Okay. I lied. It’s not really a milkshake. It’s more like a smoothie.
In my defence, it’s too good a smoothie to not be called a milkshake. It’s thick, creamy, and full of black forest flavour.
But I’m torn. It’s actually really good for you. Maybe it is a smoothie? Maybe it is just a super healthy milkshake? Jury’s out. Maybe its a smooshake. That’s it. I’m TM’ing that. Smooshake.
I am not kidding. It’s amazing.
I’ve never been really crazy about cherries, until oh, last summer. Then I went cherry crazy. I got together with one of my best friends and her kids at the spray park and she brought a bag of cherries. And then I had some. And then that was it. I was hooked.
But serious. Try this smoothie or milkshake. Or whatever it is! I may or may not have had this for breakfast 4 days in a row. (I definitely did). I dare you to drink this whole smooshake and not smile after 🙂
I added hemp seeds to this recipe, because they add a nutty flavour while packing a protein punch. The banana adds a little bit of sweetness, lots of potassium and fibre, creaminess and the flavour is mostly hidden. The cherries have good levels of copper and iron – making them excellent for your blood. If you can, use raw cacao powder over cocoa powder, cacao is is a naturally fermented food (fist pump!) that comes with all the goodness of fermented foods, and don’t forget it’s antioxidant properties.
- 1 cup frozen cherries - I used dark sweet cherries
- 1 cup almond milk, or other milk
- 1 banana
- ⅛ cup hemp hearts
- 1.5 tbsp cacao/cocoa powder
- 3 dates, soaked in warm water for 3- 5 minutes, drained
- handful of ice
- cacao nibs & extra cherries for garnish
- Add everything to your blender. I use a Vitamix, and it works awesome!!
- Transfer to a nice cup.
- Garnish with cacao nibs and extra frozen cherries.