Mocha Cherry Smoothie


This mocha cherry smoothie packs frozen cherries, cold brew, and chocolate protein powder into one delicious smoothie. You’ll love the robust flavor and the energy boost from the coffee.

Summer isn’t over yet… which means it’s still smoothie season in my mind! And this morning I have the perfect cherry smoothie to share. It’s got a little bit of coffee to help you get you energized, along with a little chocolate protein powder. Last but not least, it also has a little fruit and protein powder so you can feel good about drinking something chocolatey for breakfast!

Mocha Cherry Smoothie in a glass mason jar topped with cacao nibs, a swirl of almond butter, and a cherry.

You can use fresh or frozen cherries for this smoothie. I love getting fresh cherries in the summer, but if you don’t feel like pitting 1/3 cup for this smoothie, I totally understand. Frozen cherries work perfectly fine for this smoothie and honestly help to keep your smoothie super cold and thick… the more frozen ingredients, the better in my opinion. Especially on these steamy hot days!

If you’ve never added coffee to a smoothie before, it’s time to start. I started doing this a couple of years ago when I needed a kick of caffeine but also wanted to get some good nutrients in to start my day! Coffee alone can cause a blood sugar spike, so pairing it with fruit, almond milk and protein powder really balance out the drink.

Mocha cherry smoothie in a mason jar topped with cacao nibs and almond butter swirl. Cherries and coffee beans are around the jar.

Ingredients in This Cherry Mocha Smoothie:

  • banana – use frozen to make sure your smoothie is icy cold
  • cherries – fresh or frozen both work great!
  • coffee – I like using cold brew coffee because it’s less acidic and has a smooth flavor
  • unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • almond butter – this adds a nice richness to the smoothie and some healthy fats
  • chocolate protein powder – this is what gives the smoothie the mocha flavor!
  • liquid stevia – optional but a great option if you want to add extra sweetness without any added sugar
Ingredients for a mocha cherry smoothie in a blender including protein powder, cherries, almond butter, cold brew coffee, and banana.

As with most smoothie recipes, all you have to do is throw all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend away! Enjoy immediately.

Mocha cherry smoothie in a mason jar topped with cacao nibs, and a swirl of almond butter. Cherries are on the board around the smoothie.

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Mocha Cherry Smoothie

5 from 22 votes
This cherry mocha smoothie packs frozen cherries, cold brew, and chocolate all into one delicious smoothie. You’ll love the flavor and also get a little energy boost from the coffee. 
Mocha Cherry Smoothie in a glass mason jar topped with cacao nibs, a swirl of almond butter, and a cherry with a stem.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries
  • 1/4 cup cold brew coffee
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 Tablespoons chocolate protein powder
  • 1 Tablespoon almond butter
  • 1-2 drops of liquid stevia for added sweetness, optional


  • Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Taste and add stevia for extra sweetness, if needed. Pour into a glass and enjoy!


Serving: 1smoothie Calories: 342kcal Carbohydrates: 42g Protein: 23g Fat: 8g Sodium: 297mg Fiber: 7g Sugar: 20g
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mocha cherry smoothie


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    1. Lindsey
      June 30, 2021 AT 11:13 am

      5 stars
      Just a prefect combination! I used some expression powder as I didn’t have cold brew and it tasted great.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 30, 2021 AT 11:59 am

        Woo!! So glad this mocha cherry smoothie was a hit, Lindsey! Love the idea of using espresso powder if you don’t have cold brew on hand. Thanks so much for the review. I really appreciate it!

      2. Lindsey
        June 30, 2021 AT 11:19 am

        5 stars
        Whoops! Meant perfect and expresso 😂

    2. Mackenzie
      June 30, 2021 AT 8:58 am

      5 stars
      Love trying new recipes and this one is delicious! Great flavor combination!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 30, 2021 AT 12:05 pm

        So glad you enjoyed this mocha cherry smoothie, Mackenzie! Thanks for trying it out and coming back to leave a review. It means the world to me!

    3. Jennifer B.
      June 27, 2021 AT 1:08 pm

      5 stars
      Whoa! Am I happy I finally remembered to buy frozen cherries so I can make this whenever the mood strikes! This is a gourmet flavor combination, Brittany! Thank you so much! Loving this today!!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 28, 2021 AT 12:02 pm

        Woo!! So glad you enjoyed this smoothie, Jennifer! Thanks for the review and star rating. I so appreciate it!!

    4. Cheryl Martin
      June 23, 2021 AT 11:32 am

      5 stars
      O-m-g! Three of my favorite things- cherries, cold brew, and chocolate!!! Thank you for this AMAZING combo! How can this smoothie not be on repeat?!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 23, 2021 AT 1:30 pm

        Woo!! So glad you loved this smoothie, Cheryl! Thanks for making it and for the review. I so appreciate it!

    5. Lauren Elyse
      June 20, 2021 AT 11:02 am

      5 stars
      SO GOOD! Love the combo of cherries, chocolate and coffee! This may be my favourite smoothie ever! I’ve already made it 3 days in a row! Thank you so much for sharing this for all of us 🍫🍒

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 21, 2021 AT 11:01 am

        Aw yay! I love hearing this, Lauren! So glad this smoothie has been such a hit. Thanks for the review!1

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