Healthy Cherry Vanilla Smoothie Recipe

Looking for a healthy smoothie recipe to start your day with? Well, here is my favorite healthy cherry vanilla smoothie recipe that will boost your vitamin C and potassium levels. delicious smoothie helps reduce inflammation, provides you with a dose of antioxidants, and makes you feel full longer during the day.

Cherries are my kid’s favorite, I always have a bowl somewhere in my fridge cause my 10-year-old can’t seem to get enough of them. I love feeding them fresh fruits, that way, I can reduce the number of gummies and chocolate they eat during the day and you should too. This smoothie is even kids friendly as well.

healthy cherry vanilla smoothie recipe

Healthy Cherry Vanilla Smoothie Recipe

The following cherry vanilla smoothie is one of my favorites, the taste is similar to store-bought yogurt so if you are used to eating those, this will taste similar. You can also freeze this smoothie and enjoy it with the kids on a hot summer day as well. 


  • 1 1/2 cups full-fat, plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen cherries
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 Tbs vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of water (optional)


Simply go ahead and add all of your ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. You can add in some ice which is totally optional or cool it in the fridge a little before drinking it. Also, if the smoothie is too thick, make sure you add in water or milk to get the right consistency. 

The Health Benefits of Cherries

Cherries are a powerful fruit. They pack a healthy punch that makes them a sweet part of a healthy diet. Here are my five favorite health benefits of cherries.

Cherries Contain Potassium

While a cup of cherries doesn’t contain quite as much potassium as a medium banana, the numbers are close. We could all use more potassium in our diets. Cherries are a fun and delicious way to get more of this important mineral.

Cherries Contain Antioxidants

Cherries are red in color because of anthocyanins, which are antioxidants. These antioxidants fight against free radical damage in the body and lower the chances of heart disease, cancer, and more.

Cherries Contain Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an important immune-supporting, cancer-fighting vitamin, and cherries are packed full of vitamin C. One cup of cherries contains 16-18% of the daily recommendation for vitamin C.

Cherries Are Anti-Inflammatory

Inflammation is at the root of many chronic diseases. Cherries fight inflammation in the body because they contain anti-inflammatory compounds.

Cherries May Help Lower the Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Cherries (especially the tart variety) can help lower blood pressure, thus reducing the risk of a stroke. In addition, cherries might be responsible for the activation of PPAR (peroxisome proliferator activating receptors) in body tissues, which may ultimately lower the risk of heart disease.


There you go, make sure you try this healthy cherry vanilla smoothie recipe, and let me know what you think in the comments below. Until next time, please stay awesome!

healthy cherry vanilla smoothie recipe