This refreshing Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie is healthy, delicious and tastes like a decadent treat!
It’s a satisfying way to boost your protein intake and is really convenient for refueling before or after a workout. Protein helps stabilize your blood sugar, makes you feel more full and satisfied and has the added benefit of supporting muscle tissue.
Cherries contain Vitamin C (great for your immune system) (1), potassium (which supports your ability to contract your muscles among other important functions) (2), and fiber (which helps keep your digestive system healthy) (3).
I’ve also included my I ❤️ Chocolate Protein powder, which is a 100% ORGANIC, high protein (21 grams per serving), nutrient-dense whole food protein powder that combines 4 plant-based protein sources into a delicious chocolate shake to support your active lifestyle!
Chocolate and Cherries are one of my favorite flavor combos – and if you’re a fan too, today’s smoothie recipe is going to be one you’ll enjoy making again and again!
Yield: 1 serving
You need: blender and measuring cups
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other milk of your choice)
- 1 cup pitted cherries or frozen cherries
- 1/2 banana
- 1 serving (34 grams) I ❤️ Chocolate Protein*
1. Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.
*Feel free to add more than 1 serving if your protein needs are greater. It’s easy to add 1.5 servings to get 33 grams of protein in this smoothie.
So delicious! Let me know if you make this and how you like it!
If you are following a healthy lifestyle, you’ll love the energy and vitality you get each time you shake it, bake it, or blend it up with I ❤️ Chocolate Protein so you can easily boost your total daily protein intake!
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