Whether you like super healthy green smoothies, or rich & indulgent sweet smoothies, summer is the perfect time to enjoy these cold frosty snacks. We make so many smoothies during the summer months that I can’t keep track of all the combinations we concoct. But THIS one was different. It was a smoothie to remember. In fact, right after drinking it I immediately made a second batch so I wouldn’t forget what was in it!
Cherries + chocolate milk + Greek yogurt + almonds + vanilla extract + chocolate chips = heaven.
I used frozen cherries this time since I love a thick, frosty consistency, but you could easily use fresh since it’s cherry season.
For the yogurt and milk, I always recommend using organic if you can.
This Chocolate Cherry Almond Smoothie would make the perfect Fourth of July breakfast. Though it’s not exactly red, it’s close, and there is really no better way to start off a fabulous summer holiday!
Happy Fourth of July!!
- 1.5 cups chocolate low-fat milk
- 1 cup organic nonfat Greek yogurt
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp almonds
- 1 Tbsp chocolate chips
- 2.5 cups frozen cherries
- Ice cubes, to taste
- Place all ingredients in a blender, beginning with the chocolate milk and yogurt (which will help the mixture blend more easily).
- Pulse to combine, then blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Add ice cubes a few at a time to make the smoothie thicker, if desired.
- Pour into two glasses and enjoy!
WillowJuly 8, 2013 at 2:48 am
You recipe doesn’t include chocolate milk, but you mention it and post a pic. How much do you use?
ErinNovember 17, 2013 at 1:57 pm
I believe this is the best thing I ever drank!
AmeliaNovember 19, 2013 at 8:54 am
Woohoo! So glad you like it, Erin. I made one everyday for almost two weeks when I first came up with the recipe 😉
ErinDecember 22, 2013 at 4:32 pm
I did use chocolate almond milk and almond extract instead of vanilla extract. I make this once a week and never tire if this!
Amelia WinslowDecember 23, 2013 at 4:23 pm
Yum – I’ll try almond extract sometime!