Black Forest Smoothie (Dairy Free, Sugar Free & Vegan)


Cherry, Black, Forest, Smoothie, Vegan, Dairy Free

I am on a cherry kick at the moment. Since I haven’t been able to find fresh cherries quite yet, I’ve been using organic frozen cherries in my smoothies the last few days. They really brighten up a smoothie on so many levels. This drink could very well be called Beauty Smoothie since it is loaded with antioxidants, beta carotene (which is critical for healthy skin),fiber and healthy fats. My children who think anything with chocolate is awesome (OK me too!) gulped this smoothie down in seconds. This drink always gives me a boost of energy and is a fabulous get-up-and go morning breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up.

Cherry, Black, Forest, Smoothie, Vegan, Dairy Free


Add to Vitamix or Blender:

3 cups homemade or unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)

2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cherries

1 avocado, peeled and pitted

1/3 cup cacao powder

1/3 cup coconut nectar (or sweetener of choice)

1/2 cup ice cubes

Blend on high speed for 2 minutes. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Makes 4 servings.

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  1. GFSCDandVeggie says

    Wow! This looks good – I must try to be more adventurous in my smoothie making!

  2. everydayvegangirl says

    Yum…looks so good.  I’m so into cherries right now!  
    I nominated you for the Food Stories Award (

  3. GFreeHappyTummy says

    wow — YUM! i love cherries too! that recipe sounds magnificent! thanks for sharing!

  4. Yummy!!  I have to try this smoothie out!!!

  5. Thank you all for your sweet comments. I am honored to be nominated!

  6. Real_Food_Freak says

    I loved your beauty smoothie from last week and this one looks equally yummy.  Summer is my smoothie making season.  Can’t wait to start making these again.  Thanks for the ideas.

  7. InspirationsbyD says

    Hi I’m stopping by from Inspire Me Monday Hop.  The smoothie looks yummy. Thank you for sharing it.

  8. Coming over from Made From Scratch Monday.  Love this smoothie!  Sounds like chocolate covered cherries without the gooey mess.  Love it!

  9. hudakcollins says

    ‘Chocolate Heaven’!  My son (teenager) waits until the linky is closed and then goes through all the recipes to see which ones he can get me to make over the weekend.  I’m sure this one won’t wait until then.  He is a ‘smoothie’ fanatic!  That’s okay with me though, as long as it’s healthy ☺  Thanks for sharing in our recipe hop this week!

  10. GGirlGGreen says

    you had me at Chocolate! Yum.

  11. qechtweets says

    My kids would love this! Thanks for sharing at Healthy 2Day Wednesday, and come back next week to see if you were featured! 

  12. Thank you for your submission on <a href=””>Nourishing Treasures'</a> Make Your Own! Monday link-up. Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! 🙂

  13. What an interesting combo! I ought to be experimenting more, you inspire me, Laura 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I’ve pinned it.


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