This really needs no intro. Coffee. Chocolate. Cherries. Done.
But I’ll give it an intro anyway. I love to drink smoothies that allow me to get the protein I need, but taste different. Granted, I could drink a protein shake if I was really in need of a quick fix, but I love finding healthy ways to incorporate protein into smoothies that actually taste good… like what?
This smoothie is all things yummy. Cherries, chocolate, and coffee. You could even skip your morning cup of Joe and just make this! (Like I would ever skip my morning cup, ha!)
It’s soooo creamy. The frozen banana is key to getting the creamy texture. I also think a protein powder that contains xanthum gum is key to getting the right texture. Note: the photos have coffee beans sitting on top…obviously you wouldn’t drink those. They are there for viewing pleasure ;).
Here’s the recipe!Print
Cherries, coffee, chocolate. The best tasting, healthy smoothie on the market.
Mocha Cherry Coconut Milkshake
Blend until smooth
*A note on the coffee: I used regular ground coffee and I had to run the blender (a Vitamix) for a while to get rid of the gritty texture. I recommend using instant coffee if you have it; I typically buy Starbucks Via coffee (which really isn’t bad to drink in a pinch!). I tried using brewed coffee and the coffee taste wasn’t strong enough for my tastes.
Keywords: cheery, chocolate, coffee, smoothie
This is great for breakfast, after a workout or when your sweet tooth hits. I also like dumping it in a bowl, topping with cacao nibs for a little crunch, and eating it with a spoon. You can’t go wrong really.