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Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

A delicious chocolate cherry smoothie with no banana for a healthy morning breakfast.  Filled with protein, spinach and frozen cherries, this healthy smoothie recipe will keep you full and nourished!

A delicious chocolate cherry smoothie with no banana for a healthy morning breakfast.  Filled with protein, spinach and frozen cherries, this healthy smoothie recipe will keep you full and nourished!

  • Author: Lyndsey
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 1
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Snacks

Ingredients

Scale

1 cup milk

1 cup spinach

3/4 cup frozen cherries

1 tbsp almond butter

1 serving protein of choice (mine was 2 scoops)

1 tbsp cacao

Instructions

Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender (I recommend the Vitamix).

Layer in this order – liquid, spinach, powders, fruit.

Blend on low for 40 seconds and then on high for 20 seconds to achieve a smooth smoothie with no chunks.

Notes

Protein Choice – what kind of protein should I use in a smoothie?  what else can I put in my smoothie for protein?

I tend to opt for plant protein with whole food ingredients.  For this recipe I used Care of Plant Protein.

Milk Choice – is it better to make a smoothie with milk or water?

Making a smoothie with milk versus water will depend on your preference.  Milk and nut milks tend to make smoothies thicker while water will make it thinner.

I recommend Organic Valley milks for dairy milks and Califia for plant and oat milks.

What fruits blend well together for smoothies?

My favorite combinations for fruits that blend well together are:

  • Mixed Berries
  • Strawberry and Kiwi
  • Peach and Mango

Check out this post for some of my favorite smoothie combinations and how to make smoothie bags to freeze ahead!

What blender makes the best smoothies?

I recently purchased a Vitamix and could not recommend it more!  It is definitely pricier than some blenders but highly worth the investment if making smoothies is something you do frequently.

Keywords: chocolate cherry smoothie, healthy smoothie recipe, chocolate cherry spinach smoothie

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