Chocolate Cherry Smoothie


Waking up and having something chocolately for breakfast seems so indulgent, but this chocolate cherry smoothie tastes more indulgent than it actually is, as it is very healthy.


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I think that adding a frozen banana to smoothies makes them so much better, as it tastes more like an ice cream milkshake, but you can use an unfrozen banana too.

I always love the combination of chocolate and cherries, which is why I have been having this smoothie a lot recently. It is so quick to throw together, that is makes a really good snack or as part of a balanced breakfast. I shall be posting lots more smoothie recipes before summer is over.

Ingredients – Serves 2:

– 2 frozen bananas, sliced (I slice them before freezing)

– 20 pitted cherries

– 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

– 375ml/1.5 cup almond milk (you can use any milk)

1) Put all the ingredients in to a food processor and blend until smooth.

What is your favourite smoothie combination? Leave a comment below.


Nutritional Information – per person:

Calories: 184

Fat: 2

Carbs: 41

Protein: 3

Fibre: 7

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I made this smoothie in my Froothie Optimum 9400 which I am still loving. I use it every morning to make my green smoothies and it blends everything up perfect. Sometimes frozen bananas can be difficult to blend up, but the Froothie is so powerful that it didn’t have any problems with it. It is much more powerful than the Vitamix too. I am going to be giving one of these away very soon.

Froothie vs Vitamix

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  1. Aislinn says

    How ripe do the bananas need to be before you freeze them? Is it okay to use fresh ones or do they need to be a little over ripe, like in comparison to using them for banana bread

      • Aislinn says

        Perfect thank you! Is there a correlation between the ripeness and the intensity of the banana flavor? Like for your “chocolate ice cream” recipe I don’t want it to taste like banana so would I want those to be less ripe or does it matter?

        • Dannii says

          Yes, the riper it is the more full of flavour it is. But if it is not ripe, it is harder which means it doesn’t blend as well and isn’t as sweet (the reason for using it).

  2. says

    Mine is banana strawberry :) but this looks very delicious too :) I want to try it. :) honestly I’m really happy I found your blog. :) I found a lot of interesting post. :) thank you. :)

  3. says

    Hi Dannii, this is a great recipe. Like what you have recommended, I already used a banana together with the chocolate and it tastes great. I would like to try your recipe with the cherry as well as an addition to our collection. Feel free to drop by to our site and check our recipe.

  4. says

    I’ve actually never used fresh cherries in a smoothie, as in Australia they were so expensive it seemed wasteful. Even frozen was a bit of a treat! I do love frozen bananas in smoothies now, and now that I can enjoy the more reasonably priced English cherries, this holds great appeal :)

  5. Charlie says

    Chocolate and cherry together is the best. I am a big smoothie fan, as I don’t have a lot of time for breakfast in the morning.

    • Dannii says

      Do you mean pitting the cherries? Yes, it can get a bit boring. You can use frozen cherries too, and they are already pitted.

  6. says

    I love chocolate and cherry smoothies and I totally agree about frozen bananas so good!

    Favourite smoothie combo would have to be coffee and cashew or blueberry and tahini x

  7. says

    Everyone raves about chocolate and cherry combo – but I personally hate it. I know I must be in the minority but I’m just not a fan of the cherry flavour. I love cherries but not the flavour – is that weird?? The smoothie (without the cherries…) sounds lovely though!

  8. says

    I am really into mango at the moment but I’ve not tried a mango smoothie. I am not a fan of them as I don’t like bits, although I could be tempted by cherry and chocolate I think!