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Black Forest Cake Smoothie

Vegan Black Forest Cake Smoothie Recipe: Indulge in a Guilt-Free Delight

Black Forest Smoothie


Indulging in a rich and decadent Black Forest cake is a treat that many of us cherish. However, if you're following a vegan lifestyle or simply looking for a healthier alternative, we've got just the recipe for you. Introducing the Vegan Black Forest Cake Smoothie! This delightful blend of cherries and chocolate will satisfy your cravings and leave you feeling guilt-free.

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Growing up, Black Forest Cake was always a favorite indulgence of mine. As a former raw foodist, I've always been passionate about finding healthier alternatives to classic dishes. Today, I embrace a more sustainable approach to my diet as a plant-based flexitarian. While I used to follow a raw food lifestyle, I now enjoy the flexibility of incorporating plant-based options into my meals. In fact, I even included two Black Forest-inspired superfood smoothie recipes in my published raw recipe book, "Raw-Riff Food's 101 Super-Charged Juices, Shakes & Smoothies." On page 42, you'll find the mouthwatering Black Forest Maca Super Shake, and on page 41, the delightful Black Forest Banana Hemp Shake. If you're interested in exploring more creative and nutritious recipes, you can grab a copy of my book on Let's continue to nourish our bodies with delicious plant-based goodness while making choices that are sustainable and flexible for our individual lifestyles.

Fun Facts about the Ingredients and Black Forest Cake:
  • Cherries are a natural source of melatonin, which can promote better sleep.

  • Cocoa powder contains flavonoids, antioxidants that have potential health benefits.

  • Black Forest cake originated in Germany's Black Forest region and consists of chocolate cake, whipped cream, cherries, and chocolate shavings.

  • Vegan whipped cream is a dairy-free alternative made with ingredients like coconut cream or aquafaba.

Are you ready to indulge in some smoothie goodness? Let's dive into the recipe and enjoy a plant-based twist on this beloved dessert.

Vegan Black Forest Cake Smoothie


  • 1 cup frozen cherries

  • 1 ripe banana

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional, for added nutrition and texture)

  • Vegan whipped cream (for garnish)

  • Dark chocolate shavings (for garnish)

  1. In a blender, combine the frozen cherries, ripe banana, almond milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup or agave nectar, and vanilla extract.

  2. Blend on high speed until all the ingredients are well combined and the smoothie reaches a creamy consistency.

  3. If you prefer a thicker smoothie, add a handful of ice cubes and blend again until smooth.

  4. If desired, add chia seeds to the blender and pulse a few times to mix them in.

  5. Pour the smoothie into a glass and garnish with a dollop of vegan whipped cream and some dark chocolate shavings.

  6. Serve immediately and enjoy!


With this Vegan Black Forest Cake Smoothie recipe, you can relish the flavors of the classic dessert in a healthier way. Indulge guilt-free and satisfy your sweet tooth with this delightful combination of cherries and chocolate. Cheers to enjoying a plant-based treat that will leave you feeling energized and content. Give it a try and discover a new favorite in the world of vegan desserts!

Happy blending!

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