One of my favourite recipes is Cherry Ripe which I have made into a raw cherry ripe slice. Anyway, I had some leftovers cherries from one of the desserts that I created for my BecomingSweet cookbook, and decided to make a chocolate and cherry flavored smoothie for breakfast on the weekend - so here it is my "Black Forest Smoothie".
This is a very rich smoothie - which owes to the cacao and avocado - with a tart edge, though this would probably depend on the cherries you use. I had almond milk on hand, but suspect coconut milk might be even better (and a closer match to the inspiration for the recipe).
It received good reviews, with the observation that it was at it's best when served cold - so if you are using fresh cherries, you may wish to add some icecubes before or after blending.
I hope all the sweet-tooths out there enjoy my latest creation!
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 cup fresh or frozen cherries, pitted
- 1/2 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy.