Feature summer berries in your morning smoothie with a delicious dose of cocoa powder to remind you of the classic cake slice.
By Katie Oberwager
In the summertime, I get REALLY excited about the return of farmers’ markets and my favorite produce like berries! Every now and then (read: pretty much every time) my eyes are bigger than my stomach and I end up buying too much fruit. I never want to let it go to waste, so I think of creative ways to eat it up, like this berry crisp. When I don’t want dessert, I freeze my fruit for smoothies. You really can’t go wrong with a fresh and healthy smoothie.
Since I have an insatiable sweet tooth, I wanted to pair cherries with chocolate for a Black Forest smoothie.
I’ve never been a big fan of black forest cakes, but this smoothie has me hooked on the flavor combo and I’m already thinking up ways to pair chocolate and cherries in other lightened up desserts or snacks.
- 1 cup frozen or fresh pitted cherries
- 1 and ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
- ½ frozen banana
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- ½ tablespoon honey
- 2-5 ice cubes, or until desired consistency reached
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth.
- Serve immediately.
I started 24 Carrot Life after becoming obsessed with food blogs and wanting to show that eating healthy can be fun, simple, and delicious. Although I do not follow a specific diet, I experiment a lot with different styles of eating, always focusing on real and whole ingredients. Come follow along as I dirty up the kitchen!