Dark Chocolate Cherry Smoothie #Choctoberfest

Another one of my favorite flavor combinations is cherry and chocolate and this smoothie definitely delivered that! I’m really enjoying participating in #Choctoberfest and getting to try a bunch of new recipes and my family is sure enjoying all the treats we’ve had this week. I have two more recipes that I’ll be sharing next week – it’s been a busy week! Today’s recipe features a product from one of our sponsors, Barlean’s. Barlean’s is focused on paving a “Pathway to a Better Life,” which resolves around creating prosperity for people in a variety of meaningful ways. Not only are they creating nutritional supplements, they help support many outreach programs throughout the world. I love being able to support companies that give back and I know I’ll be adding more of Barlean’s products in my life.

This smoothie was the perfect way to start my day. It was a little sweet and full of chocolate flavor. Plus, it was packed full of antioxidants from pure cocoa and a variety of fruits and veggies from the Barlean’s Chocolate Silk Greens I used.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Smoothie #Choctoberfest | Join Us, Pull up a Chair

12 cherries, pitted (fresh or frozen)
1 banana, frozen
1 cup plain greek yogurt
1 Tbsp Barlean’s Chocolate Silk Greens
1 tsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 ice cubes

Add a the ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. I had to add about 1/4 cup of milk to thin it out since I used frozen cherries and my smoothie was really thick. If you’d like, top with mini chocolate chips, chocolate syrup and/or cherries.

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Looking for a little more chocolate? Check out all the other recipes shared today for #Choctoberfest! Have you entered the giveaway to win a fun prize pack? Be sure to enter before #Choctoberfest ends on October 21st.

 *Disclosure: I received product to sample from Barlean’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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