Mocha Cherry Smoothie



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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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4.71 from 24 votes

Mocha Cherry Smoothie

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. 
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

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mocha cherry smoothie
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  1. 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!

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

    Also, I can’t wait for fall!

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

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

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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

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

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

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

  11. 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!

  12. 5 stars
    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. 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. 🙂

  13. 5 stars
    This one gives me all the feels. Cherries, chelate, almond butter AND BANANAS. It’s the BEST OF all worlds food. Love it

  14. 5 stars
    Amped up my morning coffee routine with this smoothie and WOW! The cherries add for such a sweet flavor, I didn’t even need to add the optional sweetener. If you’re looking for a yummy smoothie with a little added caffeine, I would highly recommend this one!

    1. Woo! I love hearing this, Taylor! I’m so glad this smoothie was a hit. Thanks for the review. It means the world to me!

  15. 5 stars
    This recipe is both delicious and filling. I always make the same (boring) smoothie but NOT this one – what a lovely combination of flavors. Try it – you won’t be disappointed! Thanks for creating this masterpiece.

    1. Ah yay! So glad you enjoyed this smoothie, Mellisa! Thanks for the review. It means the world to me 🙂

  16. 5 stars
    This is another favorite of mine.
    Love using fresh and frozen cherries w my Truvani greens + proteins, nuzest protein

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

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

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

    1. 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!

  20. 5 stars
    Just a prefect combination! I used some expression powder as I didn’t have cold brew and it tasted great.

    1. 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!