A vibrant pink cherry and almond milkshake made with just 3 ingredients. Ready in just over 5 minutes. This dairy free recipe is made with sweet, plump, deep red cherries blended with fresh creamy almond milk.
Why make a dairy free milkshake?
Making your own dairy-free versions means no missing out on your favourite foods.
Dairy-free milkshakes are a great example, easily swapping out dairy milk with fresh creamy plant based alternatives. This recipe uses almond milk.
One of the reasons raw food is so glorious is that what you’re eating is so simple and fresh. More often than not this means less work to do and more time for other things.
This raw vegan milkshake is really enjoyable late morning or as an afternoon pick me up instead of a coffee.
This bright pink shake is bursting with nutrients, sweet and delicious. You can make it in just over 5 minutes - less if you use frozen cherries - and enjoy it any time of the day!
What ingredients are in this recipe?
This easy to make milkshake is made with just 3 ingredients:
- Cherries - scrumptiously juice, deep red fruit
- Almond Milk - grab this fresh and creamy homemade recipe
- Dates - plump fresh dates with their deep rich flavour and sweetness
Types of cherries.
Cherries are divided pretty much into 2 camps - sweet and sour.
Sweet cherries tend to be eaten raw while the sour varieties are used more widely in cooking.
How to buy the best cherries.
The best of these little round fruits appear shiny and plump, deep red in colour and firm to touch.
Buy them with their stalks still attached and the stones in for the fullest flavour.
Summer cherry varieties are available from June in the UK & are at their peak in mid July.
Are cherries good for us?
Bursting with nutrients, cherries are a good source of phytochemicals, fibre, antioxidants, vitamins & minerals including vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, iron, potassium, copper and manganese.
Their nutritional qualities are perfect for supporting our bodies in being healthy.
How to prepare fresh cherries.
Clean cherries in fresh water and allow to drain before using. Remove the stalks and the stone in the middle before serving.
It’s totally worth buying a cherry stoner to “pop” the stones out which makes them much quicker to prep.
Fresh cherries will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge and will happily freeze really well too.
Other healthy fresh fruit ideas you may like.
- how to make almond milk
- apple pomegranate pecan overnight oats
- red berry chia pudding
- strawberry coconut chia pudding
What other flavours pair well with cherries?
Cherries are just divine in recipes teamed up with flavours such as chocolate, vanilla, apples and almonds.
They’re often cooked but absolutely delicious served fresh and raw in salads, fruit smoothies, fruity water, with overnight oats for breakfast or for dessert teamed up with banana nice-cream, in coconut yogurt and yes even turned into popsicles!
Dairy free cherry almond milkshake
- A blender.
- 2 small glasses for serving.
- 1 cup (250ml) almond milk.
- 1 cup fresh or frozen sweet cherries (de-stoned.)
- 1-2 pitted dates, (to sweeten.)
- Place the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour divided into 2 small glasses to serve.
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