Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie

This easy Chocolate Cherry Smoothie is the perfect creamy and flavorful on-the-go breakfast to add to your morning routine! It uses antioxidant-rich frozen cherries and cocoa powder to get a chocolate covered cherry flavor! It’s is dairy-free, packed with healthy fats and so delicious. 

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A smoothie is the ultimate quick breakfast or snack in every season. This Chocolate Cherry Smoothie tastes so good AND it’s healthy! Packed with antioxidant rich cherries and healthy fats thanks to the added coconut oil, this smoothie will satisfy you well until your next meal.

What’s in it?

  • Frozen Cherries
  • Cocoa or Cacoa Powder
  • Banana
  • Coconut Oil
  • Almond Milk
  • Collagen Peptides or Protein Powder

Ingredients for chocolate cherry smoothie

We almost always get asked what can be substituted for the banana for smoothies. The banana makes the smoothie thick and creamy and adds sweetness. If you want to replace the banana, you could swap it with some frozen cauliflower. The cauliflower will give it the right texture while adding in some extra nutrition! However you might want to add a tablespoon of maple syrup to account for the loss of sweetness from the banana.

Tips for Making Smoothies

  1. You can make your own smoothie packs to make smoothie making a breeze! See this post for more information on how to do that.
  2. Use frozen fruit! Both the cherries and the banana should be frozen here to get the right texture on the smoothie.
  3. If your smoothie is too thick you can add in a 1/4 cup of almond milk or water at a time to get it creamy. If it’s too thin, add in some more frozen fruit or ice.

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  • Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

    Prep Time 00:05 Total Time 00:05 Yields 1

    Ingredients

      Directions

      1. Place all ingredients in blender until smooth and creamy.
      2. Garnish with additional cocoa powder, if desired.
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    Cherry, Coconut and Chocolate Granola

    Granola can be a great whole grain breakfast or snack, especially when paired with yogurt! This Cherry, Coconut and Chocolate Granola is full of fiber and healthy fats, but more important it tastes so delicious! It’s super crispy and has the perfect combination of tart cherries, sweet coconut flakes and big chunks of chocolate! It’s gluten-free and refined sugar free and so easy to make!

    How do you dry out granola

    Cherry Coconut and Chocolate Granola

    Ready for a story? Once upon a time Lexi was on vacation and was in a cute store offering cute looking wares and picked up some cute looking granola. She was hungry so grabbed two bags and went to pay. Not paying attention to the cost until after she left, she quickly discovered she had just unwittingly spent $40 on granola. YES you read that right: $40. Well she was still mad when digging into the bag to taste it, but once tasting that granola she immediately released all anger because the granola was SO GOOD. Vowing to make up for the $40 granola she knew she would spread the wealth by creating a new granola recipe for her recipe site that matched it and voila: this new Cherry, Coconut and Chocolate Granola recipe was born.

    We’ve explored making the BEST granola before, but this recipe for Cherry, Coconut and Chocolate Granola is quite different than that one. The biggest difference is our other granola recipe is all about the granola clusters! This one is cluster free, and is an olive oil granola. What stands out and makes this granola so dang good is the crisp texture of the individual oats and coconut flakes and the salt. We added just enough salt to really bring out all of the flavors of the granola and it is borderline addicting.

    So the good news is that in the end, that $40 granola was worth it, because it spurred on this amazing new recipe (as well as one other that will be forthcoming in a a few weeks). But Lexi has learned a valuable lesson for sure: when in one of those cute cute shops on vacation, ALWAYS check the price tag lest you end up with granola for millionaires.

    How do you preserve homemade granola

    How long does homemade granola last?

    You can store this granola at room temperature in an air tight for about a month! But honestly it’s doubtful a batch will last that long, because it’s hard to stop snacking on it.

    Are oats gluten-free?

    Oats are naturally gluten-free, but stray wheat, rye, or barley can be introduced during the harvesting and transportation. So if you have a gluten allergy or intolerance look for the gluten-free labeled rolled oats.

    What kind of oats do you use for granola

    Eat homemade granola with:

    • Nut milk and berries
    • Yogurt
    • Smoothie bowls
    • As a snack
    • On top of ice cream
    • With banana or an apple and nut butter

    Is homemade granola bad for you

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    Cherry, Coconut and Chocolate Granola

    Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:22 Total Time 00:32 Yields 6 cups

    Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the cherries and chocolate chips and stir to combine.
    3. Pour on prepared baking sheet and shake until it is in one even layer.
    4. Bake at 350 for 22 minutes, turning the mixture halfway through so it bakes evenly.
    5. Let cool and toss with cherries and chocolate chunks. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one month.

    Recipe Notes

    1. You can substitute pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds for the pecans if you'd like to make a nut free version.
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    Cherry Lemonade Smoothie

    I think we can officially agree that it’s smoothie season

    A few weeks back we shared with you my Island Blast Green Smoothie for Healthy Food Friday with American Express. Today, let’s switch gear to a drink turned smoothie. Cherry lemonade… smoothie style!

    P.S. If you need a quick reminder on how to build the perfect smoothie, this is for you!

    Build the ultimate smoothie
    Let’s do this! My secret smoothie weapon? Chia seeds. They add that little extra creamy texture, plus are loaded with health benefits. They are packed with antioxidants, high in omega-3 fatty acids, and are loaded with Vitamin C, Iron, and Potassium.

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    Cherry Lemonade Smoothie

    Cherry Lemonade Smoothie
    Serves 2
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    Ingredients
    1. 1 cup frozen cherries
    2. 1 cup almond milk or full-fat coconut milk
    3. 1 tbsp lemon juice
    4. 1 tsp chia seeds
    5. 1 tsp raw honey or sweetener of choice
    6. 1 handful of ice
    Instructions
    1. Place all ingredients in your high-speed blender and blend until smooth
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    Cherry Lemonade Smoothie

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