This recipe was requested by my husband Jason - he's a slightly reformed sweet tooth who fights a daily battle with the fundraising chocolates at work. One of his favourites is Cherry Ripe, which I made a raw slice version of HERE. Anyway, I had some leftovers cherries from one of the desserts that I created for my BecomingSweet cookbook, and he asked if I could make a chocolate and cherry flavored smoothie for breakfast on the weekend - so here it is my "Black Forest Smoothie".
This is a very rich smoothie - which owes to the cacao and avocado - with a tart edge, though this would probably depend on the cherries you use. I had almond milk on hand, but suspect coconut milk might be even better (and a closer match to the inspiration for the recipe). It received good reviews, with the observation that it was at it's best when served cold - so if you are using fresh cherries, you may wish to add some icecubes before or after blending.Read More