So, I bought a huge bag of cherries from Costco. They were supposed to be for the 4th of July, but didn’t really get eaten and I didn’t want them to go to waste so I was trying to figure out what to do with them. I started brainstorming recipes that I could make, but was having a hard time coming up with a good idea. I decided I could freeze some of the cherries and then the thought popped into my head that a chocolate cherry smoothie would be so good to try! I froze the cherries overnight and was so excited to try this recipe the next morning. So, if you bought all those cherries at Costco like me and don’t know what to do with them, this might just be the recipe you need!
1 cup frozen cherries
1 cup macadamia milk (you can use any nut milk of your choice)
1/2 cup ice
1 1/2 tbsp cacao powder
1 scoop protein powder (I used plain collagen, but you could use vanilla or chocolate protein or omit altogether)
1/2 tbsp coconut oil or coconut butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp chia seeds
8-12 drops stevia (optional)
1 tbsp cacao nibs
Blend all of the ingredients except for the cacao nibs until thoroughly combined. Add the cacao nibs and blend on low for about 10-15 seconds. Enjoy!