Chocolate Cherry Bomb Smoothie

Chocolate cherry bomb smoothie

Healthy? Chocolate? Yes, please! This smoothie uses homemade walnut milk and even adds two cups of frozen broccoli whose flavor or color cannot be detected at all. This is the perfect smoothie for kids (or significant others) whom you might just not want to tell them that it’s healthy. Recipe and photo contributed by Carrie Forrest, from Carrie on Vegan. Serves: 2

  • 1/4 cup raw, unsalted walnuts (optional extra step: soak in water overnight
    and rinse them well 
    before using)
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup frozen cherries (organic, if possible)
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax meal
  • 2 large dates, pitted
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • Cacao nibs for topping (optional)

Make homemade walnut milk by blending the walnuts and the water in a high-speed blender for one minute. Next, add frozen fruit and remaining ingredients and blend on high until smooth. Serve cold with cacao nibs sprinkled on top. Chocolate cherry bomb smoothie recipe Carrie Forrest is a graduate student in public health nutrition, author of the popular blog, Carrie on Vegan, and creator of the recipe app for iPhones and iPads, Vegan Delish. As a survivor of thyroid cancer, she is keenly aware of the health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet. Carrie has been vegan since 2010 based on her love for animals and a commitment to making the world a more compassionate place.


6 comments on “Chocolate Cherry Bomb Smoothie

  1. Patty

    It would be so helpful if you could list the calories and nutritional information with these recipies. Being diabetic this info is helpful. Thank you

  2. Nava

    Hi Patty, so many readers have asked for this feature and in the best case scenario I’d love to feature the nutritional data. But with thousands of recipes on the site, this would be prohibitively expensive. However, I am hoping to find a widget to install in which readers can input the ingredients and based on the number of servings, come up with the stats. In the meantime, I know there are sites out there where you can do this. It’s not perfect, but should serve the purpose in the interim. Stay tuned!

  3. lori

    I’m allergic to bananas and flax –

    Could I just substitute chia for the flax?

    What could I use as a substitute for bananas??

    Do you taste the brocolli?? Thanks so much :)

  4. Nava

    Lori, I’m sure that chia is a good sub for the flax; as you know you’ll have to drink up quick, so it doesn’t gel. If the broccoli is lightly steamed (or if using frozen as recommended in the recipe), its flavor doesn’t stand out. As for a substitute for banana, I’d say a ripe pear might work well. I hope it works out well with these tweaks; let us know, if you’d like!

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