This thick and creamy chocolate cherry breakfast smoothie is packed with over 26 grams of protein per serving!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Your straw is waiting.
Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie
- 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.
Photography by Alejandro Photography // Recipe by The Lemon Bowl
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