20 Healthy Cherry Recipes

As you read this I’m in sunny southern California with 1000s of fitness enthusiasts and professionals at Blogfest and IDEA World Fitness. It’s an unforgettable 5 days surrounded by people that share a passion for health and fitness.

Now, for the recipe goodness.

Enjoy one of the most wonderful flavors of summer, sweet and juicy cherries.

Cherries are tasty snack on their own or you can use them to make to savory side dishes, main courses, nutritious smoothies and delightful desserts. All with a healthy twist.

Black Forest Smoothie – Running with Spoons
Fruit n’ Yogurt Snack – Jill Conyers | Fitness Health and Happiness
Cherry Strawberry Chia Seed Fool – Oh She Glows

Cherry Frozen Yogurt – Passionate About Baking
Dark Cherry Smoothie Bowl – Downshiftology
Cherry Couscous and Arugula Salad – Cookie and Kate

Super Summer Detox Salad – Well Plated
Skinny Chocolate Cherry Muffins – Sally’s Baking Addiction
Mini Kale and Cherry Galettes – Running to the Kitchen

Cherry Chocolate Milkshake – Diva Dish
Cherry Cocoa Pistachio Energy Bites – Cotter Crunch
Cherry Vanilla Protein Shake – Peanut Butter and Peppers

Gluten Free Cherry and Basil Grilled Cheese – Cotter Crunch
Tart Cherry, Dark Chocolate and Cashew Granola Bars – Fit Girl’s Diary

Cherry Lemonade Popsicles – Lexi’s Clean Eating
Cherry Vanilla Almond Breakfast Cookies – The Skinny Fork
Easy Cherry Blender Sorbet – Yummy Healthy Easy

Salmon Salad with Cherry Reduction – Jill Conyers | Fitness Health and Happiness
Cashew Cherry Quinoa Granola Bars – Simply Quinoa
Cherry Lime Chia Fresca – Lexie’s Kitchen

What’s your favorite summer fruit? What’s your favorite way to eat cherries?

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  1. So glad I pinned this! Definitely going to try some of these soon!

  2. I love cherry season and now I have a whole great bunch of healthy recipes to celebrate. Thank you!

  3. Thank you for all these recipes. I love cherries, so I will definitely be adding these to my collection!

  4. Cherry season just got over here 🙁 but I’m going to pin this anyway. Great round-up!

  5. I love cherries! This is a great round up of recipes, thanks for sharing!

  6. Such great recipes to utilize a favorite seasonal fruit! I love the health benefits of cherries! A great source of antioxidants and inflammation reducing compounds:)!

  7. These all look amazing! Cherries are a fruit I always “forget” I like until I eat one. Then I think “why don’t I eat these more often?” 😉 My favorite summer fruit is watermelon.

  8. Now this pics are truly food porn. Everything looks amazing but that grill cheese with cherries is talking to me.

  9. What a great collection of cherry recipes, they look really tasty! I look forward to cherry season every year, my favorite are Rainier cherries.

  10. goodness gracious I need a cherry dinner party with you! can we make that happen?

  11. These look ridiculously delish! I think my favorite is raspberries, but I really love ALL the fruits and berries, it’s hard to pick a favorite! My mom used to make a cherry dump cake that was sooo decadent when I was growing up!

  12. I love adding cherries to my smoothies and oatmeal. My favorite summer fruit at this current moment are peaches…Like cherries I feel that they go with every meal! 🙂

  13. I love cherries, but haven’t really utilized them in any recipes. You’ve inspired me to try out a few of these! That yogurt looks delish! I’m definitely pinning the grilled cheese, thanks for the gf recipe!

  14. I’m not a big fan of cherries but I would gladly try any of those recipes! Cherry Lemonade Popsicles sound heavenly!

  15. Cherries are one of my favorite summer fruits – absolutely loving them right now. So many good recipes here – thanks for sharing! I honestly just snack on them by the handful – they never make it to baking.

  16. Cherries are my favorite fruit! Tart cherries are especially so good for inflammation. I drank cherry juice almost every day during my marathon training and never once had to take IBU or any other pain reliever. I’m def Pinning this post so I can refer often for new recipes. Thanks so much for the great post!!!

  17. I’m so sad that I couldn’t make it! I was in a car accident and injured my tibia and can hardly walk. I see the orthopedic Monday. I can’t tell you how sad I am that I couldn’t go and be with all you wonderful ladies!

  18. I LOVE cherries. I actually just ate some with greek yogurt as part of my breakfast this AM!

  19. I love cherry anything!! It’s my favorite. I found these all natural sodas by called Bing! They are cherry flavored and I can’t get enough of them. 🙂

  20. thanks for this! i want to try the cherry and basil grilled cheese… oh man. that sounds like it would be an awesome homemade relish except with cherries!!

  21. Great roundup! Currently snacking on cherries as I eat this 🙂 Can’t wait to try some of these recipes.

  22. These all look fantastic, Jill! Making me crave some cherries for breakfast 🙂

  23. Oh my YUM. These all look so delicious (and the photography is gorgeous)! Thanks for sharing!

  24. I’m going to assume that you saw me eating my cherry yogurt at Starbucks this morning and whipped up this post just for me. 😉 LOOOOOVE cherries so much, so I can’t wait to try out these recipes. Thanks for the great roundup!

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