Chocolate Cherry Oat Smoothie

Recipe for chocolate cherry oat smoothie. A quick and easy, grab-and-go breakfast. With frozen cherries, oats and cocoa powder!

A glass filled with Chocolate Cherry Smoothie with cherries in the background.

I know. It’s January and I’m sharing a smoothie recipe. How cliché of me.

But. I’ve been making this since the fall and well, it was time to share. I’ve been rotating back and forth between this bad boy and my favorite green smoothie. This one wins when I’m in the mood for chocolate for breakfast.

And we all know that chocolate for breakfast is pretty much always a very good thing.

Especially when it’s combined with good-for-you ingredients so you can chug that glass like nobody’s business. Okay, well maybe don’t chug it, but you get where I’m going with this.

Three spoons with oats, cocoa powder and hemp seeds, and two glasses of Chocolate Cherry Smoothie.

About This Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

And personally, I think that chocolate + cherries is a magical combination.

Which probably stems from my teenage days when I would eat an entire container of Ben and Jerry’s cherry garcia ice cream in one sitting. And not even gain a pound. What I would give for that metabolism again, eh?

But since those days are behind me, I’ll happily settle for this smoothie instead.

We have sweet dark cherries. Rolled oats. Cocoa powder. Hemp seeds! Those are totally optional but I’ve gotten really into them lately and love adding some to pretty much all my smoothies.

We’ll add in a touch of honey and a splash of vanilla extract, all combining into one sweet and chocolatey smoothie that still packs a nutritious punch.

So go right on ahead and make it a smoothie kind of morning. Although, maybe bundle up with a blanket while drinking. Because baby it’s cold outside!

A glass filled with Cherry Oat Smoothie.

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Chocolate Cherry Oat Smoothie

Chocolate Cherry Oat Smoothie

Yield: 1 large smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Recipe for chocolate cherry oat smoothie. A quick and easy, grab-and-go breakfast. With frozen cherries, oats and cocoa powder!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 cup milk of choice (I like unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon unsweetened dutch process cocoa powder*
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey**
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon hulled hemp seeds or 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)***

Instructions

  1. Add the oats to a blender. Process until finely ground, about 15 seconds.
  2. Add in the cherries, milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla and hemp or chia seeds (if using). Process until the mixture is completely smooth.
  3. Adjust with additional sweetener if needed to achieve desired sweetness. Serve immediately.

Notes

*You can also use regular unsweetened cocoa powder in place of the dutch process cocoa powder. I’ve used both, just personally prefer the dutch - makes it feel like a deeper chocolate flavor!

**To keep this smoothie vegan, use the pure maple syrup to sweeten (and not the honey).

***If you are using the chia seeds, make sure you drink the smoothie and don’t let it sit for too long. They make the mixture get very thick if you let it sit for awhile before drinking!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 327 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 9mg Carbohydrates: 62g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 27g Protein: 9g
Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.