Black Forest Smoothie

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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.

If you are after some more smoothie recipes, then check out my Carrot Cake Smoothie, Banana & Cinnamon Smoothie and Coconut, Mango & Banana Smoothie.

I hope all the sweet-tooths out there enjoy my latest creation!

Ness xo

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Black Forrest Smoothie

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  1. Add ingredients to a blender (I use an Omniblend* Blender).
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. 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.

 

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