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


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

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.


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Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth.

  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

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

Keywords: chocolate cherry smoothie

 

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    27 comments
  1. 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!

  2. 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!

    • 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.

  3. 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! 🙂

  4. 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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