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

Mocha Cherry Smoothie

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1


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. 


  • 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
  • 12 drops of liquid stevia for added sweetness (optional)


  1. 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!
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 342
  • Sugar: 20g
  • Sodium: 297mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 23g

Keywords: mocha cherry smoothie

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    1. Amanda
      September 9, 2020 AT 9:30 am

      This smoothie recipe became one of my all-time favorites after making it one time. I had 2 XL bags of cherries and some cold brew already made when I saw the recipe on instagram, I was skeptical about adding cold brew and how the cherry flavor would turn out. This smoothie is creamy, filling, not over powering and just so dang good 🙂

      Ps. I now use 1/2-3/4 cup of cold brew and less almond milk for more of a coffee flavor.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 9, 2020 AT 5:47 pm

        Ahh yay! I’m so glad you’ve been loving this recipe, Amanda! Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    2. Oliver
      September 4, 2019 AT 8:18 am

      Wow!! This is so delicious and yummy.. I loved it alot 🙂

    3. Coco in the Kitchen
      January 8, 2014 AT 5:14 pm

      I just had a mocha cherry shake @ Ruby’s last w/end and it’s all I can think about.
      Your version is so much healthier and sounds tasty.
      Can’t wait to try it!

    4. Shannon @ TheDrinkBuzz
      December 22, 2012 AT 12:14 pm

      This smoothie sounds delicious. Sounds like a good healthy drink 🙂

    5. Jessica
      August 27, 2012 AT 8:39 pm

      so trying this tomorrow!

    6. Beth @ Tasty Yummies
      August 27, 2012 AT 2:25 pm

      This looks absolutely incredible! I love adding coffee to my smoothies, such a fun and special treat!

    7. Alexia
      August 27, 2012 AT 5:03 am

      chocolate and cherry is a match made in heaven.. and so is coffee and banana…. love them all together! great smoothie!

    8. Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl
      August 27, 2012 AT 1:05 am

      and I have a bunch of cherries that need to be used up. this comes at the perfect time! pinned. 😉

    9. Daria
      August 25, 2012 AT 2:03 am

      Great combination:)

    10. Lindsay
      August 24, 2012 AT 8:49 pm

      yum! happy friday!

    11. janetha
      August 24, 2012 AT 2:53 pm

      hahaha i love you. and it wasn’t a purposeful spill? then i can get behind that! plus, it looks so delicious. mmm.. cherries… going to pick some up at the market tomorrow! xo

    12. elise
      August 24, 2012 AT 2:16 pm

      i love using frozen cherries in smoothies! thanks for the reminder…i better get some to freeze before summer produce dwindles away…

    13. Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers
      August 24, 2012 AT 1:14 pm

      Cherry + Mocha = Heaven!

      Happy Friday!

    14. glidingcalm
      August 24, 2012 AT 11:47 am

      sounds delishhhhhh!

      1. Eating Bird Food
        August 25, 2012 AT 11:49 am

        Ahhhh…. I’ve missed you GC! 🙂

    15. Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear
      August 24, 2012 AT 11:42 am

      This looks fab! I didn’t make a smoothie, but I did make a sweet (and healthy) coffee drink this morning too! Mine was a lot more simple though. Just iced coffee with a bit of chocolate pb2 and a scoop of sugar-free chocolate fudge instant pudding mix. Oh and some almond milk too. Delicious coffee drink for 50 calories? Take that Starbucks!

      But seriously, I need to try this fancy cherry mocha latte smoothie!

    16. Rachel
      August 24, 2012 AT 11:06 am

      Sounds great! I’m obsessed with smoothies 🙂

    17. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat
      August 24, 2012 AT 10:25 am

      I’m obssessed with cherries in smoothies – I haven’t tried them with chocolate yet, and a bit of caffeine never hurts! 😉

    18. Taylor
      August 24, 2012 AT 9:23 am

      This is going to be a perfect post workout smoothie today!

    19. gayla
      August 24, 2012 AT 9:16 am

      This looks great, perfect for any day but look forward to making this in the fall, sipping on one with my daughter!!!

    20. Gabby @ Gabby’s Gluten-Free
      August 24, 2012 AT 9:07 am

      This sounds soooo good! You had me at coffee & chocolate 😉

      Also, I can’t wait for fall!

    21. Katie
      August 24, 2012 AT 9:02 am

      I never thought of using coffee in a fruit smoothie-interesting! I cannot wait for fall to come; sweaters, scarves, and uggs..we can still drink smoothies, just bring some mittens along 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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