I hope you will agree that this recipe for Chocolate Cherry Smoothie is absolutely delicious. Frozen sweet cherries blended with cocoa powder and a hint of maple syrup and vanilla extract is an absolutely heavenly combination! This recipe is dairy-free, vegan, and paleo, and only takes a few minutes to make.

two glasses of dark pink cherry smoothie

Sweet cherries can be found in the frozen section of most grocery stores, and they are a fantastic ingredient for smoothies. Cherries are also a very nutritious fruit and have lots of health benefits.

Cherries also pair really well with chocolate, and this Chocolate Cherry Smoothie is not exception. You can use either cocoa powder or cacao powder to add the rich chocolate flavor. Chocolate is also a really healthy ingredient and is rich in antioxidants.

This smoothie has no dairy in it whatsoever, but the texture is rich and creamy. If you want to add even more nutrition, you can include a 1/2 cup of frozen cauliflower (read my post on how to freeze cauliflower for smoothies).

You can also substitute two pitted dates for the maple syrup, if you prefer.

Add a scoop of protein powder to make this a meal replacement.

labeled photo with ingredients for cherry smoothie

Recipe Steps

Step One

Place your milk, frozen cherries, maple syrup, cocoa powder, and vanilla in the pitcher of a high speed blender. Add the protein powder and frozen cauliflower, if you are using.

I highly recommend using a high speed blender like a Blendtec or a Vitamix.

If you don’t want to use boxed coconut beverage in this recipe, you can make your own homemade coconut milk.

And, as always, please check the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

ingredients for cherry smoothie in a blendtec blender

Step Two

Blend your ingredients on high for about 30 seconds, or until the smoothie is completely blended and creamy.

cherry smoothie in a glass ready to be consumed

Step Three

Once you’ve blended your cherry smoothie, then you can serve it right out of the blender.

Pro Tips

  • You can easily double or triple this recipe depending on how many servings you want.
  • Make your own homemade coconut beverage, or buy it in the carton from the store (not the canned version).
  • You can use either cocoa powder or cacao powder.
  • Use a Blendtec or a Vitamix to ensure that the smoothie gets very creamy and fully blended.
  • Add 1/2 cup of frozen cauliflower for extra nutrition and fiber.

FAQs

I don’t have a Vitamix. Can I make this in a regular blender?

Yes, you can! It may not be as smooth, but it will still be delicious.

What kind of protein powder do you recommend?

I like using collagen protein, but you can also use an unsweetened pea protein for vegan diets.

Other Dairy-Free Smoothie Recipes You Might Like

Or, check out my entire list of healthy smoothies, all made with no dairy!

two glasses of cherry smoothie on a table with frozen cherries and spoons

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sweet cherry smoothie served in a pretty clear glass with a gold fork

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie


Description

I hope you will agree that this recipe for Chocolate Cherry Smoothie is absolutely delicious. Frozen sweet cherries blended with cocoa powder and a hint of maple syrup and vanilla extract is an absolutely heavenly combination! This recipe is dairy-free, vegan, and paleo, and only takes a few minutes to make.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups frozen sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup coconut beverage (the kind found in a box)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or two pitted dates)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder or 2 teaspoons cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 frozen cauliflower (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place your frozen cherries, milk, maple syrup, cocoa powder, and vanilla in the pitcher of a high speed blender. Add the protein powder and frozen cauliflower, if you are using.
  2. Blend your ingredients on high for about 30 seconds, or until the smoothie is completely blended and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 48 hours.

Notes

  1. You can easily double or triple this recipe depending on how many servings you want.
  2. You can substitute two pitted dates for the maple syrup, if you prefer.
  3. Add a scoop of protein powder to make this a meal replacement.
  4. The nutrition data included with this recipe does not include the protein powder or cauliflower, and is only an estimate.
  5. Reduce the amount of milk in this recipe to 1/4 of a cup to make this a smoothie bowl.
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: vegan cherry smoothie, dairy-free smoothie, sweet cherry smoothie

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