Cherry Ginger Lime Smoothie

This protein-packed smoothie will wake you up with a flavor explosion of tart cherries, spicy ginger and zesty lime juice.

Peaches and nectarines are still in season – therefore, it’s still summer. At least to me. :) I savor every moment of summer as once fall rolls around, I bid farewell to the sun for the next 6 months. So I’m super excited that Liz from The Lemon Bowl is here today to share a cherry ginger lime smoothie! Liz and I are similar in that we both post whole grain and gluten-free recipes like these whole wheat apple cider donuts, whole grain chocolate banana oat muffins, and gluten-free chewy dark chocolate granola bars, but she also posts a lot of savory dishes. Because I know y’all like your sugar, I kindly requested that she make you something sweet. So over to Liz!

Hi Friends! My name is Liz and I’m a healthy food blogger over at The Lemon Bowl where I share easy, flavor-packed recipes that just so happen to be good for you.

Cherry Ginger Lime Smoothie

I’m so excited to be guest posting for Erin because she is a huge inspiration to me. Baking is not my forte and if there is one thing I’ve learned, healthy baked goods that also taste incredible is nothing short of genius.

One thing I am good at? Smoothies! As I’ve worked to maintain my weight loss, one trick I’ve learned is to start my day with a breakfast that offers a mix of protein, fiber and healthy carbs.

Tart cherries, spicy ginger and the juice of a whole lime are guaranteed to wake up your taste buds after the first sip. For all-day energy, I add Greek yogurt, protein powder and flax seeds. They also make the smoothie super creamy and rich.

What are your favorite smoothie ingredients? I would love to hear from you! Thank you again for welcoming me into your day and please come say hello to me on Twitter or Instagram!

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Cherry Ginger Lime Smoothie

Rated 5.0 by 2 readers
Cherry Ginger Lime Smoothie
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  • 2 cups cherries - fresh or frozen (I used tart but sweet work too)
  • 1 cup blueberries - fresh or frozen
  • 1 whole lime - peeled
  • ⅔ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 scoops protein powder
  • ½ green apple
  • 2 inch piece ginger root - thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons tart cherry juice
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed
  • 1 cup water
  • ice to taste


  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and pulse on high until smooth and creamy. Add ice until you've reached desired consistency.


  • Nutrition Information: Serving size: 24 ounces Calories: 320 Fat: 2.8 g Saturated fat: .3 g Unsaturated fat: 1.9 g Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 58.8 g Sugar: 39.7 g Sodium: 92 mg Fiber: 7.8 g Protein: 19.8 g Cholesterol: 2 mg

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16 comments on “Cherry Ginger Lime Smoothie” — Add one!

  • Sybil
    January 3, 2018 @ 4:25 pm

    Unusual, delicious, and nutritious – five stars! I reduced protein powder to one scoop and used frozen sweet cherries.

    • Erin replies to Sybil
      January 4, 2018 @ 4:15 pm

      So happy that you liked it! Thanks for your comment. :)

  • Tamzin says
    September 13, 2014 @ 12:06 am

    Yummy!!! I am a smoothie queen and this sounds lovely definitely one for the try list : )

    • Erin replies to Tamzin
      September 13, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

      I hope you’ll enjoy it! :)

  • Medeja says
    September 9, 2014 @ 11:48 am

    I can only imagine the flavor and I imagine that it is really great!

    • Erin replies to Medeja
      September 13, 2014 @ 9:29 pm

      Same here! Can’t wait for cherries to be in season again. :)

  • Kristina @ Love & Zest
    September 9, 2014 @ 11:07 am

    YUMM!!! This looks really good :) I’m obsessed with tart cherries, especially the juice concentrate!! I made a similar recipe {Cherry Limeade} with the concentrate. Thanks for sharing this one!!

    • Erin replies to Kristina @ Love & Zest
      September 13, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

      Thanks, Kristina! And I’ve never had the juice concentrate. Sounds good, though! :)

  • Mish says
    September 9, 2014 @ 8:34 am

    Just the color of the smoothie is absolutely amazing, probably tastes as good too.

    • Erin replies to Mish
      September 9, 2014 @ 8:44 am

      Thanks, Mish! :)

  • Kate Kile says
    September 9, 2014 @ 3:42 am

    I recently found your blog and love it! I can’t wait to try this, I love the combo of cherry and lime. I’m new to using protein powder though – do you have a favorite or suggestions for what to look for, or stay away from, when it comes to protein powders?


    • Erin replies to Kate Kile
      September 9, 2014 @ 8:51 am

      Thank you, Kate! I’m so happy that you found the blog. :) I’ll ask Liz about the protein powder thing as I’m not familiar with it myself and one of us will get back to you soon with an answer!

    • Erin replies to Kate Kile
      September 9, 2014 @ 3:16 pm

      Liz says that she always uses this type of protein powder from Biochem. I hope that helps and you’ll enjoy the smoothie if you try it! :)

  • Susan says
    September 8, 2014 @ 6:19 pm

    This sounds absolutely delicious. But I need to know about subbing for the cherry juice, as we a) probably can’t find it where we live and b) we don’t have use for the remainder of any we bought. Thanks.

    • Erin replies to Susan
      September 9, 2014 @ 8:44 am

      I could be wrong but I think you could leave it out. I think it just intensifies the cherry flavor. You might have to add a little bit of sweetener, though, just to make up for the loss in the juice. I hope you’ll enjoy it! :)

    • Erin replies to Susan
      September 9, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

      I asked Liz and she said cranberry juice would be a good sub. :)


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