We love a good smoothie bowl here at Athleta, so we asked Lisa Bryan – health coach and wellness blogger extraordinaire at Downshiftology– to share one of her favorite smoothie recipes with us. Get the most out of this summer fruit while you can!
Oh, yes – a cherry smoothie bowl! As you know from my pitaya smoothie bowl and mango smoothie bowl, I’ve become slightly obsessed with smoothie bowls. They’re actually one of my new favorite things. Not only are they scrumptious, they’ve really become a creative outlet. I mean, look at how much fun you can have designing the top. It’s a smoothie bowl piece of art!
Cherries are loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols that help fight disease, as well as vitamin C and fiber. They’re also a natural food source of melatonin, which can help to improve your sleep. Good stuff. But I will say this, they’re also fairly high in sugar. So as is the case with all my smoothie bowl recipes, I wouldn’t recommend eating them every day. But for a once a week smoothie bowl splurge, this recipe is simply divine!
For toppings on this recipe I chose more cherries (’cause they’re pretty!), coconut flakes, sliced almonds and raw cacao nibs (another superfood). But feel free to get creative with what you have on hand.
Dark Cherry Smoothie Bowl
- 2 cups of frozen cherries, pitted
- 1 banana
- ¾ cup coconut water
- Add the frozen cherries, banana and coconut water into a high powered blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour the smoothie mixture into two bowls and evenly divide the toppings between the two servings.
In need of more smoothie recipes? Find our favorite summer smoothies and more here!