This smoothie comes together in a quick 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the swiftness of your lime-juicing, blender-packing moves. Up until the last year or so, I moved a bit too quickly through our kitchen; flinging fruit, splashing water, and banging pots was all part of my haphazard approach. But the more time I spend in the kitchen, the more I slow down. Have to take time to smell the freshly-blended smoothies, right?
To make this one, you’ll add frozen cherries, peeled green apple, coconut water, lime juice, and dates to a blender. Blend until smooth, pour into a glass, and garnish with a lime wedge if you’re feelin’ fancy. The result is a crisp, sweet, and refreshing smoothie that’s just tart enough to perk up a sleepy morning palate. Plus, it packs an impressive array of good-for-your-bod micronutrients that’ll keep you hydrated, energized, and glowing throughout your (Mon)day.
Refreshing Cherry-Lime Smoothie
- 1 1/2 cups frozen cherries
- 1 green apple, peeled, cored and roughly diced
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice*
- 2 dates, pitted
- 1/4 cup ice, optional
Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth.
*2 tablespoons is the juice from approximately 1 medium lime.