Vegan Cherry Chocolate Smoothie

If you’ve been hesitant to try a green smoothie, this delicious Cherry Chocolate Smoothie is for you. It’s dairy-free and has the texture of a creamy chocolate milkshake!

Vegan Cherry Chocolate Smoothie recipe

Featuring sweet cherries, raw cacao, and creamy avocado, this smoothie is loaded with nutrition. I originally posted the recipe for it nearly 4 years ago, and it’s still one of my favorites!

Cherries are a natural and powerful anti-inflammatory, which may help to lower the overall risk factors for heart disease, including inflammation, body fat, and cholesterol. These anti-inflammatory qualities may also be beneficial for those with arthritis, and thanks to a hefty boost of antioxidants, cherries may also help regulate sleep cycles and fight free-radicals, possibly reducing the risk for cancer. The fact that they taste amazing in this shake is just bonus.

The sweet cherries and rich cocoa powder completely hide the “green” flavor and color in this smoothie, so no one will ever realize that it contains a sneaky serving of spinach and avocado in each sip. Fat soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, D, E, and K, are assimilated better when consumed with a small amount of fat. So, you’ll benefit from all of the nutrition found in this shake thanks to the healthy monounsaturated fat found in avocado.

I’ll often use water to blend up this recipe in a pinch, but it’s extra-creamy if you use homemade almond milk. I hope you’ll enjoy this vegan Cherry Chocolate Smoothie as much as I do!This Cherry Chocolate Smoothie packs a sneaky serving of avocado!

4.86 from 7 votes
vegan cherry chocolate smoothie
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Cherry Chocolate Shake (Vegan)
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Fresh Fruit  |  Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Egg-free, Soy-free, Vegan

If you've been hesitant to try a green smoothie, this Cherry Chocolate Smoothie is for you. It's dairy-free and has the texture of a creamy chocolate milkshake!

Course: Dessert
Servings: 1
Calories: 303 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water or almond milk
  • 2 large handfuls of fresh spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen sweet cherries (pitted)
  • 1/4 ripe avocado (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 heaping tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • 3-4 ice cubes (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender, and blend until completely smooth and creamy. Serve immediately!
Recipe Notes

If you don't have a powerful blender, I'd recommend blending together the water and spinach first, until the greens are completely liquified. Then, add in the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

Substitutions:

  • If you have trouble finding frozen pitted cherries, you can use frozen strawberries instead. If you don’t care for avocado, try adding a tablespoon of almond butter as an alternative.
  • If you want a sweeter shake, try adding 1 to 2 pitted Medjool dates, or 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup.
  • Since there’s no cooking involved in this recipe, you can taste and adjust as you go until it’s perfect. Feel free to add more cacao powder or fruit as you like!

Reader Feedback: Are you a fan of green smoothies? If so, what’s your favorite combination?

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Comments

Julie

Have you used anything besides cherries?

    Megan

    The cherry flavor is my favorite, but I have a feel any other berry would work, too!

Isabella

Just made this without the avocado. So yummy! Thanks for another amazing recipe 🙂

Suzie

I love my green smoothies!!! I have been doing (2) a day for a couple of weeks… One for breakfast and one for lunch! I’ve lost a little extra weight… Since July… 8 lbs total! I like both the French Vanilla as well as the Dutch Choc. Complete! Anything goes, however, not too much fruit… 🙂 This mornings recipe:

1 scoop of Dutch Chocolate Complete
handful of Organic Spinach
handful of Organic Kale
1/2 frozen banana
1 C. frozen blueberrys
1 small apple
1 heaping T. spoon of ground flaxseed
2 cups of almond milk and blend! 🙂
I share this with my hubbie! Yum!

Lunch – just almond milk, chocolate complete and some frozen strawberries! 🙂

Mary Haugen

Note to self. Freeze bananas after peeled and already cut up. Cut and pit cherries prior to freezing as well. Otherwise, this was very yummy!!!

sally r

Try using organic tofu in exchange for the avocado.Any fruit will work. We have been having these for breakfast for over 44 years, quite addicting. I always add chia seeds, flax seeds and hemp hearts. On the Oregon coast here we can grow kale, spinach, romaine, chard and other greens year round. Give them a try, so tasty even the kids love them (the kids are in their 40’s now)

Mary

I just tried this today. I was out of spinach, so I threw some cauliflower in with juice from a zucchini. Left out the avocado. It was good.

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