We had the treat of spending the day with generous friends, stripping their three cherry trees and taking home some of the bounty. Harvesting with friends is my love language, I think.
We ate lots of them fresh from the tree. Others were pitted and frozen to be eaten straight from the freezer or put in this smoothie that tastes like summertime itself. Freeze any smoothie leftovers in popsicle moulds for a cool-down dessert later on.
Very Cherry Smoothies
Prep time: 5 minutes, Makes 5 cups
- 1 quart milk kefir
- 2 cups pitted cherries, fresh or frozen
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
- 1/2 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups ice cubes