“Seasonal Cooking” brings you delicious home-cooked recipes with the freshest ingredients of the season. This chia cherry smoothie recipe from Jessica Merchant of How Sweet Eats takes very little effort to prepare. It’s the perfect summer smoothie for a hot afternoon or breakfast alternative.
Cherries have always been a favorite of mine, ever since I was a little kid. They make for one of the best snacks on their own, and they’re also great in smoothies — like, say, this one.
The base of this cherry smoothie is a delicious chia pudding. If you love the texture of tapioca, then you should also be fond of chia pudding. It’s similar, yet healthier and quicker to prepare.
Make the chia pudding 30 minutes ahead of time so it can set. You can even put the chia pudding in the fridge overnight for a smoothie breakfast. If your chia has sat overnight, you’ll probably need a spoon to enjoy it the next day.
The best part of this smoothie is the toppings. Fresh cherries, some extra chia for a little crunch, maybe some yogurt if you’d like, or even chopped chocolate. It’s a breakfast dream come true.
Chia Cherry Smoothie
- Whisk together the milk, chia seeds, and honey in the bottom of a glass, and place it in the fridge for 30 minutes or overnight.
- Combine all the smoothie ingredients together in the blender and blend until smooth and puréed.
- Pour the smoothie mixture over the chia pudding.
- Top it with the cherries, chia, and chocolate, if desired.