A delicious, easy strawberry cherry smoothie that is perfect for a quick breakfast or healthy dessert! This smoothie is smooth, frothy, and features a yummy oat crumble on top.
Smoothies are such a great thing. They’re literally my favorite. I love finding new fruit combinations that I never thought of before.
There are some frozen fruits that we always have in the freezer – strawberries, blueberries, and cherries. I’ve tried endless smoothies that have blueberries in them. But the other day, I thought, “what about strawberries and cherries together? That sounds like a great combo!”
Turns out, it is! The tartness of the strawberries and the sweetness of the cherries pair perfectly together.
Strawberry Cherry Ingredients
This strawberry cherry smoothie is super easy to make! The smoothie itself only includes 3 ingredients, and the optional oat topping calls for an additional 3 ingredients.
- Frozen strawberries and frozen cherries: I used frozen fruit in this recipe, which gives the smoothie a great texture. I get a big bag of frozen strawberries and sweet cherries from Costco, and use the fruit in lots of different smoothies. The strawberries will be tart, but the cherries should help sweeten it.
- Apple juice – this helps sweeten the smoothie more without any added sugar. I used 100% apple juice, and it worked great.
For the oat topping:
- Oats – make sure to look closely at the label if you’re on a gluten free diet. When I’m off gluten, I use the rolled oats from Trader Joes.
- Coconut sugar – this is a great non-refined sweetner that I love to use. You can substitute for brown sugar if that’s all you have, but the coconut sugar really does give it a great flavor!
- Butter – this will bind the oats and sugar together. You can use coconut oil instead if you are dairy free.
How to make a strawberry cherry smoothie
I like to start off by making the oat crumble first, so it is all ready to go in the smoothie when it’s done! Otherwise, the smoothie will start to melt while making the crumble.
Just combine the coconut sugar, oats, and butter in a small bowl:
Add the frozen fruit and the apple juice to the blender. Blend on high until smooth. You should have a pink, sweet yet tart mixture when you’re done!
Simply pour the smoothie into 2 glasses and top with the oat crumble. If you really like the oat crumble, you can mix more in so you taste it throughout the whole smoothie.
Health Benefits of Strawberries & Cherries
I’m not gonna lie – smoothies aren’t the healthiest thing you could be eating. But they also aren’t the worst thing either!
I love this smoothie because it has lots of strawberries in it, which are high in antioxidants and fiber.
Likewise, cherries also have fiber, and will give you some good vitamin C, A, and K. They are low in calories too!
Other Health & Dietary Notes
My favorite thing about this smoothie is that it is dairy-free (not including the topping with the butter of course).
Many smoothies add yogurt to thicken a smoothie with fresh fruit. That is why I choose to use frozen fruit in my smoothies. You still get a wonderfully thick texture, but without the dairy!
So yes, this smoothie is perfect for those of you who are vegan, paleo or even AIP (without the topping).
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Can I make this smoothie into popsicles?
Yes! This smoothie is great for popsicles. Just pour the mixture into a popsicle maker and let them set in the freezer. This makes a perfect healthy treat on a hot summer day!
When to serve this smoothie
I love serving this smoothie around valentines day because of the pink/red color! If you have kids that are super into this holiday, they will love it. A sweet treat (but without lots of refined sugar!)
Of course, you can really serve this smoothie at any time of the year. Summertime is also great.
More Smoothie Recipes
If you’re a smoothie lover like me, you’re not going to want to stop after making this smoothie! Make sure to try this creamy banana pear smoothie or this delicious peach smoothie as well. Or if you have lots of cherries on hand, you’ll love a mango cherry smoothie.
Strawberry Cherry Smoothie With Oat Crumble Topping
- 6 oz frozen strawberries
- 4.5 oz frozen cherries
- 1.5 cups apple juice
- 1 tbsp butter,
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- 2 tbsp oats
- Make the topping first so it is prepared when the smoothie is done. Combine oats, coconut sugar, and butter in a small bowl, then set aside.
- Measure frozen fruit and juice, then put inside the blender. Blend on high for a minute or until combined and smooth.
- Pour into 2 glasses and serve with oat crumble on top.
- I like to use coconut sugar for a non-refined sugar option. If you don’t have this, you can substitute with brown sugar.
- For a dairy free topping, you can substitute coconut oil for butter. If you are gluten free, make sure to check the oats you are using carefully. I like using Trader Joe’s rolled oats as these are gluten free.
- I used a vitamix to blend this smoothie. This is a great option for frozen fruit smoothies.
- For a thicker smoothie, add a little less apple juice.
Strawberry cherry smoothies are delicious, easy to make and full of antioxidants. Make this smoothie for a quick breakfast before work, or serve it as a healthy dessert after lunch or dinner for your kids! And don’t forget it works great for a healthy treat around Valentines Day too 😉