Good fruit fix.

jenjennjennifer
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the cherries, banana, lemon juice, yogurt, ice cubes, and almond extract into a blender. Cover, and puree until smooth. Pour into glasses to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

151 calories; 2.1 g total fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 22 mg sodium. 30.7 g carbohydrates; 6.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (32)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2011
Because my banana was frozen I did not add the ice cubes. I didn't have greek yogurt on hand but I did have light vanilla bean yogurt so I used that in it's place. I threw in a couple tablespoons of ground flax seed at the last minute. Quite good! I was able to clear some of last year's cherries out of my deep freeze and have a healthy smoothie to start out my day. I really liked the combination of the cherries banana and lemon together with the faint hint of almond. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/20/2011
This was way too thick and bland. I could barely taste the fruit because of the ice. Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2011
Because my banana was frozen I did not add the ice cubes. I didn't have greek yogurt on hand but I did have light vanilla bean yogurt so I used that in it's place. I threw in a couple tablespoons of ground flax seed at the last minute. Quite good! I was able to clear some of last year's cherries out of my deep freeze and have a healthy smoothie to start out my day. I really liked the combination of the cherries banana and lemon together with the faint hint of almond. Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2011
Substituted vanilla for almond extract and omitted ice cubes as frozen cherries as it was already thick because of the cherries. yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2011
I enjoyed this recipe. My proportions weren't exactly the same as she shared. I used a lot more frozen sweet cherries so I added milk to thin it enough to blend (I made 8 servings) omitted the ice and used vanilla instead of almond extract. The recipe though is a good one. I really enjoyed the flavor of just cherries and bananas. My kids loved it too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2011
I rarely find smoothie recipes that use cherries so I had to try this one. I used frozen cherries so I didn't use any ice. And I didn't have any yogurt so I added a scoop of vanilla protein powder and soy milk. It still came out pretty tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2011
Silly me I didn't check to make sure that we had enough ice to make this so of course there were only three ice cubes left in the tray. I decided to add a half cup of milk to make up for the missing liquid. It may have been a weird substitution but hey it worked and I may just make it that way on purpose from now on! I also used vanilla instead of almond extract. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/20/2011
This was way too thick and bland. I could barely taste the fruit because of the ice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2017
Five stars and fabulous! I love the texture of this. I left out the ice cubes. So yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2012
I really enjoyed this smoothie. However I did make modifications based mostly on reviewer comments. Since my cherries and banana were frozen I did not use any ice. I used 6 oz. of Dannon Light & Fit Vanilla yogurt. I used a splash of bottled lemon juice in lieu of fresh. Result was a really creamy tasty smoothie and no flavor overpowered the other. I could taste cherry banana and almond in every drink. No yogurt aftertaste AND no seeds from berries! YAY!! Thanks for sharing this recipe Jenjennjennifer!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2012
Was looking for a cool treat and came across this recipe. Like others I used frozen fruit no ice cubes. Also substituted unsweetened vanilla almond milk for the yogurt. YUM! My four-year-old son throwing a tantrum because he couldn't have a popsicle or ice cream finally took a sip. He said "It does taste like a popsicle. Mommy made a popsicle smoothie!" Thanks for a great new favorite treat! Read More
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