2 Ingredient Coconut + Cherry Smoothie by What Annie’s Eating

Have you ever had a blogger that you come across online & just fall head over heels in love with?

Well, that happened with me with Annie Garcia of What Annie’s Eating so it’s only appropriate to talk my girl crush on her this #WCW!

Basically, I found her on Instagram which led to me stalking her blog. I’m not talking reading a few posts and moving on…. Ohhhhh no… I’m talking after majorly scrolling through her instagram like you’re stalking your ex’s new flame but instead of trying not to accidentally double tap, I was liking literally every photo & commenting. I, THEN,  went on her blog and, well, if we’re being honest, read EVERY SINGLE POST.

Then, to really amp the Swimfan anté, I subscribed to her newsletter & followed on Pinterest. Again, this was all in one sitting. Gulp.

But it’s okay because she just gets it.

Annie Garcia is a recipe developer and the food blogger behind What Annie’s Eating. Her tagline is “sometimes healthy, sometimes indulgent, always delicious” & I couldn’t agree more.

Is it possible to have the same “cooking vibe” as someone? Because Annie & I totally do.She has the exact same approach to cooking as I do, which explains my SWF binge on her blog.

Every single recipe she has, I wanted to make. She keeps ingredients minimal, seasonal, & complementary. In fact, she even develops recipes for goop!

When I make my weekly instacart order, I first peruse her blog for inspiration on what to add to my cart. In fact, I featured her grilled vegetable salad here and it’s one of my absolute favourite recipes in the world. You HAVE to give it a go!

A few weeks ago, she posted a unique yet simple yet OH SO GOOD recipe for a smoothie. Literally, it was only 2 ingredients.

& those ingredients? We had on hand!

I rushed to try it & it was a major win.

It’s one of those smoothies that as you’re drinking you think that this can’t POSSIBLY be healthy because it’s so good… like a milk shake.

The 2 ingredients?: Tart cherries & coconut milk.

Y U M

The creaminess of the coconut milk complements the flavours of the cherries in a next level way. It’s an unexpected pairing that meshes oh so well together.

Now, I didn’t have Tart Cherry juice on hand but I did have the WTRMLN WTR with Tart Cherries. Basically, it’s one of my favourite juices on the market {Remember?}:: cold pressed watermelon with a kiss of lemon. This edition was a blend of watermelon & tartcherries! You can buy directly from the site here or via Amazon here.

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It worked perfectly with it!

As we are getting into fall, try subbing the cherries with pomagranite juice or even blend it with some persimmons! It’s a perfect way to transition coconut milk based drinks from summer to fall.

& if you want to add some alcohol to the mix, I’m SO down with that. If we’re being honest, I added a splash of red wine to mine bc I just can’t help it. It really added to the complex flavours! Red wine or the liquor of your choice can totally be added to make it boozy!

She also mentions it in her blog but it can easily be frozen too!

And while you’re at it, you have have haaaaave to check out Annie’s blog. She’s easily my blog crush and I have so much respect for everything she’s doing.

Stalk her like I did, you will love her :: blog || instagram || pinterest

& Check out Annie’s Coconut + Cherry Smoothie original post here

♡ ANNIE’S COCONUT + CHERRY SMOOTHIE ♡

serves 2

< INGREDIENTS >

2 Cups frozen pitted cherries or 1.5 cups of juice
1 and ½ cups canned coconut milk
Handful of ice cubes (about 4)

O P T I O N A L

Pinch of Salt
heavy splash of wine or 1-2 shots of liquor

< DIRECTIONS >

Put all in a blender {I have this one!} & blend until smooth!

If freezing, put in a freezable container or popsicle mold! If using alcohol, it won’t freeze fully unless stabilized with gelatin or something of the sorts so I recommend drinking like a milkshake!

BUY H E R E

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{ shirt I’m wearing via IKKS || pic of Annie via}

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