Cherry Chocolate Almond Green Smoothie

Cherry Chocolate Almond Green Smoothie

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Yesterday, to kick off my green smoothie week, I shared with you a starter “not so green” green smoothie. Today, I want to share another green smoothie that lacks green color and also big on flavor and nutrition – my cherry chocolate almond green smoothie. The cherries give the smoothie a dark reddish color hiding all the greens in this smoothie.

I made a cherry vanilla green smoothie a couple months ago. It quickly became one of my favorites so I decided to play around a little bit with it for green smoothie week. Two flavors that came to mind when I thought about cherries was chocolate and almond. Not sure why. But as I was brainstorming that is what popped into my mind so I went with it.

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For the chocolate part I used unsweetened cocoa powder. Usually, when I use cherries, I don’t need to add any additional sweetener but with the cocoa I did use 2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup to sweeten it up a bit.

I decided to use raw whole almonds along with almond milk for the almond flavor in this smoothie. I have seen raw nuts used plenty of times in green smoothie recipes and I thought this would be a great smoothie to try it out. I loved it. The almond flavor was subtle but still there. I really enjoyed it. Almonds do add a lot of extra fat and calories to this smoothie. But keep in mind it is good fat. Plus almonds also add a lot of fiber and protein making this smoothie very filling.

The flavor of the chocolate cherry almond green smoothie is absolutely delicious. It actually tasted more like a dessert. I love having recipes that satisfy my sweet tooth but still offer lots of goodness and nutrition too.

I used the new Vitamix S30 to blend up this smoothie recipe. It worked great. This blender is a perfect size for someone cooking for 1 or 2 people or maybe just has a small kitchen. It is small, sleek, and easy to hide away when done using. It  comes with a 20 ounce to go cup and a 40 ounce container that the recipe can be blended in. I will post my full Vitamix S30 review on Friday.

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Cherry Chocolate Almond Green Smoothie
 
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Recipe type: green smoothie recipe, vitamix recipe
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 2 tablespoons raw whole almonds
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • water if needed for consistency
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix 32 ounce container and secure into place on the blender.
  2. Turn dial to 1 then slowly increase to 10.
  3. Blend for 25 - 30 seconds or until you get the consistency you would like. If it is to thick add a little water and blend again.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 288 Fat: 12 Carbohydrates: 45 WW Points +: 8 Fiber: 10 Protein: 9

Disclosure: Vitamix gave me a Vitamix S30 Blender to use for this recipe. All opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. Kelly Odneal says:

    Instead of frozen cherries, would fresh cherries work?

  2. this was delish!!
    thanks for the recipe
    Brett

  3. What do you mean by “½ cup baby spinach”? There would be a huge difference in the amount of greens used depending on whether you mean “drop leaves in until they reach the top of the cup” versus “pack them in tightly.”

  4. Donna C says:

    Are these smoothies meal replacemets?

  5. Very good. I would put a little less coco and more cherries. But this was amazing.

  6. Sallyann says:

    Just made Cherry Chocolate Almond Green Smoothie it was not hard to convince my 13 yr old it was desert he loved it. Awesome!

  7. Cherries are one of my favorite fruits to add to smoothies! Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Michelle says:

    This was yummy! I tasted it before adding the greens I had (not spinach) and really liked it. I might try soaking the almonds next time – if I can remember. 🙂 Thank you for this recipe!

  9. Hi- Just made this smoothie and it is great. A comment: there is no link for it in the recipes section, I had a tough time finding it again. A couple of questions: Is there any drawback to making a large batch and keeping it in the fridge? Have you tried it with a cherry strawberry (or other berry) mix? Thank you

  10. I love all of your smoothie recipes! For those protein users; I use chocolate protein! Substitute it for the cocoa and syrup and also use almond milk which has fewer calories per cup.

  11. This smoothie is so good! Tastes like a milkshake, and yet it’s vegan and has spinach and almonds in it! So good will definitely be making this again!

  12. This smoothie is so good! Tastes like and milkshake

  13. Could i use any frozen berries instead of cherries?

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