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Mexican chocolate cherry smoothie on a wooden serving platter garnished with cherries.
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5 from 16 votes

Mexican Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Try our secretly healthy Mexican Chocolate Cherry Smoothie for a creamy, decadent dessert smoothie made with sweet seasonal cherries, banana, cinnamon, Cacao powder, and almond milk.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast and Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 163kcal
Author: HWC Magazine

Equipment

  • high powdered blender

Ingredients

  • 1 whole banana frozen or unfrozen (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 cup cherries sweet pitted (either frozen or fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon Cacao bliss heaping (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon dried ground
  • 8 ounces almond milk or dairy or non-dairy of choice
  • garnishes optional - dried instant oats, chia seeds and cherries

Instructions

  • Place bananas, cherries, Cacao/Cocoa, cinnamon, and almond milk in a high-speed blender and mix on high for 1-2 minutes or until thick and creamy and well blended.
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy! Garnish with dried oatmeal, chia seeds, cherries, and a straw, if desired.

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Notes

If you want a thicker smoothie use frozen bananas and frozen cherries. You can also add in a little chia seeds or oatmeal if you want your smoothie thicker but without it being too cold.
This smoothie is best enjoyed right away but can be stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to 24 hours.
Feel free to exchange unsweetened cocoa powder for cacao powder in this recipe.
You can make your Mexican chocolate cherry smoothies into popsicles by pouring your prepared smoothies into the popsicle molds and freezing at least 6 hours or overnight for a refreshing healthy treat.
In addition, when the weather is cooler out, you can enjoy this as a warm smoothie. Yes, believe it or not, warm, or hot smoothies are a thing now! Prepare your smoothie recipe as described above and then place in a microwave safe bowl or large mug and microwave for about 1 to 1.5 minutes on high for a hot Mexican chocolate smoothie.
If you have a weakened spleen qi, we suggest that you do not use frozen bananas and cherries but instead add them in at room temperature. Your spleen will thank you. If you want a thicker smoothie, add in a little oatmeal or chia seeds.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 314mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 300mg | Iron: 1mg