Healthy Cherry Ripe Smoothie

24 November 2014 | Recipes
Cherry Ripe Smoothie

There are certain things that scream CHRISTMAS for me as November and December creep onto the calendar. The smell of gardenias, the Sydney humidity and cherry season! Oh cherries, how I love thee. I’ve often wished that their season was a little longer, but there is something extra special about their festive associations. So instead of wishing for a never-ending box of cherries, I just make the most of them while they’re around.

Hence today’s Cherry Ripe Smoothie recipe… Interestingly, I don’t like cherry ripes, and not in an “OMG they’re full of so much sugar” kind of way, because let’s be honest I can appreciate a good Tim Tam, but I just don’t like the faux cherry flavour.

This smoothie however, takes all of the delicious elements of the classic Cherry Ripe chocolate bar and makes it a delicious AND healthy wholefoods indulgence.

Cherry Ripe Smoothie

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • The water and half the flesh from 1 young coconut
  • ½ cup almond milk (I like to use homemade or cold-pressed)
  • 1 tablespoon gelatin, optional
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • ¼ avocado
  • ½ small frozen banana
  • 10 pitted cherries
  • 1 teaspoon maca, optional
  • 1 teaspoon magnesium, optional
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla powder
  • Garnish with shredded coconut and cacao nibs

Directions

  1. Pop all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Substitutions:

  • You can use packaged coconut water if you prefer
  • You can substitute the almond milk for any milk of your choice.
  • If you’re avoiding bananas just give it a miss.
  • You could replace cherries with another berry but it IS a Cherry Ripe smoothie after all.
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    Sarah

    Oh my goodness I’m seriously excited about this recipe! I’m a huge chocoholic and trying to cut down on the refined sugar but I still want enjoy that chocolatey goodness. This smoothie is like my dream of delicious naughtiness, except it’s good for you. Huge thanks for this recipe. Can’t wait to try it. Sarah x

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