Energizing Chocolate + Cherry Smoothie

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Energizing Chocolate + Cherry Smoothie

ENERGIZING CHOCOLATE + CHERRY SMOOTHIE

Chocolate and cherries, are a classic combination of pure deliciousness in a smoothie! The taste is positively decadent - but it also packs a nutritious, energizing punch. The sweet cherries blended with cacao, almond milk and cashews creates a healthy and delicious smoothie everyone loves.

Plus, we always find that after sipping a chocolate smoothie we feel a bit happier and more energized. It’s the mood boosting ‘feel good’ endorphins from the cacao kicking in.

The protein powder that we love and use regularly is K'achava. It is unsweetened, organic and is packed with plant-based super foods. Any protein powder you like the taste/texture of will work great here. You can leave out the protein powder, too.

Perfect for breakfast or after workout - It will leave you feeling happy and energized!

ENERGIZING CHOCOLATE + CHERRY SMOOTHIE

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk (see note)

  • 1/4 cup unsalted cashews or 2 tablespoons cashew butter

  • 1 tablespoon flax seed

  • 1/2 cup packed spinach

  • 1 heaping cacao powder (coco powder also will work)

  • 1 scoop, or more chocolate protein powder (We use K’achava)

  • 10 to 15 frozen cherries

  • 1/2 to 1 frozen banana

 Optional toppings:

  • cacao nibs

  • granola

  • hemp hearts

Instructions:

Into the blender, add ingredients and blend until smooth, adding a little extra milk as needed. Serve with optional toppings and eat with a spoon, or sip with a straw.

Makes 1 generous, or 2 small, servings.