Because that’s really what my blog needs, right? More breakfast smoothie recipes. I’m a little bit obsessed them lately, but they’re such a great breakfast for this time of year, when even the mornings feel oppressively hot.
So this week, I whipped up this delicious frozen cherry smoothie. It uses the same almond milk and oatmeal base as my other breakfast drinks, but the addition of frozen cherries is a fun new twist.
How to Make a Cherry Smoothie
Start by combining 1/2 cup of oatmeal and 1 cup of (vanilla) almond milk, and refrigerate the mixture overnight. Then I add a cup of frozen cherries, and blend.
The smoothie will be a little bit tart, so I add some agave syrup or honey to sweeten it.
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup cherries pits and stems removed
- 1 tbsp agave syrup or honey, add more to taste
Follow these steps the night before:
- Stir together oatmeal and almond milk. Place in the refrigerator overnight.
- Place the cherries in the freezer overnight.
Prepare the smoothie:
- In a blender combine the cherries with the oatmeal and almond milk mixture.
- Add the agave syrup (or honey) to taste. I used 1 tbsp, but you may wish to add more.
Still hungry? Here are the other recipes I cooked up this week:
Blenheim Ginger Ale // Why hello, best ginger ale ever! They sell this at the farmers market in Raleigh–it comes in Hot, Not As Hot, and Diet. I always buy Hot. It is the spiciest ginger ale I’ve ever had. Oh, it’s so good. I rarely drink anything sugary, but I make an exception for this.
Lentil Meatballs with Lemon Pesto // This recipe was quite involved, but the end result was worth it. My only regret is that I didn’t double the amount of pesto, since I served it with pasta and roasted broccoli in addition to the meatballs. (And in case you were wondering, that’s purple basil in the pesto. Purple basil is the only basil that’s doing well for me this summer.)
Ginger Peach Popsicles // It’s been in the 90s this week and the next few days are supposed to be over 100. Over 100. This? Is popsicle weather.