Cherry Ripe Smoothie

Who doesn’t like a little indulgence in the morning? This recipe brings me back to my childhood days where I used to enjoy the odd cherry ripe every now and again. There’s no guilt in this “guilty pleasure”, as the creation of this smoothie enables me to still get the flavour combination that I love (chocolate and cherries), whilst nourishing my body from the inside out.

1 cup frozen cherries
1 cup almond mylk
1 large ripe or frozen banana
1 tablespoon cacao
2 pitted dates
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 tablespoon cacao nibs

Place all ingredients except for the cacao nibs into a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
Add cacao nibs and pulse one or two times. This adds a great crunch to the smoothie.

Serves 1


Keren is the founder of Vital Assurance, and hopes to bring to you her passion for healthy eating and living.