Dark Forrest Cherry Smoothie

Drink luscious cherries, cocoa, frozen banana, spinach, and almond milk in a glass. Blend this iconic cherry smoothie to supercharge your body.

April 1, 2021 by Bianca Soriano. Made with Canva.

Hey, the Dark Forrest Cherry Smoothie is our new smoothie STAR!

My favorite cake flavor inspired this chocolate cherry smoothie: the Dark Forrest ganache from Red Ribbon bakery in the Philippines.

Cocoa has so many health benefits, including “reducing appetite” and promoting “feelings of fullness”. Source: Healthline

Cocoa is “abundant in flavanols, which have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects” Source: Healthline

Cocoa may even “improve nitric oxide levels in the blood, which can enhance the function of your blood vessels and reduce blood pressure“. Source: Healthline

It might reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Source: Healthline

Cocoa may reduce your risk of neurodegenerative diseases by improving brain function and blood flow. Source: Healthline

As a pre-med student studying Nutritional Science, I’m going to need ALL the brain power I can get from cacao and other superfoods.

Cacao may even improve mood and symptoms of depression Source: Healthline

Drink this chocolate based smoothie if you are experiencing mood changes.

I hope you love these two iconic cherry smoothie recipes as much as I do!

XOXO,

Bianca

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Option 1: Ultra Dark Forrest Cherry Smoothie

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5 ingredients for Ultra Dark Forrest Cherry Smoothie

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana
  • 1 handful spinach (don’t worry, it has no taste)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries

Supercharge your smoothie with these optional ingredients

  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 scoop pea protein powder
  • 2 scoops collagen
  • 1 tbsp flaxmeal

Enjoy this super special and iconic flavors of cocoa and cherries. Reset your cravings with ultra dark coca powder. This darling cherry smoothie only has 5 ingredients: almond milk, banana, spinach, cherries, cocoa. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 5 mins Course Breakfast, smoothie Servings 1

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup banana frozen, ripened
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup cherries frozen

Instructions 

  • Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend for 1 minute or until smooth.

Video

Notes

Optional ingredients to supercharge your Ultra Dark Forrest Cherry Smoothie: 1 tbsp almond butter 1 scoop pea protein powder 2 scoops collagen 1 tsbp flaxmeal   Add more almond milk for a thinner consistency.    Keyword almond butter, almond milk, banana, cherries, cocoa powder, collagen, flax meal, pea protein powder, spinach

Option 1: Ultra Dark Forrest Cherry Smoothie

Enjoy this super special and iconic flavors of cocoa and cherries. Reset your cravings with ultra dark coca powder. This darling cherry smoothie only has 5 ingredients: almond milk, banana, spinach, cherries, cocoa.

  • Blender
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup banana (frozen, ripened)
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup cherries (frozen)
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend for 1 minute or until smooth.

Optional ingredients to supercharge your Ultra Dark Forrest Cherry Smoothie:

1 tbsp almond butter

1 scoop pea protein powder

2 scoops collagen

1 tsbp flaxmeal

 

Add more almond milk for a thinner consistency. 

 

Breakfast, smoothie
almond butter, almond milk, banana, cherries, cocoa powder, collagen, flax meal, pea protein powder, spinach

Option 2: Luscious Cherry Smoothie

Only 3 Ingredients for the Lucious Cherry Smoothie

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup cherries
  • 1 cup banana

Rich 3 Ingredient Cherry Smoothie with almond milk, cherries, and bananas. It kind of tastes like cherry ice cream. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 5 mins Course Breakfast, smoothie Servings 1

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup cherries frozen
  • 1 cup banana frozen

Instructions 

  • Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend for 1 minute or until smooth.

Video

Notes

You can add extra almond milk for a thinner consistency.  Keyword almond milk, banana, cherries

Option 2: Luscious Cherry Smoothie

Rich 3 Ingredient Cherry Smoothie with almond milk, cherries, and bananas. It kind of tastes like cherry ice cream.

  • Blender
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup cherries (frozen)
  • 1 cup banana (frozen)
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend for 1 minute or until smooth.

You can add extra almond milk for a thinner consistency. 

Breakfast, smoothie
almond milk, banana, cherries
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by Bianca Soriano. April 1, 2021. Processed with VSCO with preset


Peanut Banana Chocolate Smoothie

Prep Time 5 mins Course Breakfast, Drinks Servings 1

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup almond milk sweetened
  • 1 banana ripened
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 scoop pea protein powder
  • 1 tbsp oats

Instructions 

  • Put all ingredients inside a blender. Blend ingredients for 1 minute or until smooth.

Keyword almond milk, banana, chocolate, oats, pea protein powder, peanut butter, protein, smoothie

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Enjoy the flavors of peanut butter, chocolate, and banana in a smoothie. This smoothie is creamy and rich to brighten your morning.

  • Blender
  • 1 cup almond milk (sweetened)
  • 1 banana (ripened)
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 scoop pea protein powder
  • 1 tbsp oats
  1. Put all ingredients inside a blender. Blend ingredients for 1 minute or until smooth.

Breakfast, Drinks
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Almond Banana Smoothie

Packed with protein, this smoothie is great to consume post-workout. It is deliciously creamy and smooth with the incredible taste of almond butter and banana.

Prep Time 5 mins Course Breakfast, Drinks Servings 1

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 banana ripened
  • 1 tbsp oats
  • 1 scoop pea protein powder
  • 1 tbsp flax meal

Instructions 

  • Put all ingredients inside a blender. Blend ingredients for 1 minute or until smooth.

Keyword almond, almond butter, almonds, banana, breakfast, protein, smoothie

Almond Butter and Banana Protein Smoothie

Packed with protein, this smoothie is great to consume post-workout. It is deliciously creamy and smooth with the incredible taste of almond butter and banana.

  • Blender
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 banana (ripened)
  • 1 tbsp oats
  • 1 scoop pea protein powder
  • 1 tbsp flax meal
  1. Put all ingredients inside a blender. Blend ingredients for 1 minute or until smooth.

Breakfast, Drinks
almond, almond butter, almonds, banana, breakfast, protein, smoothie

Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Prep Time 5 mins Course Breakfast, smoothie Servings 1

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup strawberries or 2 large strawberries
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 scoop pea protein powder

Instructions 

  • Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend for 1 minute or until smooth.

Simplest 5 Ingredient Strawberry Protein Smoothie Ever

  • Blender
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup strawberries (or 2 large strawberries)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 scoop pea protein powder
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend for 1 minute or until smooth.

Breakfast, smoothie
almond butter, almond milk, banana, pea protein powder, strawberry

I hope you liked my post on the Simplest 5 Ingredient Strawberry Protein Smoothie Ever!

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See you next time 🙂

XOXO,

Bianca