Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie
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Summary
Would you ever believe a smoothie could taste like a chocolate covered cherry AND be healthy for you? Well this chocolate cherry smoothie checks both those boxes. Unlike a chocolate-covered cherry, this smoothie contains no added sugars because it’s sweetened with zero calorie Splenda® Monk Fruit Sweetener. Add your favorite chocolate or vanilla protein powder for a protein boost and get your fiber boost from the dark sweet cherries and chia seeds!

This recipe brought to you by Splenda®, a proud supporter of the American Diabetes Association® and Diabetes Food Hub®.
  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Cook time
    5 min
  • Servings
    2 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 Smoothie
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

2 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 Smoothie
  • Amount per serving Calories 130

  • Total Fat 3g
    • Saturated Fat 0.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 25mg
  • Sodium 100mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
    • Dietary Fiber 5g
    • Total Sugars 10g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 10g
  • Potassium 260mg
  • Phosphorus 170mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Fruit, 1/2 Carbohydrate, 1 Lean protein, 1/2 Fat

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • frozen dark sweet cherries (with no sugar added)
    1 cup
  • Splenda® Monk Fruit Granulated Sweetener
    3 packet
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
    1 tbsp
  • unsweetened almond milk (or cashew milk)
    1 cup
  • vanilla protein powder (or chocolate)
    1 oz
  • chia seeds
    1 tsp
  • ice
    1/2 cup
Directions

Directions

  1. In a blender, add cherries, Splenda Monk Fruit Sweetener, cocoa powder, unsweetened nut milk, and protein powder if using. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, adding a splash more of nut milk if needed. Taste for sweetness level and add another packet of monk fruit sweetener if desired. Add ice and blend again until smooth.

  2. Add in chia seeds and pulse blender. Pour smoothie into two glasses.

  3. Sprinkle smoothies with a dusting of cocoa powder and enjoy!

  4. NOTE: Swap out cherries for strawberries for a Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie. To meal prep ahead for the week, place ingredients for smoothie, with exception of nut milk, in a plastic baggie and store in the freezer. In the morning, empty contents into the blender, add milk, and blend until smooth.

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