Dark Chocolate Cherry Smoothie


Last Updated on June 16, 2021

Rich and decadent dark chocolate cherry smoothie! A refreshing treat for summer to make with fresh or frozen cherries that’s full of antioxidants and protein.

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

This creamy smoothie tastes like a milkshake, but is packed with feel-good ingredients. It’s made with sweet cherries, almond milk, vanilla yogurt, and a little kale for a boost of greens.

The cherry chocolate combination is a classic that can’t be beat, and makes the most indulgent tasting smoothie thats actually healthy.

It’s the perfect morning sweet fix during the warm weather, and a great way to clean out the fridge.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

How to make a Dark Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

This recipe is seriously so simple to throw together, and made with just a few basic ingredients.


I used fresh cherries for this recipe, but frozen ones work just as well and yield a thicker, frozen smoothie! If you’re using fresh cherries, my go-to method to easily remove the pits is to place them on a cutting board, and poke the pit out using a metal straw


The yogurt adds a delicious creaminess to this recipe, while providing a boost of protein. I used a vanilla yogurt for a little added flavor, but plain or Greek yogurt work great too!

Almond milk

My go-to liquid for smoothies is unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Any plant-based or regular milk would work as a replacement

Cocoa powder

Unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder provide that rich chocolate taste with a serving of antioxidants

Almond butter

I love adding almond butter to my smoothies for some extra fat and creaminess


Kale or spinach are my staple greens to add to smoothies. They add some extra nutrients, without compromising the taste

If you like a sweeter smoothie, you can add 1 banana to the mix for a boost of natural sweetness.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Topping your smoothie off with some coconut whipped cream and dark chocolate is totally optional, but gives you a fancy feel right at home! You guys are going to love this refreshing treat!

Looking for more quick snack ideas? Check out some of these recipes below:

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

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NOTES: If you like a sweeter smoothie, add 1 fresh or frozen banana


  • 1-1 1/2 cups 1-1 1/2 fresh or frozen cherries, pitted

  • 1 cup 1 kale or spinach

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 Greek yogurt, vanilla or plain

  • 1 cup 1 unsweetened almond milk

  • 2 tbsp 2 cocoa powder

  • 1 tbsp 1 almond butter

  • 1 tsp 1 vanilla extract

  • 4 ice cubes

  • Top with:
  • Coconut whip cream

  • Shaved dark chocolate or cacao nibs


  • Pour everything into a blender and blend on high for 2-3 minutes until smooth.
  • Pour into two glasses and top with coconut whipped cream and shaved dark chocolate

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