CHOCOLATE CHERRY SMOOTHIE

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie is a delicious combo of sweet, tart, creamy and chocolaty in a healthy drink that tastes like an indulgent dessert.

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie is a delicious combo of sweet, tart, creamy and chocolaty in a healthy drink that tastes like an indulgent dessert.Chocolate Cherry Smoothie tastes like you are drinking an indulgent shake, while its actually very healthy. This smoothie is my breakfast on-the-go a lot of times. I love the tasty combo of tart cherries and chocolate. The Chocolate Cherry Smoothie can be easily made vegan, when you use non-diary milk. Also, you can make it as filling as you want. I like to add chocolate protein powder and oats to mine, for a well balanced breakfast smoothie. I know my day is up for a good start, when breakfast tastes like chocolate. This smoothie is also great as a snack or as a post workout recovery drink, when you add protein powder. And since chocolate has so many health benefits, why not start the day with some? Not like I need someone to convince me.

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie is a delicious combo of sweet, tart, creamy and chocolaty in a healthy drink that tastes like an indulgent dessert. Vegan and gluten free.

If you liked the Chocolate Cherry Smoothie, here are some flavor ideas you can have fun with:

  • Substitute cherries for raspberries for a Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie
  • To make the smoothie sweeter you can add honey, maple syrup or more dates
  • Adding more dates will also make for a smoother consistency
  • You can also add a banana to make it creamier and sweeter
  •  Up the nutrition by adding 1 cup of fresh/frozen spinach or kale
  • Chocolate protein powder is a great way to make the smoothie more filling and more chocolaty
  • Add quick cooking oats for some fiber and to make it more filling
  • Top the smoothie with cacao nibs and oats for a nice crunch
  • Drizzle the smoothie or the glass with some chocolate sauce for a dessert like smoothie
  • Top the smoothie with fresh pitted cherries

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie is a delicious combo of sweet, tart, creamy and chocolaty in a healthy drink that tastes like an indulgent dessert. Vegan and gluten free, extra filling with oats blended in.

Tools I used in the making of this Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Recipe:

  • Vitamix Blender – my favorite and go-to blender, it is powerful and makes the best smoothies, no yucky spinach bites left in.
  • Extra Dark Cocoa Powder – very flavorful, I like to use it in baking and in smoothies.
  • Cocoa Powder – same thing, its flavorful and good in desserts and smoothies.
  • Gluten Free Oats – I always have some on hand, I like the texture a lot.
  • Chocolate Protein Powder – I never use whey protein, I don’t like the after taste. This vegan one tastes great.
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Chocolate Cherry Smoothie is a delicious combo of sweet, tart, creamy and chocolaty in a healthy drink that tastes like an indulgent dessert.
CHOCOLATE CHERRY SMOOTHIE
Prep Time
5 mins
 

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie is a delicious combo of sweet, tart, creamy and chocolaty in a healthy drink that tastes like an indulgent dessert.

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Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 large glass
Calories: 561 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet
Ingredients
  • 2 cups frozen cherries
  • 1 cup whole milk or unsweetened non-diary milk cold
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 small medjool date pitted and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey optional
  • 1 scoop protein powder I used plant based chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats I used gluten free
Optional:
  • 1/2 frozen banana for a creamier texture
  • handful of spinach or kale
Toppings:
  • fresh cherries pitted
  • sprinkle of gluten free quick cooking oats
  • drizzle of chocolate sauce
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth and fully combined.
  2. Pour into a tall glass, mason jar, bowl or to-go smoothie bottle.
  3. If you are saving the smoothie for later, don't add the toppings. Keep refrigerated and shake well before consumption.
  4. Garnish with toppings and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

The recipe makes one large smoothie or two smaller ones.

Nutrition Facts
CHOCOLATE CHERRY SMOOTHIE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 561 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Potassium 1537mg 44%
Total Carbohydrates 111g 37%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 75g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 11.4%
Vitamin C 29.6%
Calcium 34%
Iron 19.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie is a delicious combo of sweet, tart, creamy and chocolaty in a healthy drink that tastes like an indulgent dessert. Vegan and gluten free, extra filling with oats blended in. Perfect for breakfast or post workout.

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie is a delicious combo of sweet, tart, creamy and chocolaty in a healthy drink that tastes like an indulgent dessert. Vegan and gluten free, extra filling with oats blended in.
Chocolate Cherry Smoothie is a delicious combo of sweet, tart, creamy and chocolaty in a healthy drink that tastes like an indulgent dessert.

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