Is there anything more decadent than chocolate covered cherries? This creamy chocolate cherry smoothie was designed to tickle your taste buds and rival the best tasting chocolate covered cherries.
This is one of those smoothies that tastes so good you have to remind yourself that it’s also quite healthy. Cherries and cacao (raw chocolate) are both loaded with antioxidants, both contain a good amount of magnesium, and both have been shown to be heart healthy. In conjunction with the other ingredients, this smoothie provides plenty of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber to pass as a super healthy snack, dessert, or meal.
There are a few more add-ons than normal listed below because I find you can extend this smoothie in several different directions. Personally, I love using maca with cacao, and find myself adding more coconut oil to my smoothies as of late for more calories and sustained energy. I rarely get hunger pangs around lunch time after a morning smoothie with a tablespoon or two of coconut oil.
Add in your favorite chocolate protein powder and you’ve got the perfect after workout smoothie. Whatever you do, just make sure to have fun and enjoy the smoothie making process. Note, I made this with almond milk and used that to determine the nutritional information below the recipe. Enjoy!
Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Recipe
- 1/2 cup milk of your choice (almond, coconut, hemp, raw)
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup frozen pitted cherries
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- A little honey, stevia, or maple syrup to sweeten (optional)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon coconut flakes or shreds
- 1 tablespoon maca
- 1 serving of your preferred chocolate protein powder
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds or chia seed gel
Place all of the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend on high for 30-45 seconds or until the desired consistency is reached.
- Calories: 228
- Fat: 2g
- Protein: 7g
- Carbohydrates: 44g
- Fiber: 5g
- Sugar: 34g
- Vitamin A: 13% RDA
- Vitamin C: 15% RDA
- Calcium: 33% RDA
- Iron: 7% RDA
If you try this chocolate cherry smoothie please leave a comment below. Happy Blending!