Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

This decadent chocolate cherry smoothie has been in my rotation for years. It's one of my favorites and I am certain it will be one of yours too.

Frozen cherries, frozen banana, cacao powder, almond butter, cinnamon, and plant milk blend together to create this smoothie reminiscent of a chocolate covered cherry.

Can I use cocoa powder?

Yes. Cocoa powder can be subbed for cacao powder if you don't have it on hand.

How much cacao do I use?

I fluctuate between using 2-3 tbsp depending on how chocolatey I want the smoothie to be. Two tbsp yields a cherry forward smoothie and 3 tbsp yields a cacao forward smoothie.

You can use other nut butters however my recommendation is almond butter as it compliments the cherry and cacao flavors beautifully.

If you find you need a sweetener medjool dates are my recommendation.

Cherry Chocolate Smoothie

Vegan | Gluten Free | Soy Free

Servings: 1

Equipment: High speed blender


1 frozen banana, approximately 3/4 cup sliced

1 cup frozen cherries

2-3 tbsp cacao powder

2 tbsp almond butter

3/4 cup plant milk

Dash cinnamon


1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth.

2. Taste and adjust flavor/texture if desired. Best if enjoyed immediately. Can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container like a mason jar up to 24 hours. Can be frozen for up to a week. To thaw put in the fridge overnight.

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