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!
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.
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
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.