This cherry juice smoothie is a great pick me up for a kid of any age. The reason its so tasty is to combines potassium rich banana's, frozen cherries, some cherry juice and a few maraschino cherries to add some character to the final smoothie delight. Not only is this a quick-to-make treat but with all of the antioxidant-rich fruit, it's an outstanding energy boost too. So no matter if its for the little ones or those of use young at heart, this makes a relaxing drink to enjoy any day of the week.
This is a refreshing pick-me-up any time of day.
2 cups frozen tart or sweet cherries
1 ripe banana, peeled
1 cup cherry juice blend (or other juice)
Maraschino cherries, for garnish
Put frozen cherries, banana and cherry juice blend in container of electric blender or food processor. Cover container. Process or blend until smooth. Do not put a spoon or spatula in the blender while it is running and keep your hands clear of the working parts. If necessary, turn blender off; remove cover. Scrape sides of container with a spatula. Cover and puree until smooth.
Pour into individual serving glasses. Garnish with maraschino cherries, if desired. Serve immediately.