Cherry Garcia Power Packed Smoothie (V+GF)

Cherry Garcia Power Packed Smoothie or Cherry Garcia Smoothie: A gorgeous looking smoothie tastes like dessert yet packed with protein and antioxidants. Absolutely smooth and gone in seconds.
cherry-garcia-power-packed-smoothieThis weekend was packed with brunches/munches all over the Bay Area with friends and family which meant lots of food n drinks, endless discussions and lots of laughter.

And finally Sunday evening, we had a small session at our place with one of our bum-chums 😉 …. where the boys decided to watch some game (off-course beer was involved) and us ladies finally decided to go healthy and have my ‘Cherry Garcia Power Packed Smoothie’ !

We were in luck as I just got a huge bag of organic mixed cherries (dark+red) and they were bursting with sweet n tangy flavors.


Now, if you’re wondering Cherry Garcia is a famous ice-cream flavor here in the USA and it’s a fav of my friend. I even offered to make something similar with an ice-cream but she decides to go with the smoothie.

It’s ‘Powerpack’ because its made with protein powder (you can skip and use plain cocoa or chocolate too), chia+flax seeds (powdered form), almond milk, organic almond butter and of course cherries that are packed with antioxidants – all these ingredients are extremely healthy and beneficial for our body.

As we gathered all the ingredients for the Cherry Garcia Smoothie and decided to go with a thinner version of smoothie (more milk and less of ice).

It took me 2 minutes to make 3 glasses – 2 for each of us and one, if any of us want to splurge later. But I definitely wanted to click some pictures and share the recipe ASAP with you’ll as it was that delicious.

Hat’s off to my friend, who patiently waited and helped me around to decorate the glass. We clicked pictures and she got so much into it that she must have taken atleast 20 pics of the same shot above …. after all girls will be girls and we love such stuff, don’t we 😉

Cherry Garcia Smoothie

The smoothies were gone in 10 minutes and we noshed on some more cherries and believe it or not, some himalayan salt flavored popcorn, which was a great sweet n savory combination.

We both agreed, that the Cherry Garcia Smoothie tasted absolutely like dessert and infact she had the 3rd glass togo (for her monday morning breakfast).

So here I’m sharing this simple yet delicious recipe with you’ll and I hope you love it the way we girls do.

                                             Have a Happy n Great Week Ahead ~ XoXo


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Yields 3

Cherry Garcia Power Packed Smoothie

1 minPrep Time

2 minCook Time

3 minTotal Time

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2 Cups Almond Milk - you can use any other flavorless milk

1/4 Cup Fresh Fresh Pitted Cherries - you may use frozen too

1 Tsp Vanilla Essence

1 Tsp Chia Seeds Powder

1 Tsp Flax Seed Powder

1 Tbsp Protein Powder - optional

1 Tsp Cocoa Nibs - you may use cocoa powder too

1/2 Cup Ice

---- Decoration (optional) ----

Few Sliced Cherries

Pinch of Chia Seeds

Cocoa Nibs


  1. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend for 2 minutes or until you get a smooth consistency.
  2. Transfer to serving glasses, decorate with sliced cherries/chia seeds/cocoa nibs.
  3. Serve Fresh
177 cal
8 g
17 g
8 g

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    Michelle May 20, 2016 (1:16 am)
    Wow, what a great flavor combo, love it!
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    Linda @ Veganosity May 19, 2016 (3:11 pm)
    That looks so good. What a fun drink to serve to friends.
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    Kelly @ TastingPage May 19, 2016 (2:21 pm)
    I'm so psyched for cherry season, and even more excited to try your beautiful looking smoothie. Great name!
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      Molly Kumar May 20, 2016 (5:14 am)
      Lol, I'm glad to build up that excitement more for you :) I love cherries and don't be suprised if you keep seeing too many cherry obsessed dishes ;)
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    Hauke May 19, 2016 (7:12 am)
    Do you have a new blog style?? It looks really good, Molly! Plus now you got me curious about garcia powder :D
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      Molly Kumar May 20, 2016 (5:12 am)
      Hehehhe, I did change some layout on the blog :) I'm glad you're gonna look at garcia now ;) Thanks for visiting!
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    Manju | Cooking Curies May 18, 2016 (10:51 pm)
    Looks fab! I am definitely making it this cherry season!
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      Molly Kumar May 20, 2016 (5:03 am)
      That would be awesome Manju, Thanks for dropping by :)
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    Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours May 18, 2016 (8:47 am)
    That is just my type of breakfast! I love cherries and it really is a pudding in a glass.
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    Anjali May 18, 2016 (4:14 am)
    Oh this sounds wonderful!! Love the flavors of a cherry garcia!
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      Molly Kumar May 20, 2016 (5:16 am)
      Thanks Anjali - Cherry Garcia is just so delicious! I've been having this for the past 2 days :)
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    Uma May 18, 2016 (3:38 am)
    Looks lovely! Sounds interesting all the ingredients are cool! Let's make this for my breakfast:)
  • comment-avatar May 18, 2016 (2:55 am)
    I love this sound of this smoothie. I can't wait for cherries to come into season here so I can try it!
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    Bella B (xoxoBella) May 18, 2016 (2:15 am)
    This looks so good! I love cherries so much. I wish they had a longer season here.
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      Molly Kumar May 20, 2016 (5:17 am)
      Thanks Bella, Me too - I love cherries and feel the same way!
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    Sarah @ Champagne Tastes May 17, 2016 (9:12 pm)
    Oh man.. I ADORE sweet cherries! I'm so jealous of your cherry stash- they're so expensive here! They go on sale for about a month in the summer and I start devouring them in any way possible. I'll have to try this then!!
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      Molly Kumar May 21, 2016 (4:43 pm)
      Lol, I hear ya Sarah. Totally love the spring/summer produce in California :) I hope you get to try this soon.
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    Anne Murphy May 17, 2016 (8:30 pm)
    And the fresh cherries will come in here soon... Dark and red and sweet. I often have protein smoothies for breakfast - though I confess I can get boring with them (no brain in the morning!) This is going on the list for June!
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      Molly Kumar May 22, 2016 (8:50 pm)
      I get into similar situations with morning smoothies at times (especially in winters)....but summers is a smooth breeze with so much variety of fruits+veggies. I hope you enjoy the Cherry smoothie as much as we do - Thanks for visiting Anne :)
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    Aimee May 17, 2016 (5:03 pm)
    Gorgeous! Sounds so so good :D
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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate May 17, 2016 (1:22 pm)
    Oh, helloooooo delicious smoothie! I have GOT to get this one going, asap. Love the cherries! Gorgeous!
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      Molly Kumar May 17, 2016 (4:05 pm)
      Thanks so much Patricia! I'm glad you liked it :)
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    Suchi @elegantmeraki May 16, 2016 (10:48 pm)
    I love cherry garcia from ben n jerry! this sounds delicious Molly.
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      Molly Kumar May 17, 2016 (2:45 am)
      Thanks Suchi, do give it a try, you'd love it !
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    Donna May 16, 2016 (9:19 pm)
    Such a pretty looking smoothie! The fresh cherries we have been getting at the farmers markets here lately have been super sweet - they would go so well here!
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      Molly Kumar May 17, 2016 (2:46 am)
      The fresh farmers market cherries would be awesome in this - Thanks Donna :)
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    Mark, Compass & Fork May 16, 2016 (8:43 pm)
    Jerry Garcia would be proud of all those colors. What a great looking smoothie. It is power packed full of goodness. Nice job.
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      Molly Kumar May 17, 2016 (2:48 am)
      Awee, thanks Mark - Well, he was from California too ;) !!
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    Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite May 16, 2016 (7:59 pm)
    Love the combo of cherries and chocolate! Cherry Garcia was a great ice cream flavor and I can imagine it would be delicious as a smoothie!
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      Molly Kumar May 17, 2016 (2:50 am)
      Thanks Sophia :) It tastes very similar to the ice-cream flavor.
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    simon May 16, 2016 (7:53 pm)
    I would go for the beer and games but after running I would be glad to get me one of these! Thanks for sharing!
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      Molly Kumar May 17, 2016 (2:50 am)
      Hehehhe, absolutely - Thanks Simon ;)
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    Mary May 16, 2016 (7:52 pm)
    Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia is a weakness of mine. This smoothie version sounds wonderful!
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      Molly Kumar May 17, 2016 (2:51 am)
      Thanks Mary. We absolutely love it too !!!
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    Jenn May 16, 2016 (4:24 pm)
    Yum, I love cherries. And they make the best smoothies!
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    Pam May 16, 2016 (4:11 pm)
    My goal for the month of February was to try new smoothies every morning- I made it through that month-but have gone back to my egg whites and a bagel on the weekend. This one looks really yummy-maybe I should do a smoothie every other morning to give myself a good mix!
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      Molly Kumar May 17, 2016 (2:53 am)
      Hey Pam, smoothies adds just so much flavor n color to our regular breakfast. You should give them a try soon - Thanks for visiting!
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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine May 16, 2016 (4:05 pm)
    That sounds and looks rather delicious! Love chocolate cherry!

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