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
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
- 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
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 handful spinach
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.
Recipe as originally written yields 2 small smoothies or one large smoothie. Optional: Freeze leftovers into Popsicles.
*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