Dark cherries are paired with sweet apple for a smoothie that’s refreshing and filling – the perfect breakfast choice that’s easy to make and customize! Gluten free, dairy free, paleo and vegan.
January is the month where everyone and their mother tries dieting, eating healthier, working out more, and generally trying to better themselves. I have absolutely nothing against that because it’s a noble effort, but for me… well, I prefer balance.
And in my case, balance means eating chocolate cake whenever I want and then running a bit extra to work it off. Or that I eat a gigantic helping of mac and cheese, but then eat salads for the next couple days (speaking of which, I really can’t get enough of this salad right now).
It also means that some mornings I eat cinnamon rolls, and others I have something healthier, like this apple cherry smoothie bowl.
The best part of smoothie bowls? How easy they are! Just throw it all in a blender(aff link) or food processor and pulse to combine. Frankly, the hardest part is figuring out what toppings with which to garnish it.
How to add apple to your smoothie bowl
In the case of this smoothie, you will need to core the apple to get rid of the seeds, but aside from that just chuck it all in there together.
I tend to slice my apple into chunks before I blend it just because it’s easier on my particular food processor, but if you’ve got a high powered one with good performance, just throw the apple in whole – skin and all.
I always eat my apple skins, whether I’m snacking or baking because that’s where most of the fiber and vitamins are. So don’t deprive yourself of those! You know, “an apple a day…” and whatnot.
Sometimes the apple skin is the best part!
In the case of Autumn Glory Apples, the skin might be my favorite part. It’s so flavorful it would be a total waste to discard it. You’ve heard me gush about these apples before, but they’re seriously incredible.
The smell alone makes it worth stocking up and filling a bowl on your kitchen table. They’re crisp with hints of cinnamon and caramel, making them a sweet addition to any dish (or just to eat as a snack, which I do frequently).
What to include in your smoothie bowl
For this particular smoothie bowl, I like to include:
I love that this smoothie bowl gives you the best flavors of different seasons; autumn with the crisp apples and summer with the bright cherries! Makes it perfect for this time of year when I have one foot in both of those seasons. :) Can't wait to try!
Tuesday 6th of February 2018
This looks like a delicious and healthy bowl!
Monday 5th of February 2018
I LOVE smoothie bowls and this combo sounds really interesting. My kids love cherries, so I'm sure they'll like it as well.
Monday 5th of February 2018
Girl, I'm with you--it's all about balance!! This doesn't look even close to depravation, anyway! So much goodness in that bowl.
Sunday 4th of February 2018
Love the cherries and apples together in this, sounds so good!