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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