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.
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!
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.
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