Cherries are so amazing right now, plus they have been really cheap at the grocery store. My eyes are always bigger than my stomach, so I end up buying way too many pounds of cherries, and have to come up with creative ways to use them up!
Last week, I shared this rustic crisp featuring some beautiful cherries. Today, I am sharing with you one of my favorite smoothies!
Something about cherries and chocolate just makes me feel like I am having something really decadent 🙂
Chocolate Cherry Smoothie
- 8 ripe cherries, pitted
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder **
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or your favorite milk)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use vegan)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- A few tsp of honey (optional)
- 1 cup ice (optional)
Blend everything until smoothie! Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup if you really want something delicious!
Chemist Note: You can use regular cocoa powder or dutch processed cocoa powder which has a richer, more brownie like taste 🙂 If you are interested in learning more about cocoa powder,check out this post!
In case you missed how I pit cherries, here it is below! I use a strong plastic strong, and just push them out. Works good and it makes it go fast!