Cherry Limeade Smoothie

In the small town I grew up in, there was one main road down the middle of town and when we got a Sonic put in next to the gas station, it was a big deal. Watch out everybody, we’re big city now.

My favorite drink has always has been a cherry limeade. So refreshing, bubbly and perfectly tart and sweet. I especially love the cherry and squeezed limes at the bottom to nosh on once the drink is gone.

I don’t frequent Sonic much anymore (unless we get a serious craving for Peach Iced Tea), but a craving for something cherry and lime occasionally still persists. Enter: This smoothie. 5 ingredients, tart and sweet, and perfect as a healthy breakfast on the go.

It starts with loads of cherries and fresh lime juice for that quintessential cherry limeade flavor. Ripe nectarine adds creamy texture and a sweet touch that’s neutral but complements the cherries perfectly. Almond milk adds creaminess, while ice chills everything down.

It’s like a breakfast cherry limeade to-go. Yes, please.

This smoothie is like summertime in a glass. It’s

Perfectly tart-sweet
Naturally sweetened
Vegan and gluten-free
& Highly portable

Most mornings we have a smoothie of some form for breakfast and I definitely see this making an appearance in our weekly rotation. Not to mention, it would make an awesome popsicle if you had leftovers. Just sayin’.

Hope you enjoy this smoothie as much as we have. If you make it, you know what to do: Snap a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram so we can be cherry limeade buds. OK? K. Cheers!

Cherry Limeade Smoothie

A simple, 5-minute smoothie that tastes just like a creamy cherry limeade! 5 ingredients, perfectly tart and sweet, and perfect as a healthy breakfast or snack on the go!Author Minimalist Baker Print SAVE SAVED

4.78 from 18 votes Prep Time 5 minutes Total Time 5 minutes Servings 2 (small smoothies)Course BeverageCuisine Gluten-Free, VeganFreezer Friendly 1 Month (as popsicles)Does it keep? Up to 24 hours

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US Customary – Metric1 ripe nectarine or peach (sliced)1 heaping cup fresh or frozen cherries (add less ice if using frozen)3/4 cup almond milk (or sub water or other non-dairy milk)1-2 medium limes (juiced // depending on preferred tartness)1 handful ice


1 Tbsp chia seeds1 handful spinach


Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth. Taste and adjust flavors as needed, adding more cherries for sweetness and more lime for tart.Recipe as originally written yields 2 small smoothies or one large smoothie. Optional: Freeze leftovers into Popsicles.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition (1 of 2 servings)

Serving: 1 small smoothies Calories: 150 Carbohydrates: 35 g Protein: 1.7 g Fat: 1.3 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 83 mg Fiber: 3 g Sugar: 6.2 g

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