CHERRY LIMEADE SMOOTHIE

Drinks

In the small town I grew up in, there was one main road down the middle of town and when we got a Sonic put in next to the gas station, it was a big deal. Watch out everybody, we’re big city now.

My favorite drink has always has been a cherry limeade. So refreshing, bubbly and perfectly tart and sweet. I especially love the cherry and squeezed limes at the bottom to nosh on once the drink is gone.

I don’t frequent Sonic much anymore (unless we get a serious craving for Peach Iced Tea), but a craving for something cherry and lime occasionally still persists. Enter: This smoothie. 5 ingredients, tart and sweet, and perfect as a healthy breakfast on the go.

It starts with loads of cherries and fresh lime juice for that quintessential cherry limeade flavor. Ripe nectarine adds creamy texture and a sweet touch that’s neutral but complements the cherries perfectly. Almond milk adds creaminess, while ice chills everything down.

It’s like a breakfast cherry limeade to-go. Yes, please.

This smoothie is like summertime in a glass. It’s

Creamy
Cold
Citrusy
Cherry-infused
Perfectly tart-sweet
Naturally sweetened
Vegan and gluten-free
& Highly portable

Most mornings we have a smoothie of some form for breakfast and I definitely see this making an appearance in our weekly rotation. Not to mention, it would make an awesome popsicle if you had leftovers. Just sayin’.

HERRY LIMEADE SMOOTHIE

A simple, 5-minute smoothie that tastes just like a creamy cherry limeade! 5 ingredients, perfectly tart and sweet, and perfect as a healthy breakfast or snack on the go!
Author: Minimalist Baker
PREP TIME5 minutes
TOTAL TIME5 minutes
Servings:  2  (small smoothies)
Category: Beverage
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 Month (as popsicles)
Does it keep? Up to 24 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe nectarine or peach (sliced)
  • 1 heaping cup fresh or frozen cherries (add less ice if using frozen)
  • 3/4 cup almond milk (or sub water or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1-2 medium limes (juiced // depending on preferred tartness)
  • 1 handful ice

OPTIONAL ADD-INS:

  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 handful spinach

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth. Taste and adjust flavors as needed, adding more cherries for sweetness and more lime for tart.
  2. Recipe as originally written yields 2 small smoothies or one large smoothie. Optional: Freeze leftovers into Popsicles.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 2 small smoothies)

  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 1.3g
  • Sodium: 83mg
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 6.2g
  • Protein: 1.7g

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