Thick and creamy like a milkshake, this Banana Cherry Smoothie is super satisfying and refreshing at any time of day! It has the perfect amount of sweetness from the banana and apple juice, the perfect amount of creaminess from the Sunbutter and greek yogurt, AND the perfect amount of rich flavor from the dark cherries. It only takes a few minutes to throw together!
This 4-ingredient snack couldn’t be easier to make! Keeping a stash of a variety of frozen fruit in the freezer is so helpful when creating smoothies on a whim. I love combining handfuls of it with some sunflower seed butter and water which beautifully blends into a sweet, creamy, and refreshing snack that just so happens to be vegan and gluten free!
This is a snack-size portion, but if you were looking for more of a meal you could easily double the measurements. I love drinking this as a side with a sandwich at lunch, or as a mid-afternoon bite. It’s one of my favorite ways to add a couple extra servings of fruit into my day!
1 Large Frozen Banana (sliced before freezing to ease blending)
These Chocolate Cherry Protein Oats are the perfect example of what I refer to as “Instant Overnight Oats”. It’s simple: By adding plain greek yogurt into oats already prepared with water (along with your other ingredients), you get slightly cooled and creamy oats à la traditional Overnight Oats plus a bit of added protein! This Chocolate Cherry variety only requires 4 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make!
Stir in the yogurt until creamy and evenly combined
Mix in the cherries
If you’re looking to enjoy the oats warm, fresh cherries would be recommended.
If you’d rather the oats be cooler like traditional Overnight Oats, the combination of using frozen cherries and cold yogurt will bring the temperature down. The warm oats will thaw the frozen fruit while transferring the chill into the rest of the bowl.
It tastes like a PB&J sandwich turned oatmeal bowl! It’s not overly sweet, and the textures of the oats, cherries, and creamy peanut butter topping make for a super satisfying yet ridiculously easy breakfast on hectic mornings. Bonus – They’re vegan and gluten free!
1/2 Cup Quick Oats with Water (I love Bob’s Red Mill – Gluten Free)