Tart Cherry Granola Smoothie Bowls

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Tart Cherry Granola Smoothie Bowl | A Couple Cooks
Tart Cherry Granola Smoothie Bowl | A Couple Cooks
Tart Cherry Granola Smoothie Bowl | A Couple Cooks
Tart Cherry Granola Smoothie Bowls | A Couple Cooks
Tart Cherry Granola Smoothie Bowls | A Couple Cooks

Tart cherry smoothie bowls with cherry almond granola | Dairy-free, gluten-free, refined-sugar free

Looks like it’s breakfast week on A Couple Cooks! In addition to these chai waffles, we’ve created these delicious tart cherry smoothie bowls as part of our work with cherries for the Cherry Marketing Institute. We used frozen Montmorency tart cherries as the basis for a smoothie, lightly sweetened with maple syrup and a bright squeeze of lemon juice, and topped it with dried cherry almond granola. It’s one of our favorites yet. It’s also incredibly versatile, as it’s vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, refined-sugar free, gluten-free — basically, almost anyone can eat it!

We’re working with the Cherry Marketing Institute to create a few recipes with tart cherries. A bit of info on them if you are interested: Montmorency tart cherries are mainly grown on small family orchards in the US and Canada (yeah!), and are available year round dried, frozen, and as juice in grocery stores and online. We love them for their taste, but they’re also rich in nutrients, with health benefits ranging from inflammation and exercise recovery to sleep. They’re a great snack since they can fulfill that sweet craving — you can eat them plain right out of the container (our favorite!) or pair with nuts or seeds, which makes for a fantastic combo of fiber and protein. Check out more details about Montmorency tart cherries and their nutritional benefits here.


For the full recipe, head over to our Smoothie in a Bowl post on ChooseCherries.com.


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    March 10, 2016 at 3:57 am

    Wow, talk about the perfect way to say rise and shine! This looks beautimous!!!!!!!!

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    Elyse H.
    March 10, 2016 at 10:33 am

    YUM! I love dried cherries in my granola!!

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    Ellie | Hungry by Nature
    March 10, 2016 at 11:07 am

    so gorgeous! this looks incredible – both the smoothie and granola!!

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    Sarah | Well and Full
    March 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    I’ve never tried tart cherries but I’ve heard they have amazing health benefits! And this smoothie bowl looks amazing!! :)

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    Bethany @ athletic avocado
    March 11, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    This is the most beautiful smoothie bowl I’ve ever seen! Im sure it tastes incredible!

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    Kathryn @ The Scratch Artist
    March 12, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Tart cherries and granola…my two favorite things <3 <3 <3

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    March 13, 2016 at 10:19 am

    This looks so healthy and delicious! Can be my new breakfast meal starting tomorrow onward. Thanks for sharing!

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    March 18, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    This looks amazing! Cant wait to try this out, perfect combo. I also have a blog and would love to get your feedback it <3 xoxo


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    Scott Williams
    June 3, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Instead of using cherries, I ended up using strawberries and it was so delicious. I used to eat eggs in the past for breakfast and never felt as energized as I do now when I eat meals like this. Thanks for sharing :)

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    David Summerbell
    June 8, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    i just stumbled across this recipe this afternoon while searching for granola recipes. I doubled the recipe because I wanted to use up most of all the cherries I had! Mine came out close to the ones you made, but WOW. So delicious!!! I would definitely make these again. Thanks for sharing.

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    Green Press
    February 14, 2017 at 3:32 am

    Looks stunning and delicious! Great toppings you have here.

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