Bowl of Apple Cherry Smoothie

Black cherries are combined with sweet apple to create a pleasant and satisfying smoothie that is simple to prepare and personalize! Gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and vegan options are available.

January is the month when everyone and their mother attempts to lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more, and generally strive to improve themselves. I have nothing against it since it is a great endeavor, but I like balance.

In my situation, balancing is eating chocolate cake whenever I want and then jogging a little more to burn it off. Or that I eat a massive serving of mac & cheese and then eat salads for the next several days (speaking of which, I really cant get enough of this salad right now).

That also means that some mornings I consume cinnamon buns, while others I eat something healthy, such as this apple cherry smoothie bowl.

What’s the nicest thing about smoothie bowls? They’re so simple! Just put everything in a blender (affiliate link) or food processor and pulse to combine. To be honest, the most difficult aspect is deciding which toppings to use.

How to add apple to your smoothie bowl

In the case of this smoothie, you’ll need to core the apple to remove the seeds, but otherwise, just toss everything in there together.

I usually cut my apple into bits before blending it since it works better in my food processor, but if you have a high powered one with excellent performance, simply chuck the apple in whole, peel and all.

I usually eat the skins of my apples, whether I’m eating or baking, since that’s where the majority of the fiber and vitamins reside. So don’t deny yourself them! You know, an apple a day and all that jazz.

Sometimes the apple skin is the best part!

In the case of Autumn Glory Apples, I think the skin is my favorite component. It’s so tasty that throwing it away would be a travesty. You’ve probably heard me talk about these apples before, but they really are fantastic.

The scent alone makes it worth storing up and putting a bowl on your kitchen table. They’re crisp and flavorful, with overtones of cinnamon and caramel, making them a delicious complement to any cuisine (or just to eat as a snack, which I do frequently).

What to include in your smoothie bowl

I prefer to incorporate the following ingredients in this smoothie bowl:

  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup pitted frozen cherries
  • 2 cup apple, cherry, or water juice 1
  • Optional: 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup oats (optional)4 cup oats
  • 2-3 cubes of ice
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil

And then top it all off with:

  • another apple, thinly cut
  • a bunch of cherry slices
  • granola cooked from scratch
  • almonds, sliced

In these photos, you can see about half of the sliced apple, then I chopped the other half and swirled it into the remainder of the dish.

I don’t like banana – do I have to include it?

Nope! I thicken the smoothie with half a frozen banana, but you don’t have to if you don’t like the taste (since banana flavor can be pretty prominent).

I included 4 cup oats to mine for texture, but you may leave it out if you choose (or use gluten free oats, if necessary for your dietary needs). I also include 1

Is the almond extract essential?

One ingredient I strongly suggest not leaving out is the almond extract, which adds a wonderfully delicious taste. I simply adore the mix of cherries and almonds, so it works well.

This recipe creates 2 cups of smoothie, so depending on how hungry you are, split it into two servings, one for you and one to share.

Sharing is overrated. Just put it in the fridge or freezer to keep for later.

Added bonus: no added sweeteners!

You’ll note that I don’t use any sweetener at all: no sugar, honey, agave, or anything else. The apples are delicious enough to satisfy your sweet tooth!

If you select a different kind that is more sour than sweet, you may need to add a little sweetness of your choice.

Blend away, my pals! If you’re searching for additional ways to utilize these beautiful Autumn Glory Apples, check out this recipe for handmade apple cinnamon toaster strudels or this compilation of fall-inspired dishes on Hunger Thirst Play.

Apple Cherry Smoothie Bowl

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Prep Time: 5mins
Total Time: 5mins
Servings: 2cups
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Dark cherries are paired with sweet apple for a smoothie that’s refreshing and filling – the perfect breakfast choice that’s easy to make and customize! Gluten free, dairy free, paleo and vegan.


  • Blender
  • The food processor


  • 1 cored and sliced Autumn Glory apple
  • 1 cup frozen frozen dark delicious cherries
  • Water, pineapple juice, or cherry juice
  • a frozen banana*
  • optional cupoats or gluten-free oats
  • 1-2 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract


  • 4 cup oats (gluten-free oats optional), 2-3 ice cubes, 1 teaspoon chia seeds, 1 teaspoon almond extract
    12 cup apple juice, 2 bananas 1
    Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until blended and fairly smooth.
    1 Autumn Glory Apple, 1 cup frozen dark delicious cherries, 1 cup frozen cranberries
  • 2 a sliced Autumn Glory Apple, homemade granola, sliced almonds and a variety of sliced golden and black cherries. Enjoy!

    Top with your favorite ingredients! I like 1


*You don’t have to include the banana or oatmeal, this just gives it some extra bulk and texture. Should you choose to leave them out, you can simply pour into a glass and drink!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

Autumn Glory Apples sponsored this article, but as usual, all thoughts are my own!


What is the trick to thick smoothie bowl?

Add a spoonful of raw oats or chia seeds if desired.

A handful of oats may thicken your smoothie while also providing additional protein and fiber! I like to add some oats to my peach cobbler smoothie. You don’t have to prepare them; just put them in uncooked!

What is the best liquid for a smoothie bowl?

These are some of our favorite beverages to use:
Milk made from soy.
Coconut cream.
Milk made from almonds (and other non dairy milk)
Juices made from fruits.
Yogurt from Greece.
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What are the benefits of cherries in a smoothie?

Cherries: Rich in fiber and vitamin C, cherries also include potassium, phytochemicals (which fight inflammation), and are high in antioxidants.

How do you make a smoothie bowl not runny?

I prefer my smoothies cold and thick, so I add 2 to 1 cup of ice cubes. Again, frozen ingredients make the most impact when it comes to crafting thick smoothie bowls. To thicken a smoothie, use regular ice cubes, frozen milk, or even frozen coffee ice cubes. I usually include at least one

Can you make smoothie bowls the night before?

If you want to take your bowl with you, make the smoothie the night before and put it in a thermos in the fridge. After that, store your toppings in sealed containers.

Does yogurt thicken smoothies?

Yogurt of any variety will thicken your smoothie. If you choose, you may use nondairy yogurt. Greek yogurt is my favorite method to thicken a smoothie, as seen by this Blueberry Greek Yogurt Smoothie.

What toppings should I put on my smoothie bowl?

Enhancing Your Health Toppings for a Smoothie Bowl Granola. Granola will provide the greatest crunch delight of any topping.
Chia seeds… Dried coconut flakes (or shredded dry coconut)…
Bee pollen. Hemp seeds. Cacao nibs. Nut butter (or seed butter) drizzling.
Fruit slices, such as bananas (or berries)
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Do you need frozen fruit for smoothie bowls?

Frozen fruit not only adds a pleasant taste to your bowl, but it is also the vital element for thickness. Frozen fruit produces smoothie bowls with a super-thick and creamy smoothness that outperforms fresh fruit.

Why is my smoothie bowl so thin?

Regrettably, we’ve all had the experience of a thin, watery smoothie, which is often caused by adding too much liquid or beginning with room temperature components. Fortunately, there are a few strategies and items you can use to add volume to your smoothies that do not include bananas.

What fruit to mix with cherries?

What fruits go nicely with cherries? Cherry complements apricot, coconut, lemon, melon, nectarine, orange, peach, plum, quince, raspberry, and rhubarb.

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