Dark Cherry Smoothie Bowl


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Cherry smoothie bowl is made from seasonal dark cherries and it’s topped with whole cherries, coconut flakes, almond slices and raw cacao nibs for an indulgent, sweet and crunchy breakfast.

dark cherry smoothie bowl

Cherry Smoothie Bowl

Oh, yes – a cherry smoothie bowl! As you know from my other recent smoothie bowls (linked below) they’re one of my new favorite things. Not only are they scrumptious, they’ve really become a creative outlet. I mean, look at how much fun you can have designing the top. It’s a smoothie bowl piece of art!

I also love how cherry picking season signals the beginning of summer. And ya’ll know I LOVE summer!

In years past I would drive up to my parent’s place (as they’re surrounded by cherry orchards) and pick bucket loads of cherries. Then I’d eat a bunch (until I achieved cherry overload) and freeze the rest for future recipes. But this year was unfortunately a cherry picking bummer. The drought in California did massive damage to the cherry farms. Instead of being open for several weeks, the cherry farms were only open for a couple of days this year before all cherries were gone. Poor little trees.

But thankfully I was able to pick some fresh, organic cherries before the trees were wiped clean. So first item on the menu? A dark cherry smoothie bowl of course!

(gluten-free) Dark Cherry Smoothie Bowl

Cherry Health Benefits

Cherries are loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols that help fight disease, as well as vitamin C and fiber. They’re also a natural food source of melatonin, which can help to improve your sleep. Good stuff.

But I will say this, they’re also fairly high in sugar. So as is the case with all my smoothie bowl recipes, I wouldn’t recommend eating them every day. But for an occasional smoothie bowl splurge, this recipe is simply divine!

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dark cherry smoothie bowl

dark cherry smoothie bowl



(gluten-free) Dark Cherry Smoothie Bowl

Dark Cherry Smoothie Bowl

5 from 6 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Lisa Bryan


Cherry smoothie bowl is a deliciously sweet and cooling smoothie bowl for those hot days. 


  • 1.5 cups frozen cherries, pitted
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup coconut water

Optional Topping


  • Add the frozen cherries, banana and coconut water into a high powered blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the smoothie mixture into a bowl and add the toppings.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 1181mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 27.6mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1.4mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry smoothie bowl
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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. This was delicious. I followed the recipe exactly as written and loved it so much. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful recipes.5 stars

    1. Hi Ashley – you could use frozen zucchini. I have a separate recipe on using frozen zucchini in smoothies. :)

  2. I normally am so horrible about eating breakfast, but since finding this on Pinterest I am actually enjoying breakfast more. I love this recipe.5 stars

    1. I’m happy you love the recipe Heidy! Smoothie bowls are a great way to switch up your normal breakfast routine for sure. :)

  3. Well isn’t that the prettiest smoothie bowl I’ve seen in a long time! Cherry is my favorite summer fruit, so I definitely will be making this soon!5 stars

    1. Thanks so much Lisa! Cherries really do make for a beautiful smoothie bowl – and tasty too!

  4. This looks so good, I can’t wait to try it. Confused about how much it should serve. It says serves one but in the instructions, it says to divide into two servings? Should it be two? Thanks for all the work you do!

  5. Absolutely LOVE the combination of cherries and dark chocolate (and the rest of the ingredients in that smoothie bowl :) ).