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Chocolate Cherry Smoothie diabetes friendly recipe

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Meets nutrition guidance set by the American Diabetes Association®

Would you ever believe a smoothie could taste like a chocolate-covered cherry AND fit into your eating plan? Well this chocolate cherry smoothie checks both those boxes. Unlike a chocolate-covered cherry, this smoothie contains no added sugars because it’s sweetened with zero calorie Splenda® Monk Fruit Sweetener. Add your favorite chocolate or vanilla protein powder for a protein boost, and get your fiber boost from the dark sweet cherries and chia seeds!

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Makes 2 (8-ounce) smoothies Calories 130 Prep Time 5 minutes Total Time 5 minutes Made with Splenda® Monk Fruit Sweetener


  1. In a blender, add cherries, sweetener, cocoa powder, unsweetened nut milk, and protein powder if using. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, adding a splash more of nut milk if needed. Taste for sweetness level, and add another packet of monk fruit sweetener if desired. Add ice and blend again until smooth.
  2. Add in chia seeds and pulse blender. Pour smoothie into two glasses.
  3. Sprinkle smoothies with a dusting of cocoa powder and enjoy!


  • Swap out cherries for strawberries for a Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Shake.
  • To meal prep ahead for the week, place ingredients for smoothie, with exception of nut milk, in a plastic baggie and store in the freezer. In the morning, empty contents into the blender, add milk, and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Info Per Serving

Serving Size: 1 (8-ounce) smoothie

Calories 130
Total Fat 3.5g
Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 130mg
Total Carbs 17g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 10g
Added Sugars 0g
Protein 10g