Cherry-Mocha Smoothie


For a fast-paced breakfast on the go, give your blender a whirl. Heart disease doesn't stand a chance thanks to the healthy fats from the almond butter and health-boosting phytonutrients in the cocoa powder and cherries in this tasty breakfast smoothie.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 servings


  • 1 cup frozen unsweetened pitted dark sweet cherries

  • 1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk

  • 5.3 to 6-ounce carton vanilla fat-free Greek yogurt

  • ½ medium banana (see Tip)

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons almond butter

  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 cups ice cubes

  • 1 tablespoon Dark chocolate shavings, chocolate-covered espresso beans


  1. In a blender combine the cherries, almond milk, Greek yogurt, banana, cocoa powder, almond butter, espresso coffee powder and vanilla. Cover and blend until smooth. Add ice cubes; cover and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and if desired, top with chocolate shavings, chocolate-covered espresso beans and/or additional banana slices (see Tip).


Tips: Peel remaining banana half, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, then in foil. Freeze for a later use.

If you prefer, divide the ice cubes between two tall glasses instead of blending the ice with the smoothie. To serve, pour smoothie over the ice cubes.

Variation: This recipe easily doubles to make four servings. Make the full recipe at once, then pour into mason jars with tight fitting lids. Store in the freezer. The night before serving, transfer jar to the fridge to thaw.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

272 Calories
12g Fat
34g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 2 cups
Calories 272
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 13g 26%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 154mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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