Cherry Ripe Jars

cherry ripe jars

Does anyone else get a sense that things are perhaps going in a not so great direction?

Perhaps it’s because I’m raising girls. Perhaps it’s because I am a girl. Perhaps it’s because everywhere I turn right now someone I love is feeling the need to change their already perfect body.

In every direction I hear from friends, from all different circles, who weigh themselves daily. Who beat themselves up over the cake batter spoons they licked with their children or take-away they shared with their family. These truly gorgeous women feel unhappy simply because the number on the scales isn’t what they believe it should be.

What saddens me the most is that these women are healthy. They feel great and everyone else, including me, thinks they look great.

If only scales measured health and wellbeing.

If only they measured goodness and kindness and compassion.

If only they measured patience and love.

If only they measured the things that really matter, the things that make up a person. Perhaps many women would be getting their day off to a much brighter start.

Health and happiness my loves, let that be the goal and guide. There is no perfect shape and no perfect size. Love who you are and enjoy the choices you make.

You are much more than a number.

Cherry Ripe Jars

the cherry

  • 1 frozen banana, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen pitted cherries
  • 1 tablespoon refrigerated full fat coconut cream

the coconut

  • 3 tablespoons refrigerated full fat coconut cream
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract

the chocolate

  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons cacao
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, liquid
  1. Place the cherry layer into your processor and blend until it resembles ice cream.
  2. Place the coconut layer into a small bowl and mix to combine.
  3. Place the chocolate layer into a small bowl and mix to combine.
  4. Assemble the layers in your jar in whatever order you like.
  5. Eat and enjoy.


My sponsors, The Source Bulk Foods, sell on tap maple syrup so you are only paying for what you need. The maple syrup is delicious and it is available from any of their stores and also online.


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Cherry Ripe Jars
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  • Sue

    Hi Bianca is this recipe for a single serve?

  • louessence

    This sounds absolutely delectable! Thank you. I can’t wait to make it for my family.

    “If only scales measured health and wellbeing. If only they measured goodness and kindness and compassion. If only they measured patience and love.” Nailed it!! Love it. Thank you 🙂 xx

  • debbie

    another awesome dessert from you Bianca. So tasty and a wonderful alternative to processed, sugar laden treats. Thank you!

    • Thank YOU! I really appreciate the feedback and I am glad you enjoyed them. x

  • Vanessa Batchelor

    Hi Bianca, I was wondering if the coconut oil used in this recipe is actually a liquid form when you buy it, or is it the solid one that has been melted slightly to turn it into liquid. As I have never seen liquid coconut oil anywhere before.
    Thank you 🙂

    • Hi Vanessa, it is the one that is solid when cool and liquid when warm. I hope this helps. x

      • Vanessa Batchelor

        Thank you 🙂

  • ronit almagor

    hi can i ask what coconut cream do you use – i never seem to find one that tastes good in these recipes!

    • Oh no! I am in Australia and I use a full fat coconut milk and cream, typically the Ayam brand. I hope this helps.

      • ronit almagor

        Perfect I know that brand I too am an Aussie! I will try and see

  • Antoinette Tannous

    How long would these keep for?