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.
I hope all the sweet-tooths out there enjoy my latest creation!
Black Forrest Smoothie
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 cup fresh or frozen cherries, pitted
- 1/2 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add ingredients to a blender (I use an Omniblend* Blender).
- Blend until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy.
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Ness is a qualified nutritionist, a life & wellness coach in-training, and a mother of two extremely energetic toddlers. She has created Becomingness, a health and wellness website, to help women achieve their health and wellness goals by providing accurate, accessible and attractive products and services that promote motivation, empowerment, self-belief and happiness. Come say hello and follow Ness on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest.