The Best Smoothie To Come Out Of My Kitchen

Busy and productive…that’s the name of the game over here today!

I spent the entire morning catching up on work from the weekend, including some freelance work, a few client training plans, some cleaning, and some bill-paying.

After a few hours, I took a much-needed break from the computer and squeezed in two other things that were on my agenda for the morning: a workout and some baking.


So, so excited about this stuff.

While my bread cooked, I headed down to the basement, completed about 30 minutes of cardio on the treadmill, then came back up for some ab work. By the time I was finished, my bread only had about five minutes left. Perfect timing.

Once the bread was out of the oven, I showered up and put together a little lunch.


It’s a hot one out there today, so the thought of a cool, creamy smoothie sounded super appealing. I remembered that I had some frozen cherries in the freezer, so I used those to make what has to be one of the best smoothie bowls to ever come out of my kitchen…the Cherry Almond Smoothie Bowl.


To make your own Cherry Almond Smoothie (Bowl), combine the following in your blender:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • ~1/2 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Enough water to get things moving (~1/4 cup)
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used SunWarrior)
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum, optional

I topped my smoothie bowl with some Kashi Go Lean for a little added crunch and also snacked on a piece of my freshly baked Zucchini Oatmeal Bread.


I actually had two pieces, but hey, who’s counting? Winking smile

I got the recipe over the weekend from my friend Christina and it turned out even better than I expected. I’ll have to share with you guys soon!

And, since we’re on the topic, just in case you’ve missed some of my latest zucchini recipes, feel free to check out my latest post on the Fitness Magazine Fitterati Blog!

Time to get back to work…umm, this day is flyyyyying!

*FYI: I’ve been getting numerous emails from some of you saying that you’ve been experiencing some trouble when trying to view my latest posts. I had Ryan look into it today, and I think everything *should* be cleared up! So sorry if you were one of the ones having trouble!


  1. says

    That smoothie looks so refreshing! If you’re looking for a new combo, try 1 frozen banana with half cup frozen cantaloupe, 2/3 cup milk, couple tablespoons of Greek yogurt, vanilla extract and xanthan gum…totally hit the spot today :)
    Khushboo recently posted..Chicken Avocado Tartine

  2. says

    oo that sounds so good! I recently made a chocolate cherry smoothie and added some greens to get some veggies in haha it’s a nice change from blueberries (which I use a lot in smoothies lol)

    that bread looks so good!
    Rachel recently posted..Binging on Grapes

  3. Mollie says

    I can’t wait for the new zucchini bread recipe!! We have a garden too-therefore a ridiculous amount of zucchini and yellow squash but I can’t complain!!

    So I gave my mom the recipe you used for the banana zucchini muffins-we made it a bread and added choc chunks. OMGGGG it was heavenly. I loved every bite of it and reheated it in the micro so the chips got melty. Still thinking about how good it was haha..oh boy!

  4. Ali Madigan says

    Recipe please for the bread! I have tried the zucchini chocolate chip bread, the zucchini banana bread and need a new recipe to try this week. I also have an abundance of zucchini :)

  5. says

    It has been far too long since I had a smoothie bowl. Perfect summer treat. I used to love this smoothie shop near my college and they probably made a living out of me purchasing their almond chai bowl…glad I could help them out!

  6. says

    I love using cherries in my smoothies! Great for anti-inflammatory properties. I need to make some zucchini bread ASAP when I get back!

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