Blushing Apple Smoothie

I’ve fallen head over heals for cherries. We found ourselves at the Farmers Market last weekend and within moments of getting through the door, I took a bee-line straight to the rows of fresh cherries. The fact that I already had 3 bags of them sitting at home didn’t phase me. Farmer’s Market cherries? Fat chance I was going to pass that up!

At the rate we’re eating them, you can never have enough cherries, really.

They’re great on breakfast pudding, as an afternoon snack while sprawled out on a towel on the deck, or added to a chilling afternoon smoothie before dinner.

Also, did you know that cherries are good for inflammation? I swore by cherries last year when I was prepping for my half marathon. They were fantastic at keeping my inflammation down was I was trying to rack up my kilometers before the big day.

Aside from cherries, cucumber is another summer-time food I gravitate toward because of their ability to hydrate in the driest of climates.

Adding to a smoothie with cherries?

Now that’s a great idea!

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Blushing Apple Smoothie
Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free
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Serves: 2 servings, 500mL each
Refreshing dairy-free smoothie filled with cherries, raspberries and chia seed. You wont even taste the veggies!
  • ½ cup pitted fresh cherries
  • ½ English cucumber
  • 1 apple
  • ½ cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seed
  • ½ cup water
  • 6-8 ice cubes
  1. Place in your blender in the order of the ingredients listed, then blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.

Mmm… I’m speaking for Kevin when I say this has to be one of our new favorite afternoon snacks. Cooling, refreshing, and just enough sustenance to hold us over until dinner.

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  1. Hi Leanne,

    Thanks for the amazing recipe! It was very tasty. The pictures are amazing too.

    Great work,

    • Great to hear you liked it, Kent! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello :)

  2. Yum, this sounds gorgeous. I’ve just found a local source for frozen cherries so I’m very happy as I don’t have the time to pit too many cherries as I always make massive quantities of smoothies every day. I have all these ingredients so I’m going to give this a try. Thank you so much.

    I just love your photography too. Wow!

  3. I’m so looking forward to this smoothie, it looks like it’ll become a rapid favourite! I had this one for breakfast this morning: with frozen cherries, purple grapes and blackberries – it’s about the fourth time I’ve had it in a fortnight and I never repeat recipes! It’s so delicious!

    I’m just waiting for some unflavoured protein powder to arrive in the post, then I’ll be ready to go :)

    • Thank you, that’s so kind of you. The Black Forest Cake Smoothie is also my favourite smoothie ever, but I’m going to have to try this one as I just adore cherries in anything.

  4. Delicious looking amazingness, as always. Can’t wait to try this one. That is, if the cherries make it into the blender. The cherries barely make it home from the grocery store! I will have to summon my willpower for the sake of the smoothie. Love the idea of putting the cucumber in too!

    • Oh my goodness, that was me on Friday night. I went to the grocery store hungry (bad idea!) and ended up eating the whole bag of cherries from the checkout to our front door. Sheesh!

  5. Right with you pretty lady-LOVE cherries! I also swore by them for my half-marathon this past Spring. I drink tart cherry juice concentrate mixed with water a few times a week for the antioxidant content. This smoothie looks gorgeous!

  6. I’m LOVING cherries right now too! Actually, last year was the first time I’d ever tried them.. I’d been missing out my whole life! Now I’m obsessed! Especially with chocolate.. great combo :) Have a great day! (By the way, I’ve been meaning to ask, are you going to do any more healthful hints videos?!)

    • Whhhhhhat? That’s almost as bad as me not grilling pineapple. How could you go through life without eating cherries? :P
      Funny you should ask about healthful hints… I’m planning a re-launch in the Fall once I’m doing this full time and can devote a bit more time to production, content and such. If you have any recommendations on topics you’d like me to cover, I’m all for it!

      • Oh good! Those were fun so I’m glad you are going to continue them :) I’ll let you know if I think of any good topics!

        • Ya? I’m glad you think so. I was afraid they weren’t all that valuable to people!

  7. Yum this looks amazing! I have been on a massive smoothie kick this week! I cannot get enough! I can’t wait to go to the farmers market tomorrow and pick up my CSA to see what this week’s smoothies will contain :)
    Beautiful photos, BTW.

    • Thanks, Beth :) We don’t get to go to the Farmer’s Market often because a) the one in the city is too far and b) the one that’s close is only on Wednesdays… and for some reason I become oddly lazy on Wednesdays! Enjoy your weekend :)

  8. I am definitely making this! What a perfect treat for a hot Florida afternoon! I’ll be making this with Ranier cherries. That’s what I have on hand and they’re on sale this week! Thanks for another yummy treat!

    • Mmm ranier cherries. Good choice, Melissa :)