How to Make Cherry-Vanilla Bean Milkshake at home – Cherry-Vanilla Bean Recipe

Cherries are just another “super fruit” that one should consume on a semi-regular basis. Cherry based drinks are quite popular these days. These drinks not only taste delicious, but because of their cherry content they help with inflammation after intense exercise or physical exertion.
Getting enough anti-inflammatory foods like cherries into your diet can really make a difference.

And here is a “GREEN” Cherry Vanilla milkshake recipe that surely doesn”t look green!

Cherry-Vanilla Bean Milkshake

Cherry-Vanilla Bean Milkshake

It”s a great way to incorporate the greens in one”s daily diet and yet not have your children or spouse make a face. This cherry drink will be a super-hit not just at the breakfast table but also in parties. Here is how you can make this great health drink at home.

Follow the recipe below properly to make Cherry-Vanilla Bean Milkshake at home :

Ingredients needed :

  • 2 cups frozen cherries, pitted
  • 2 cups (packed) baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 1?2 teaspoon wheatgrass powder
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract or you can use ½ vanilla bean
  • Sweetener (honey), to taste
  • Fresh cherries for garnish

Recipe (Making Process):

  1. Put the frozen cherries first in the blender.
  2. Follow it with the spinach and then the almond butter (so it doesn”t stick to the blades or the sides of the blender container).
  3. Add the coconut water and the vanilla extract. If you are using Vanilla bean then you can scrap darker part with sharp knife.
  4. Lastly, add the wheatgrass powder (adding it last prevents the powder from sticking to the sides).
  5. Blend together all the ingredients until smooth.
  6. Taste, and sweeten more if desired by adding honey
  7. Pour the shake in a tall glass.
  8. Garnish with fresh cherries.
  9. For additional taste or to add punch of attraction you can top it with non fat ice cream or blend ice cream together.

Health benefits

  • Cherries are not only delicious, they pack a lot of nutrition. Cherries contain antioxidants, nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, beta carotene (vitamin A), iron, and folate. They’re also a good source of dietary fiber, and are known for supporting a healthy heart and brain.
  • Spinach is one of the leafy greens that are important for skin and hair, bone health and provides protein, iron, vitamins and minerals.
  • Coconut Water regulates blood pressure, improves kidney function, increases immunity and works wonders for one”s skin.
  • Wheat-grass is a good source of protein and potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K and many minerals.
  • Almond butter is an excellent alternate source of protein for those who don”t eat eggs. It”s filled with monounsaturated fat (one of the good fats) and works wonders on skin and hair.

This “green” smoothie truly tastes like a cherry vanilla shake, and yet it contains a salad”s worth of the good green stuff. A must try for all those who hate to have green smoothies! Enjoy!!!


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