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two glasses of chocolate cherry almond smoothie with fresh cherries, cacao powder, and almond butter

Chocolate Cherry Almond Smoothie


  • Author: Caitlin Shoemaker
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Chocolate Cherry Almond Smoothie is creamy, dreamy, and bursting with juicy cherry flavor! Made from only 5 simple and healthy ingredients.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup (140 g) frozen cherries, pits removed
  • 1/21 cup (118235 ml) non-dairy milk (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 tablespoon cacao or cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon natural almond butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Optional: sweetener of choice (see notes)
  • Other Optional add-ins: 1 scoop protein powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and/or 1/2″ piece fresh ginger

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Use less milk for a thicker smoothie, or more for a thinner smoothie.
  2. Blend on high for 30-60 seconds, until the smoothie is smooth and creamy. Pour into a drinking glass and serve chilled.

Notes

  • Sweetener options: this smoothie is moderately sweet; if you wish to make it sweeter, you can add 1/2 of a frozen banana or 1-3 teaspoons of maple syrup. You can also add a protein powder that is naturally sweetened!