Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Warning: You are about to become addicted to the following recipe.  It’s not my fault.  Okay, maybe it is.

Therefore, we need to set a few things straight.

You cannot hold me responsible when your grocery bill spikes because you bought 10lbs of frozen cherries. 

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You may not yell at me for creating a recipe that uses chocolate in a good-for-you kind of way.

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Your significant other may yell at you when you tell him/her you’re making a love-filled Valentine’s Day smoothie only to find out that you immediately drank the entire thing straight from the blender.

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You are allowed to do a happy dance because this smoothie contains no bananas. I love bananas in smoothies but I know many don’t. 

It will only be natural to wonder how you ever survived before this smoothie came into existence. 

You will quite possibly/most definitely want to slurp this down ever single day. 

You won’t even believe how well chocolate and cherry compliment each other and how much richness just a little bit of coconut milk can add.

I’m warning you…

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Chocolate Cherry Smoothie gluten-free, vegan // yields 2 small or 1 large smoothie, ~20oz

  • 2 1/2 cups frozen cherries
  • 1/2 – 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, or soy/rice/hemp
  • 1/2 cup full-fat canned coconut milk, well whisked
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2-3 pitted medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Place all ingredients in your blender starting with only 1/2 cup of almond milk.  Blend until creamy.  Add more milk for a thinner consistency.  Add extra dates for more sweetness.  I used 3 but would use 2 next time.

notes: Soak the dates in warm water for an 1-2 hours for easier blending [high powered blenders should work fine without soaking if the dates are tender]. The coconut milk adds richness but does not impart a coconut flavor.

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This tastes like dessert but it’s definitely breakfast-able.  Or, anytime-able.

It’s basically the best smoothie ever.