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Seasonal snacking: Scrumptious cherry recipes

Is there a more quintessentially summer fruit than the cherry itself?

1) Cherry vanilla smoothie

As the weather starts to heat up, cool yourself down with a smoothie made from fresh seasonal cherries.

cherry oats2) Cherry chia jam overnight oats

Overnight oats are, in our opinion, the perfect solution to busy mornings. Feel full for longer with chia seeds. If you’re into the whole overnight oats thing, check out this list of our favourite recipes.

3) Cherry pie ‘larabars’cherry pie bars

These all-natural energy bars are made with just three ingredients. As the author points out, making your own is much more money-savvy than buying expensive energy bars

4) Slow cooker cherry almond oatmeal

This recipe uses dried cherries, but we say sub in fresh ones, because….it’s cherry season!

Skinny-Chocolate-Cherry-Muffins-you-wont-miss-all-the-sugar-and-fat-in-these-lightened-up-muffins5) Skinny chocolate cherry muffins

This recipe delivers a sinfully delicious dose of chocolate and cherry for only 110 calories per muffin. Hence the name, “skinny.”

6) Pistachio kale pesto with zucchini noodles and cherries

Zucchini noodles are a relatively new phenomenon to come under our radar and recently made our list of top pasta alternatives. Zucchini is a seasonal summer veg and paired with cherry, our spotlighted seasonal summer fruit, they make the ultimate warm-zucchini noodlesweather meal.

7) Ricotta and cherry crostini

The perfect summer appetizer is eaten outdoors, on a deck, with a BBQ fired up.

easy-cherry-blender-sorbet-78) Cherry sorbet

Need a summer sweet? Want one that is also healthy? All you need is a blender and you’re set.

9) Chocolate cherry energy bites

These delicious tidbits are no-bake and all natural. Throw a couple in your morning yogurt or save them for an afternoon snack.

10) Healthy black cherry muffins

These muffins are made without eggs and are easily-adaptable to be dairy free.