7/21/13

chocolate-cherry protein smoothie

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In an effort to NOT turn the stove on AND to try and get more creative with smoothies---my latest experiment gone successful is the chocolate-cherry smoothie.
Healthy too.
Loving the abundance of fresh cherries at whole foods this year, and wanting to use them in a ice cold drink during the heatwave--I came up with cherry smoothie, but then thought why not add cocoa powder to it?
Dark cocoa powder is actually good for you.
I kept this healthy by not adding any sugar, using protein powder, banana, and lowfat milk (or almond milk).
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You could easily swap out protein powder and use greek yogurt.
Adding toasted coconut sounds good too.
Endless combinations really.
Just make sure to add ice.
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chocolate-cherry protein smoothie
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1/2 - 3/4 cup of chopped fresh cherries (minus the pits)
1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (I used plain or vanilla flavored)
1 TB dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 banana (or whole)
1/2 cup (or more) of cold milk (or almond milk)
about 1/2 cup of crushed ice

Blend all in a blender until smooth.
This make one smoothie.
Just double up ingredients for 2 or more servings.


13 comments:

  1. Yums! It has finally cooled down but I'm always up for a smoothie. Will it cancel out the ice cream I inhaled this week?

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  2. Perfect shake for the heat wave or all year round :)

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  3. That looks really good!

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  4. ooh, i bet coconut would be fabulous in here! delicious smoothie, and perfect for the summer heat :)

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  5. this looks great love cherries hate pitting them though ha

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  6. I need to just focus more on making smoothies and less on making dinner. That's my new summer goal.

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  7. I am on 2 smoothies a day now plus a healthy meal like fish or meat for dinner. I love my smoothies, they are filling, tasty and help with my weight loss.

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  8. Chocolate Cherry smoothie. OMG that sound so yummy. I want one straight away ha ha. x

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  9. This sounds great for an after-workout smoothie. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. cherries are so lovely right now. what a brilliant color on a tasty and healthy treat!

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  11. What a great & tasty way to start the day. YUM!

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  12. I seen a recipe similar to this on Pinterest and have been wanting to make it. I like the addition of cherries- yum!

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