This cocoa cherry smoothie has been one of my favorite breakfasts lately. It gives me a chocolate fix with no added sugar whatsoever. I photographed it with fresh fruit but make it with frozen organic sweet cherries from Costco. Cocoa and cherries are an unbeatable combination (as in Black Forest Cake), and both are nutritious ingredients.
I use Green & Black’s Organic Cocoa to avoid child labor. I have no business connection with them, just enjoy their product.
- 1½ cups frozen sweet cherries
- 1 cup alternative milk of choice (soy, almond)
- ¼ tsp. vanilla powder or extract
- 1½ Tbsp. cocoa powder
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend. This makes a thick, very cold smoothie, for a thinner one add an extra ½ cup of milk.