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Healthy Black Forest Smoothie

Black Forest Smoothie – If you love black forest cake, you’ll love this smoothie. Made with fresh cherries, milk, cocoa powder and maple syrup this smoothie is healthy, creamy and decadent!!

3 glasses filled with black forest smoothie and white polka dot straws

Black forest cake love continues!!!

If you are familiar around here, then you might be aware of my love affair with black forest cake. So, I try to come up with a creative twist every cherry season – like this Black Forest Mug Cake and Black Forest Cake Overnight Oats.

Latest addition is this healthy smoothie recipe! Smoothies have always been my kids favorite weekday breakfast.

Black forest smoothie recipe combines the flavors of the classic cake into a delicious yet healthy smoothie with just 4 main ingredients. Healthy indulgence at its best!!

Main ingredients

Bing Cherries – We recommend fresh Bing cherries and not other varieties like Rainier cherries

Milk – Whole or 2% is recommended

Cocoa powder – Dutch processed

Maple syrup – The secret to tasting like the real dessert

Flavorings – Vanilla extract and salt

ingredients needs to make chocolate cherry smoothie

Method

Step -1 : Remove pits from cherries and then measure 1/2 cup.

Step-2 : Blend pitted cherries, milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt together.

Serve

Expert tips

Blend until smooth.

Other sweeteners: We tried this chocolate cherry smoothie recipe with other sweeteners like honey, sugar, dates and brown sugar. Maple syrup was a clear winner in achieving the authentic taste of a black forest cake. Hence, we recommend using only maple syrup.

Cherries – We recommend fresh Bing cherries and not other varieties like Rainier cherries, Lambert, Chelan, Lapins or Tulare.

Remove pits and cut cherries in half before measuring. Since the cherries will be blended, we simply chopped cherries in half and removed the pits with a finger tip. If you interested on learning other ways to pit cherries, then we recommend this easy read from Allrecipes.

Best blenders for smoothie:

A high speed blender like Vitamix or NutriBullet is great for smoothies.

Love guilt free chocolate treats? More inspirations – Avocado Chocolate Truffles, Chocolate Almond Butter Overnight Oats, Raw Almond Butter Bars, Chocolate Hummus or Double Chocolate Avocado Muffins.

3 glasses filled with cherry smoothie and white polka dot straws
glass with chocolate cherry smoothie and two white straws

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Yield: 1 Serving

Healthy Black Forest Smoothie

3 glasses filled with black forest smoothie and white polka dot straws

Black Forest Smoothie - if you love black forest cake, you'll love this smoothie. Made with fresh cherries, milk, cocoa powder and maple syrup this smoothie is healthy, creamy and decadent!!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

Blender

Instructions

1. Cut cherries in half, remove the pits, and then measure 1/2 cup for the recipe (do not measure whole cherries).

2. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and serve.

Notes

Blend until smooth.

Other sweeteners: We tried this chocolate cherry smoothie recipe with other sweeteners like honey, sugar, dates and brown sugar. Maple syrup was a clear winner in achieving the authentic taste of a black forest cake. Hence, we recommend using only maple syrup.

Cherries – We recommend fresh Bing cherries and not other varieties like Rainier cherries, Lambert, Chelan, Lapins or Tulare.

Remove pits and cut cherries in half before measuring. Since the cherries will be blended, we simply chopped cherries in half and removed the pits with a finger tip.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 68mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 2gSugar: 33gProtein: 6g

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