Cherry-Os ~ A Fun Raw Recipe for Kids

Serves 2 ~ $1.18 per serving


  • 4 bananas, sliced and frozen ($.80)
  • 2 cups almond milk ($.80)
  •  small dash vanilla 
  •  a bit of stevia, if desired
  • 1 cup cherries, sliced ($.75)


This is a fun breakfast and is as
simple as a smoothie in a bowl. Kids especially seem to enjoy the cherries
sliced into rings and floated in the sweet blend of banana and vanilla.

In a blender, process the frozen
bananas, almond milk, vanilla, and optional stevia until very smooth. Pour into
bowls and add the cherry slices. They should rest on top without sinking
easily.
Nutritional Information:      calories: 287      fat: 3 gr      carbs: 70 gr      protein: 4 gr
eBook Giveaway!
We have lots of really fun recipes for kids planned for this summer! And today I wanted to show you the Cherry-Os  recipe above, which is from my Spring Raw eBook! This recipe is perfect for kids and would be simple enough for most to make on their own with age appropriate supervision.
I’m doing a giveaway today, too. I’ll be giving away one copy of my ebook. All you have to do is leave a comment below! Tell me your favorite childhood food memory!
Additional entries (leave a separate comment for each) for:

blogging this giveaway
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Deadline is Friday, June 15th, at 11 pm.

I’ll announce the winner next Saturday!

Lisa Viger Gotte

Hello! I'm Lisa, an artist, photographer, author, gardener, navel-gazer, and lover of the planet and all its inhabitants. I draw and paint, cook, write, take lots of pics, eat lots of chocolate, and practice gratitude daily.

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Anonymous
7 years ago

Favorite childhood memory… when I was in kindergarten my Mom would be at the bus stop at the top of the street with a grilled cheese sandwich made especially for me because I was always starving after school.. :O)
~ Sue

L. Julia
8 years ago

My grandfather was an organic farmer. There are countless memories of the most dellicious tomatoes that exist now only in memory…juicy cantalouped and sweet corn fresh from the stalk. But the best was the day he would bring in the first new potatoes and tell my grandma to cook them up tot me…whatever. the time of day. Yummy with butter and salt and pepper. Gone are the days of butter too. But what a great memory.

Unknown
8 years ago

My favorite childhood food memory is every Summer when I spent time on my grandparent's farm with them here in the Smoky Mountains and I followed my grandpa into their garden so he could pick a nice big juicy watermelon. Then, followed him inside where he cut me a big chunk of it. Yum!!! 🙂 A very special memory of my sweet grandparents I will always cherish.

Pam
Pam
8 years ago

Posted on Facebook!

Pam
Pam
8 years ago

Oh, sorry…my fav. food memory would be when the family went camping and we would make all our campfire fav's!

Pam
Pam
8 years ago

Lisa, your ebook looks yummy! 🙂

Hannah
8 years ago

My mum's apple and boysenberry crumbles which, I now realise, have always been gluten-free and vegan! Walnuts, oats, brown sugar, rye flour, and a bit of melted non-dairy margarine. I remember always trying to convince Mum to give me more crumble than fruit 😛

Michi
8 years ago

Oh this looks so lovely! My favourite childhood food memory is mixing maple syrup with milk at my best friends house. Such a weird drink if I think of it now…

Carrot Top Yodeller
8 years ago

18 still counts as a kid, right? 😀
Now, all I need is some cherries…

shannonmarie
8 years ago

Oops. I forgot to share a favorite food memory, but I did tweet about your new ebook. Let me think. The first thing that comes to mind is the strawberry patch in our backyard. We would pick them everyday they were in season. When I was very small, I was allergic to the strawberries, but luckily outgrew it. Then, I think I ate more strawberries then anyone else 🙂

shannonmarie
8 years ago

Hayden just asked me if she could try some Cherry-Os. We'll definitely be trying this in our house. Congrats on your latest ebook 🙂

Tammie Lee
8 years ago

this looks delicious
thank you for the chance to win your book

first childhood memory was eating frozen grapes on a hot summers day
or rose petals in the garden

Zandrea
8 years ago

I'm 23 years old, so childhood was pretty recent for me. My most fond memories was spending the sunny summer afternoons with my mom and sister. My mom would take us both in the little buggy on the back of her bike to go to the library. We would spend an hour or so there reading and afterwards she woudl take us to the health food store where we would have a choice of black licorice, honey sticks or fruit leather.
Starting out healthy helped me stay healthy.

Lori Lewis
8 years ago

My favorite childhood food memory is at 10 years old smashing open a young jelly coconut in jamaica and experiencing the fresh, sweet taste of jelly coconut. Delicious.

Claudia
8 years ago

My grandparents once signed us up for a mushroom-picking class. It was wonderful exploring the forest for these treats and afterwards my grandmother made them part of our dinner. Mmmm, so good.

Laura
8 years ago

I've also tweeted your give away!

Laura
8 years ago

My favorite childhood food memory is gathering pecans from my grandmom's pecan tree and making pound cake. 🙂

Carmen Kofoed
8 years ago

Although my mother grew a large garden, I don't remember eating fresh vegetables very often as a child. Almost every dinner contained a vegetable side — but it came out of a can. It took me a long time to relearn what green beans and peas are supposed to taste like!

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

fresh cherries? my niece would love that!

-TC
counting_shipwrecks at yahoo dot com

Hungry, Hungry Husker
8 years ago

I grew up very close to my cousins and aunts/uncles. We would go over to my grandparents every Sunday for dinner and would play yard games for hours and hours!

Maria
8 years ago

when I was a little girl, there was nothing better than picking fresh fruits and vegetables with my mom in her garden. There wasn't one thing in there that I didn't like to eat..it was perfection! My favorite thing to eat was green and yellow beans, I loved how they were always so crisp and crunchy! To me, this was heaven :))

Laurie
8 years ago

Once when I was 6, I ate half a watermelon all by myself and then couldn't move and was in agony, immobile on the living room floor. It was worth it, the watermelon was fresh, ripe and delicious and that was a special treat for a little kid in Anchorage, Alaska, let me tell you!

debbiekl
8 years ago

Hiking on the mountain behind my house and playing in the creek were fun!

Sally
8 years ago

That looks delicious, I love using bananas and almond milk! My favorite childhood memories of food involve going berry picking. Strawberries are my favorite. I loved picking strawberries then cutting them into thin slices to put in homemade graham cracker crust. We whipped up heavy cream with some sugar and vanilla to put on top. Yum!

sonja
8 years ago

many of my childhood food memories involve my grandmother: we went collecting walnuts togheter and them peeled them togheter, getting even the skins of, eating a tiny amount at a time; her famous apple cake, of which you just could not take one slice; the rabarber she grew in her garden; how she had to force me to eat spinach (that's not a problem any more)….

thank you for your give-away and thank you for making me remember!

smason198
smason198
8 years ago

I have the most lovely memories of helping my grandfather in his garden. Well, by helping I mean eating up all the baby carrots and string beans! There are very vivid memories of his freshly-picked tomatoes, Nana would chop them up really chunky and put them into salads and there was a certain smell and taste that only his tomatoes had. My grandfather passed away about 10 years ago, but his memory lives on in my family, especially whenever we have the pleasure of working with garden-fresh veggies! I Picture him out in his garden with the sun shining, I think it was his own style of meditation.

I love this blog, and check in on it almost daily- thank you so much for all of the wonderful recipes! I have been making the cucumber soup regularly since I discovered the recipe, DELICIOUS!!!

Amy
Amy
8 years ago

Posted to FB

Mary Marino
8 years ago

we loved when mom fried what we call "barriguitas de vieja" lol -old ladys belly- its like a croguette made out of pumpkin and sweet. Today I use coconut oil to fry it or for a healthier version just bake them. yuuuummmmmm!

Amy
Amy
8 years ago

Cooking just about anything in the kitchen from a recipe book – and I think that's what has me loving to try new things and eat adventurously now: any recipe I wanted to try was fair game to make!

Tera
8 years ago

Definitely ice cold watermelon on a hot day!

Faye @ RawLawyer.com
8 years ago

Favourite childhood memory…probably all the time we spent camping! 🙂

And I Tweeted.

Rusted Wings
8 years ago

just found your wonderful blog and favorited it for regular references!! when i thought of my fav childhood food memory….immediately i remembered when someone brought deer meat to my parents and when i walked into the room as my mom was serving it and took a bite of such an unusual wild flavor, i asked what it was. that answer was the moment i realized that animals were killed for us to eat. i couldn't eat dead flesh again….what a powerful awakening moment that has forever changed my life and impacted my six daughters who were raised vegan. nothing like fresh picked peas, so beautifully packaged, opened and popped into the mouth!

singa123
8 years ago

Tweeted. 🙂