Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Get your chocolate fix (and your greens) with this thick and decadent chocolate cherry smoothie with cocoa powder, frozen cherries, baby greens and almond butter. Vegan and gluten-free.

The cherry and chocolate smoothie combo isn’t something new for me. I’ve been in love with it ever since trying Kristen’s Cherry Chocolate Bomb Shake a few years ago. For some reason back then it seemed like frozen cherries were hard to find, but lately I’ve been seeing them every time I go to the store so I decided to buy a bag and experiment with an updated chocolate cherry smoothie.

Chocolate Cherry Smoothies served in clear mason jars on wood cutting board.

This time I jazzed things up a bit by adding a cup of baby greens (love a green smoothie) as well as a little almond butter for some healthy fats.

I personally really like the bittersweet flavor that the cacao powder adds and the tartness from the cherries, but if you like things a little on the sweeter side I’d recommend adding in frozen banana chunks or a few medjool dates into the smoothie too. Either of these will sweeten it right up!

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Ingredients on wood cutting board.

Frozen Cherries are Key

Using frozen cherries gives the smoothie a thick consistency and makes it really cold, which I prefer. Room temp smoothies just aren’t my thing!

This smoothie is meant to serve one, but it can also be halved and used as a snack. I portioned mine into two small mason jars and stored one in the fridge for later.

Chocolate Cherry Smoothies To Go -- served in clear mason jars with lids.

If you make this chocolate cherry smoothie, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers who are thinking about making the recipe. 

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Chocolate Cherry Smoothie


Get your chocolate fix (and your greens) with this thick and decadent chocolate cherry smoothie with cocoa powder, frozen cherries, baby greens and almond butter. Vegan and gluten-free.


  • 2 cups frozen cherries
  • 1 Tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons raw cocoa powder
  • 1 cup baby greens
  • 1/2 frozen banana or 2 pitted Medjool dates (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 304
  • Sugar: 30g
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 49g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Protein: 8g

Keywords: chocolate cherry smoothie


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    1. Alan
      October 9, 2020 AT 5:10 am

      It seems so yummy, nice recipe

    2. Cynthia | What A Girl Eats
      February 9, 2017 AT 7:29 pm

      Cherry and chocolate is the best flavor combination ever! This sounds great!

    3. Heather Kinnaird
      February 9, 2017 AT 10:54 am

      wishing I had some cherries right now, we LOVE that cacao powder

    4. Shashi at RunninSrilankan
      February 9, 2017 AT 10:21 am

      This cherry and chocolate smoothie sounds wonderful and I love how much goodness you packed into it!

    5. melissa king
      November 30, 2016 AT 8:35 am

      I love how easy it is to get frozen cherries now too. And I love the chocolate cherry combo. So good!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 30, 2016 AT 9:49 am

        Agreed! They were hard to find for a while. And chocolate cherry is so good! I can’t get over it.

    6. Nicole Taggart
      November 29, 2016 AT 9:23 pm

      ugh snow.
      But this smoothie looks so good and refreshing

    7. Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes
      November 29, 2016 AT 5:26 pm

      I love chocolate and cherries together!! I love that you added greens to it. Smoothies are the best. Even in the winter!:)

    8. Heather Kinnaird
      November 29, 2016 AT 9:50 am

      I really miss the snow, and thunk my kids would love waking up to a snowy yard and no school, but snow or no snow I just love this smoothie idea, I never use cherries and we all love them

    9. kita roberts
      November 29, 2016 AT 8:37 am

      Oh man! This smoothie looks crazy delicious. I am always hunting for fresh new recipes to add to the rotation.

    10. Vanessa
      March 10, 2015 AT 8:54 am

      This was amazing!! I have a small “personal” sized smoothie blender so I cut the cherries down to one cup in order to fit everything in and it was still delicious. It felt decadent to have for breakfast!

    11. Ashley S.
      March 7, 2015 AT 10:22 am

      Wow!!! I made this for breakfast! It’s so chocolatey and decadent. Thanks, Brittany 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 7, 2015 AT 2:33 pm

        Yay! So glad you liked it.

    12. Jess Dang
      February 28, 2015 AT 8:41 pm

      I love cherries but have never had them in a smoothie – such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    13. Tiffany
      February 28, 2015 AT 12:32 pm

      Hi Brittany, thank you so much for this recipe! I made it this morning and it is now my new favorite smoothie! The only change I made was to use unsweetened almond milk in place of the water. I also added the optional dates. It honestly tasted like a rich chocolate dessert.

      Thanks again and happy weekend!

    14. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
      February 28, 2015 AT 10:42 am

      I recently started adding mangoes to smoothies, but have never used cherries. Sounds delish! Stay warm! 🙂

      1. Swarna
        February 28, 2015 AT 11:29 am

        Brittany, thanks a lot for the coupon code! I am planning to purchase one in the next couple of days. I have a Ninja now but not too happy with it.

    15. kathy
      February 27, 2015 AT 10:58 pm

      sugar seems high—where does it all come from?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2015 AT 8:19 am

        The cherries.

    16. Amanda
      February 27, 2015 AT 3:18 pm

      I love that I can sneak the greens into the smoothie without charging the color

    17. AGS
      February 27, 2015 AT 3:06 pm

      I tried a similar one with strawberries the other day. Frozen cherries sounds even more delicious. Thanks!

    18. Jenny Bender
      February 27, 2015 AT 1:16 pm

      Yum! I have been drinking green smoothies with almond butter + half a frozen banana + cashew milk lately. I used to love chocolate cherry protein shakes, so I will have to combine the two! 🙂

    19. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
      February 27, 2015 AT 11:50 am

      This looks yummy and I have that exact cacao powder. I need to make!

    20. Les @ The Balanced Berry
      February 27, 2015 AT 10:32 am

      Yum! Chocolate + Cherry = a match made in heaven!

    21. Swarna
      February 27, 2015 AT 10:12 am

      Hi Brittany,

      Happy Friday:)

      Looks yummy! Can you please tell me what blender you use? Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 27, 2015 AT 2:08 pm

        Hi Swarna! I have a Vitamix and love it. 🙂

    22. Swarna
      February 27, 2015 AT 10:14 pm

      Hi Brittany,

      Thank you for your prompt response. One more question… I saw they have C & G series and some reviews say they are very loud…which model do you own?

      Thanks in advance and have a great weekend!

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