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Black Forest Smoothie Bowl

Black Forest Smoothie Bowl

Photo: Caitlin Bensel; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Anna Hampton


Serves 1 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Celebrate the classic combo of chocolate and cherry with this spoonable smoothie bowl. Tangy dark cherries provide a tart blunt to sweet bananas and creamy whole-milk yogurt. Unsweetened cocoa provides all the earthy goodness of chocolate without any additional sugar. Top with dark chocolate curls for a beautiful topping, or sprinkle on cocoa nibs for a faster finish.


  • 3 ounces (about 3/4 cup) frozen pitted dark, sweet cherries
  • 1/4 small frozen banana (about 3/4 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate-cherry juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/3 cup plain whole-milk yogurt, divided
  • 3 whole fresh Bing cherries
  • 1/4 ounce dark chocolate curls (or coca nibs)

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 231
  • Fat 5.5g
  • Satfat 3.3g
  • Monofat 0.9g
  • Polyfat 0.1g
  • Protein 5g
  • Carbohydrate 44g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Cholesterol 11mg
  • Iron 1mg
  • Sodium 50mg
  • Calcium 127mg
  • Sugars 34g

How to Make It

Combine sweet cherries, banana, ice cubes, pomegranate-cherry juice, cocoa, and 2 tablespoons of the yogurt in a blender. Process on high until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour into a serving bowl. Garnish with Bing cherries, chocolate curls, and remaining yogurt.

Watch the video: Black Forest Smoothie Recipe. The Sweetest Journey (October 2020).