Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Chocolate cherry smoothie made with yogurt, banana, cocoa powder and tart frozen cherries! Vegan and dairy-free option and naturally gluten-free. Thanks to Born Sweet Zing™ Organic Stevia Sweetener – Zero Calories for making today’s post possible!

I’ve been obsessed with all things tart cherry for a while. I eat dried tart cherries by the handful (I bought a 10-pound bag because it was such a good deal :D) and I recently found frozen tart cherries at a nearby shop. It was a SUPER exciting day!

With warmer months ahead, I thought this refreshing chocolate cherry smoothie would be in order. We were surprised by how refreshing it was. I don’t normally have that association with chocolate drinks. Like, I love my chocolate avocado smoothie, but it’s pretty heavy and filling, similar to pudding.

You can use coconut milk yogurt, which is what I used, for a vegan version, or unsweetened Greek yogurt or regular unsweetened yogurt for a version with dairy.

With the cocoa powder, tart cherries and unsweetened coconut milk yogurt, the smoothie was a little lacking in the sweetness department.

In this smoothie, I used 1 packet of Born Sweet Zing™ Organic Stevia Sweetener – Zero Calorie, which is equivalent to the sweetness in 2 teaspoons of sugar. It was just enough!

It’s certified organic with a delicious, clean sweet taste that’s perfect for sprinkling into your coffee, tea or over fruit – or you can try it in homemade smoothies, like this chocolate cherry smoothie.

You can find it in 40-count or 80-count carton of single-serve packets, which makes it perfect for bringing with you on-the-go. Check out their giveaway and get a complimentary sample just for entering!

For another chocolate + cherry treat, try my cherry brownies! They can be made gluten-free or with whole wheat.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Born Sweet™ Zing Organic Stevia Sweetener. The opinions and text are all mine.

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie (vegan option, gluten-free, grain-free)

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 0 min

Ready in: 5 min

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (35 grams) pitted tart cherries (I used frozen)
  • 1 small or medium banana (mine was 147 grams with the peel and 95 grams without the peel)
  • 1 packet Born Sweet Zing
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Read the whole recipe on Texanerin Baking