothies, a good blender is key!
I use my Vitamix blender daily and think it is the number one purchase for eating a wholesome diet!
Tips for the best blueberry cherry smoothie
Liquid: Start with less milk and add more as needed until you get the best consistency. If you have a high-power blender you will not need as much milk making the smoothie thicker.
Layering: Having the soft ingredients at the bottom of the blender and the frozen cherries and blueberries on top makes the smoothie blend easier without too much milk or liquid.
Have lots of cherries? Try this raspberry cherry smoothie!
Optional add in's
Adding nutritional boosters is what I do to all my smoothies because it's an easy way to support the body. Add 1-2 of these ingredients to your healthy blueberry cherry smoothie.
- Seeds: Add 2 teaspoons of chia seeds, 1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds, or 1 teaspoon of flax seeds to increase healthy fats and give the body extra energy.
- Yogurt: To make this blueberry cherry smoothie with yogurt add ½ cup to make it higher in healthy fats keeping you full longer. Greek yogurt, plain yogurt, or blueberry yogurt works well!
- Coconut: Shredded coconut is a lovely flavor combo, making a blueberry cherry coconut smoothie! Add 2 tablespoon of dried shredded coconut or use coconut milk as the milk in this smoothie.
- Increased protein: Add 1 scoop of protein powder, hemp hearts, nut butter (peanut butter or almond butter) or whole nuts to make this cherry berry smoothie higher in protein.
- Instead of honey: To make this smoothie sweet without honey (or to make it vegan) add 2 medjool dates or a teaspoon of maple syrup.
Other easy smoothie recipes to try
Love cherries? Try these 3 ingredient cherry yogurt popsicles!!
Did you make this blueberry cherry smoothie? Share what you think! I read every single comment and it helps others make this recipe!
Blueberry Cherry Smoothie
- 1 blender
- 1 banana
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 ½ cup milk cow, almond, soy, oat, or whatever is in your fridge!
- 3 cups frozen sweet dark cherries
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 2 teaspoon maca
- Place the soft ingredients at the bottom of the blender container (banana, oats, honey, spinach, 1 cup milk, and maca powder if using). Place any optional add in ingredients(scroll up to blog post for ideas) if using.
- Add the frozen blueberries and frozen cherries on top of the other ingredients and secure the lid.
- Start the blender on low speed and turn to high speed until completely blended and creamy. Add more ¼ cup of milk at a time needed to make it the perfect consistency for your perference. Pour into glasses and enjoy.