Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie – only 5 ingredients and a few short minutes is all you need to make this healthy, yet indulgent, creamy drink.
This Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie tastes more like a decadent dessert than breakfast and that’s why I love it so much. Of course, my kids love it, too, and since there is NO sugar or sweeteners, I feel good about serving this healthy, dairy free smoothie to them. Actually, my son thinks he doesn’t like cherries, but he happily sucks this down and makes those straw slurping noises when he gets to the bottom. M: “What’s in this, Mom? Me: “It’s a Chocolate Smoothie.” M: “Mmmmmm.”
Cherries are high in potassium, Vitamin C and beta carotene and are loaded with antioxidants. They taste pretty darn good as well (just don’t ask my son!). Fresh cherries are so good in the summer, but I keep frozen cherries in my freezer most of the year to make smoothies such as this one. I actually prefer to make my smoothies with frozen fruit because then there is no need to water down the flavor with ice cubes.
It doesn’t hurt that it’s a beautiful pink color either. That’s how I win over my daughter who loves everything pink, wears a sparkly pink tiara all day, and wants to be a princess when she grows up. I’m pretty certain that princesses drink Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothies!
This smoothie makes the perfect breakfast, snack or dessert! And I bet it would make awesome frozen pops, but I haven’t tried that….yet. Summer is coming….
Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie
I hope you love this Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie as much as we do. If you try it, please come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback. You can also find me on social media. Be sure to tag @veggie_inspired and #veggieinspired so I’m sure to see it. Enjoy!
- 1 cup chocolate almond milk (or 1 cup unsweetened almond milk and 1 tbsp cocoa powder)
- 1 cup frozen cherries (or fresh, pitted)
- 1 very ripe banana
- 1 heaping tbsp natural peanut butter (or 2 tbsp if you really love PB like I do!)
- Dash of cinnamon
- Handful of ice cubes (optional, but highly recommeded if you use fresh cherries instead of frozen)
- Blend well in a high speed blender and enjoy!