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Cherry Lime Vanilla Summer Smoothies

Smoothies during the spring and summer are an amazing way to enjoy a fresh beverage that is not only delicious, but healthier than soft drinks. The sweetness of the fruits combined with the cool texture of crushed ice and the flavor of vanilla International Delight® makes these smoothies a great way to start the day, or end the day after dinner.

I love picking up fresh fruit at my local food mart, and if they don’t have my favorite fruit seasonally available, I but them frozen (which are just as yummy) to make some of my favorite smoothies. I love a sweet fruit and a tangy fruit (that usually means something citrus like lemon or lime) along with my ID French Vanilla Creamer- it’s perfect!

My favorite smoothies are simple ones, with just a few ingredients. Other International Delight® creamer flavors that taste incredibly awesome in a smoothie are Salted Caramel Mocha (tastes of caramel and chocolate!) and White Chocolate Macadamia (the flavor of macadamia nuts is awesome), both from the Classics line.

cherry lime vanilla smoothie

Cherry Lime Vanilla Smoothie

Ingredients (makes enough for two servings of about 8 oz each)

2 cups fresh or frozen pitted cherries
1 cup ice cubes
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1⁄4 cup International Delight® French Vanilla creamer

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1. Place the cherries, ice cubes, lime juice and International Delight® creamer into a blender and process until smooth (or ice is at desired texture).

2. Taste and add sugar if desired. Serve immediately.

Depending on the time of year I may choose different fruits, such as strawberries, pineapple, mangos, or bananas, but it’s always overall easy to make this smoothie, and with so few ingredients – a maximum of three plus ice. The vanilla flavor from the International Delight creamer adds a mellowness and a creaminess that makes it super refreshing and savory. It is a perfect way to end busy summer days spent shopping, running errands, bringing the kids to outdoor sports and school and other activities, etc.

We all need a cool down period at the end of the day, a few moments to ourselves. Add some International Delight® flavored creamers to your summer smoothies for a creaminess with extra flavor ♥︎ There are so many flavors too choose from, for hints of nuttiness, cinnamon, and more, and it elevates a smoothie made with plain old milk or yogurt to something far more fantastic and tantalizing to the taste buds.

So while they’re doing this:

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I’m enjoying this:

cherry lime vanilla smoothie

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