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Black Forest & Banana Smoothie

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My first recipe of the year is for a Black Forest & Banana Smoothie. I finally unpacked my birthday present from last month which was one of those bullet style smoothie makers which I found in a Black Friday sale. So after a forage into the freezer and finding a bag of frozen cherries I decided to do a Black Forest Smoothie with some chocolate nut spread but not wanting to add any additional sugar I decided to add half a banana which worked really well. My daughter loves making herself a chocolate milk after school so I made this for her as a healthier alternative.

Black Forest & Banana Smoothie - Fab Food 4 All

As soon as she got home I poured her a glass of my Black Forest & Banana Smoothie and it immediately got her seal of approval and in no time there was an empty glass! This was much to my relief as my first attempt (which had me grinding some cacao nibs) was a complete disaster. Not wanting to waste good ingredients I got hubby to help me drink up the first attempt which was just a bit bitter and grainy, hence the chocolate nut spread idea!

Black Forest & Banana Smoothie - Fab Food 4 All

Now I have a proper smoothie maker I will be making a lot more as up until now I have been using a variety of mixers and blenders which weren’t best suited. I do hope you try my smoothie or make it for your kids as a healthier treat!

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Black Forest & Banana Smoothie is a great way to get some healthy fruit into your children in a delicious chocolatey drink.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: British
Serves: 350 mls
Ingredients
  • 85g frozen cherries
  • ½ large banana
  • 1 ½ tbsp chocolate nut spread
  • 200 mls semi-skimmed milk
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients into your smoothie goblet or blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and serve with a straw.

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  1. Richard Eldred Hawes

    Looks lovely, another bit of kitchen kit I need to buy

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Richard:-)

  2. Margaret gallagher

    Delicious and so easy to make
    I’ll enjoy this treat

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Margaret, I’m sure you will:-)

  3. Kelly Hanson

    This looks gorgeous. Am definitely going to try this 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Great Kelly – enjoy:-)

  4. Jennifer Haden

    This sounds great, my husband would really love this x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jennifer:-)

  5. Agness of Run Agness Run

    Banana is my favourite smoothie ingredient so I am definitely preparing this for tomorrow morning! love this recipe, Camila!

    1. Camilla

      Great Agnes, enjoy:-)

  6. Julie

    What a beautiful smoothie Camilla. It looks and sounds delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Julie, it is lush:-)

  7. Heather Haigh

    This sounds really lush. Hubby and I have a smoothie pretty much every day so it’s always good to have a new idea.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather, it is yummy:-)

  8. Rachel Smith

    This looks really nice! I got a breville smoothie make for christmas and im allways on the lookout for new recipes. x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Rachel, so handy to have an actual smoothie make isn’t it:-)

  9. Amy Fidler

    bet this is delicious x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, it really is:-)

  10. Helen Moulden

    This sounds amazing!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Helen, it is lush:-)

  11. Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

    Just delicious Camilla, I love a chocolate smoothie, and this sounds wonderful.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen, it is really yummy:-)

  12. munchies & munchkins

    I love anything Blackforest so I am sold. Thanks for linking to my smoothie xx

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, a pleasure Becky:-)

  13. Corina

    Lovely idea! Using Nutella is certainly easier than grinding cacao nibs too! I need to try more smoothies out on my children to get them to eat enough fruit – they’re becoming a bit picky at the moment!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Corina, I actually used Macabella in this one but Nutella equally good:-)

  14. Claire Jessiman

    I’m going to try making this for my daughter. She eats WAY too much chocolate spread and this could be a healthy alternative. Need to keep my eyes peeled for frozen cherries.

    1. Camilla

      Great Claire, my daughter loves her chocolate spread too so good to get some fruit into the mix:-)

  15. Nadia

    This sounds lovely! Cherries and chocolate are such a delicious combo 🙂 looks yummy and so healthy!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Nadia, it is a lovely healthy treat:-)

  16. Janice

    Ooh this looks lush, I love chocolate and cherries, great idea for a smoothie.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Janice:-)

  17. Richard Eldred Hawes

    I know it may not be very healthy but I would add a little double cream to this, lovely

    1. Camilla

      I’d go with ice cream for a thick shake and take out the milk, did similar with some mango and pineapple tonight:-)

  18. Choclette

    Ooh, love the sound of this Camilla. I’ve been making smoothies regularly for nearly a couple of years now, but I’ve never tried this combination.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Choclette, I’m looking forward to making many more:-)

  19. Kavey

    All the flavours I love Camilla, no wonder your daughter drank the lot!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kavey, I just made a pineapple and mango smoothie which she turned her nose up at so she knows what she likes:-)

  20. Amy Fidler

    Yummy sounds delicious love Black Forrest x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Amy:-)

  21. William Gould

    This sounds great! The blackbirds get all my cherries though….
    We use a banana and apple juice with various berries and currants for a fab smoothie!

    1. Camilla

      Same here so have to buy mine sadly!

  22. tricia153

    Delicious

    1. Camilla

      Thanks:-)

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