13 August 2023

Black Forest Smoothie

I have memories of visiting the black forest when I was about 11 or 12, it was a snowy paradise and we stopped off in a little village for a winter hike through the forest and a bite to eat and of course we just had to try a piece of black forest gateau. Little did we know just how boozy this cake really was and my 12-year-old self really didn't appreciate it, so my parents and older brother finished it off. 

But that's not to say I didn't love the rich chocolate and cherry combo that are the hero ingredients of this cake. This version in smoothie form is safe for breakfast (and for kids) as I've omitted the booze, for a rich chocolatey smoothie, with sweet, slightly tart cherry flavour, served ice cold for that frozen-milkshake texture.

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Black Forest Smoothie | Serves: 1-2 | Time: 5 minutes

You'll need

  • Blender
  • Measuring cups & spoons


  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1/2 cup vegan Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • Pinch salt
  • Handful ice
  • 1 cup water
To serve:
Grated chocolate (optional)

  1. Add all the ingredients to the blender and blitz until smooth and creamy.
  2. Serve up, grate with a little dark chocolate and enjoy!
Cassidy xx