It’s summer, and though the thought of eating a cherry pie sounds wonderful, the thought of heating up the kitchen to bake one sounds like a deal breaker.
So instead of baking, why not turn Chukar’s pantry items into a refreshing and healthy cherry smoothie? This recipe is low fat and you can freeze the leftover smoothies (if there are any) into popsicles.
The fun of smoothies is that you don’t have to measure precisely or have all the ingredients on hand. So feel free to modify to your heart’s content. Try adding flax or chia seeds, replace one of the bananas with a fresh peach, substitute Chukar’s cherry pie filling for the dessert sauce, or for a richer smoothie use ice cream instead of yogurt.
Cherry Banana Smoothie
1 Cup Plain or Vanilla Greek Yogurt
2 Frozen Bananas
¼ Cup any Chukar® Dessert Sauce (we recommend Vanilla Peach Dessert Sauce, Raspberry Cherry Dessert Sauce, or Cherries Jubilee Dessert Sauce)
Variation: for a chocolate smoothie, just add a few tablespoons of cocoa powder and some Hershey’s chocolate syrup.
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