This kid-friendly vegan Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Recipe is decadent and chocolatey, but still full of fiber and protein. Perfect for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert!
Much like the recipe I’m about to share, I’m going to keep this post short and sweet. We drink our share of smoothies in my house. They’re easy for breakfast or dessert, and the kids think they’re getting a treat regardless of the ingredients. By far, though, my most successful smoothie has been this vegan Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Recipe.
I am about to share with you my biggest smoothie-hack ever: if you add some cocoa powder to a smoothie, you increase the odds of your kids liking it by 10000%. It seems like a no-brainer, right? That’s because it is. There’s no catch. Cocoa powder is fat free, sugar free, and has antioxidants. Add it to a smoothie, and you and your kids think it’s dessert. Everyone wins.
I chose a chocolate cherry smoothie because the flavors combine so well. Cherries are full of fiber and vitamins, and the already pitted frozen ones are inexpensive and easy to use. Add some yogurt for protein, and a little milk (I LOVE oat milk), and you’ve got yourself a smoothie. If you’re feeling bold, you could even add some greens to the smoothie–kale, perhaps? It might go completely unnoticed, thanks to the chocolate stealing center stage.
Oh, and one more thing: this recipe is vegan! It’s really easy to adapt to cow’s milk products, but I like the vegan version a lot.
Looking for another kid-friendly breakfast? Try Three-Ingredient Banana Pancakes. Yum!
Creamy. Chocolatey. Extra-quick to make. Super satisfying. 4 ingredients. Let me know what you think below!
Chocolate Cherry Smoothie
A decadent smoothie for kids and adults alike full of fiber, protein, and just enough chocolate.
- 1 cup frozen cherries, pitted
- 1 cup oat milk (can use another milk of your choice)
- 1 5.3 oz container vanilla non-dairy yogurt (can use dairy if desired)
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth. Serve garnished with a little extra cocoa powder, if desired.
Calorie data are approximate, and use low-fat milk-based yogurt (because I had a lot of difficulty finding an appropriate dairy-free yogurt in the nutrition database).
There are 14.6 grams protein and 6 grams fiber per serving