For a while Grace and I have been testing and retesting this amazing cherry ripe smoothie and FINALLY we got the recipe juuuuuuuuuuuussssssssttttttt right.
A beautiful blend of deep dark chocolate [in our case – cacao] with sweet-tart cherries and lots of coconut – this smoothie seriously tastes just like our favourite chocolate bar.
Oh but a little more virtuous!
My lovely little kitchen helper and I blended together these treats wearing white dresses…crazy I know!
But we’d been out earlier that day and I’m waaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy behind with washing so it was either these dresses or old mismatched faded pyjamas. Lol.
Whilst I may have some skills in the kitchen – I’m the village idiot of the laundry.
I hate washing/folding/ironing so much – I let it pile up to Everest heights before tackling and then whinge and moan like nobody’s business.
Anywho enough chat about boring ol’ washing and back to our beautiful smoothies!
Along with the cherries, coconut and cacao – we added almond butter, vanilla extract and medjools dates to the mix which created the most amazing depth of flavour to the smoothie.
We also blended through 2 frozen banana’s to bulk the smoothies up a little – this recipe yields 4 smoothies so feel free to half if necessary.
We also blitzed 1/3 cup shredded coconut through our smoothie – but if you would prefer a ‘smoother’ texture to your smoothie – use 1/3 cup coconut cream instead. We’ve tested both types of coconut and taste wise they’re the same – yet the coconut cream does leave a smoother more velvety texture. Totally up to you.
To make your own cherry ripe smoothies simply…