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cherry vanilla smoothie

So this was my breakfast this morning.  It’s a cherry vanilla smoothie.  I made it because we have a cherry tree in our back yard and this is the first time in 4 years it actually produced fruit!  I didn’t show a picture of the finished product because it was less than photogenic.  Honestly, it looked awful.  Instead of telling you what I did this morning, I’m going to tell you what I will do next time to make this 1000% better.

Cherry Vanilla Breakfast Smoothie:

1 cup washed, stemmed and pitted cherries (honestly, you can use however many you want)

1 banana (preferably frozen, so you don’t have to add ice to water down the flavor)

1/2 cup plain yogurt (you can use more than this, or even use a flavored yogurt if you want)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I actually used vanilla bean paste)

1 cup unsweetened almond, soy or regular milk (I used almond because that’s what I had)

Throw everything in a blender and blend until smooth.

The version I used this morning also had honey, which made it WAY too sweet.  I almost couldn’t finish it.  I also only used half of a banana, which wasn’t enough to keep it thick or cold.  In my opinion, most breakfast smoothies benefit from more frozen bananas!

I drink smoothies for breakfast during the school year because they are quick and easy.  I don’t make them as often during the summer, because my schedule is much less crowded, and I generally feel like cooking.  I drank this one this morning because I had cherries I needed to use, and I had to be at school to interview new teachers.

I’ll post my stand by smoothie recipe later this week.

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