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Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie

    This thick and creamy chocolate cherry breakfast smoothie is packed with over 26 grams of protein per serving!

    Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie

    Cherry season is in full force here in Michigan and to celebrate I’m sharing one of my favorite 2-minute breakfast recipes: a rich and creamy Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie.

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    As the cherry capitol of the world, it probably doesn’t surprise you that we get pretty excited when the juicy fruit starts lining the local farm stands.

    Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie a gluten freek breakfast recipe

    For this particular recipe, I love using sweet cherries but tart cherries would work well too. You can always add sweetness with a little honey if needed but I prefer to use fruit to sweeten my smoothies.

    Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie Recipe

    For a rich chocolate flavor without a lot of added fat and calories, I add in cocoa powder before blending the smoothie. You can use regular or dark chocolate cocoa powder. Either way, don’t be shy – cocoa powder is a great source of antioxidants.

    Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie a healthy breakfast idea

    Instead of my usual yogurt or protein powder addition, this time I decided to switch things up by blending in low fat cottage cheese. An excellent source of protein, vitamins and nutrients, I actually prefer the slight tangy, salty flavor it adds to the smoothie.

    Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Recipe a healthy breakfast recipe

    Packed with over 26 grams of protein per serving, my Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie is my new favorite smoothie recipe for summer. Try it today!

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    Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie

    Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie

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    This thick and creamy chocolate cherry breakfast smoothie is packed with over 26 gras of protein per serving!
    PREP: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
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    Servings: 2

    Ingredients
     

    Instructions
     

    • Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender along with desired amount of ice to thicken and puree until smooth and creamy. Divide between two glasses to serve.

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    Notes

    Serving size varies based on how much ice you add. 

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1glassCalories: 355kcalCarbohydrates: 47.3gProtein: 26.8gFat: 9.3gSaturated Fat: 2.9gMonounsaturated Fat: 6.4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 525mgFiber: 14.2gSugar: 22g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    28 Comments

    1. I can’t wait to try this. I’m always looking for new smoothie ideas and adding cottage cheese is one I hadn’t thought of. I always have cottage cheese on hand and love new ways to use it.

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