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Spiced Roasted Cherry Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to kill a few birds with one stone. They provide great hydration, they taste amazing, they make consuming fruits enjoyable, and they keep you healthy. Today, we bring to you a recipe that contains Greek yogurt, cherries, and a little cinnamon for added spice. Let us know what you think below.,

Ingredients


  • 1 cup roasted cherries with juices (recipe below)
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, preferably full-fat
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 pound fresh sweet cherries like Bing or Rainier (sour cherries would also be good but you’d need more sugar)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 star anise, whole
  • 1 cinnamon stick, whole
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions


  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a cup (or a couple of cups) and serve!
  2. Wash the cherries and remove their stems but leave the pits in for roasting, as this will give them a fuller flavor. Heat your oven to 400° F. Toss the cherries with the sugar and spices, spread them in a thick layer in a baking dish, and sprinkle the water over top.
  3. Bake in the oven until soft and bubbling, around 20 to 30 minutes. Remove and allow to cool to room temperature, then remove and discard the pit from each cherry. Store the pitted cherries and their juices in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to use them. They should keep for 4 to 5 days, at least.

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