Cherry-Mango Vanilla Smoothie
Cherries are in season – so let’s have a delicious & nutritious smoothie!
1 cup Cherries (Frozen could be used if not available), Pitted
1 cup Mango (Frozen could be used if not available)
1½ tablespoon Agave Syrup
1 Vanilla Bean (Vanilla Extract to taste could be used)
¾ cup Ice Cubes, Replace w/ a .75 cup of water if using frozen fruit
1 large handfull of Spinach leaves (can be omitted)
Peal the mango with a knife, cut the flesh off and place in blender.
Pit the cherries and place in blender.
Cut the avacado in half, remove pit, and spoon out half of the avacado into the blender.
Cut vanilla bean in half length-wise and scrape out the seeds with a knife and place vanilla bean seeds in blender.
Place remaining ingredients in the blender and blend until very smooth and there are no chunks or bits of any of the ingredients.
I used the flat yellow mangos b/c they have a very exotic unique flavor, but I believe the more common larger roundish orange/yellow mangos will work just as well.
You can add as many greens to this as you would like or you can omit them if your not into the green smoothie thing. I don’t recommend using the heavier greens such as kale because it is a lighter smoothie. I would recommend using lighter greens such as Spinach, Romaine, ect.
Additionally, I added a teaspoon of blue green algae and a teaspoon of spirulina to mine for added nutrition, but if you don’t have these no worries….it is just as good for you!