chocolate cherry protein smoothie

Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie

I am pleased to report that I have inspired my husband to experiment with smoothies so here’s his chocolate cherry protein smoothie creation!!

As I have been freezing more and more fruit (which I discuss in my “Fun ways to use Frozen Fruit post” last week) it means he’s been eating healthier too! bonus!

What husband doesn’t understand however, is how blogging works :p I woke up one morning to find him supping down this beauty and the conversation went:

Me: “what’s that?”

Husband: ” oh I made a new flavour of smoothie – want some? – oh and I wrote the recipe down for you, you should share it, it’s really good” *looking really proud of himself at this point*

Me: “aww are the photo’s on your phone or did you use mine?”

Husband: ” erm photo’s?”


*pours what’s left in a small glass, throws some cherries on a plate – heavily edits it and hopes it’s not that noticeable!  and here it is! this all happened at 7am on a saturday morning too!”

Husbands can’t be perfect can they :p so without further ado here is my husbands “Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie

The husbands Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie Recipe


  • 3 scoops of Chocolate/Cocoa (we used Nesquik because it’s what was available and is tasty!)
  • 1 Frozen banana
  • 100g Cherries – use a lot it takes a lot of cherries to flavour something
  • 400ml milk
  • 1 scoop of Protein powder – *if you don’t have (or want) to make a protein smoothie than just skip this step*

MethodChocolate and Cherry Protein Smoothie, Tasty, easy and perfect for those foodies who are always on the go!

1.Blend together the banana and cherry

*if you add anymore banana to this recipe, then add double the amount of cherries (trust me the cherry flavour doesn’t go very far!)*

2. Periodically blend in the milk until you get a creamy texture

3. Once there are no lumps and it is smooth add in the protein powder and the chocolate powder (make sure it is smooth otherwise you get clumps of powder and it gets sticky!)

4. Blend together until completely mixed in.

5. Drink and enjoy

(or if you’re my husband, be accosted for photos and then enjoy)

This is a delicious recovery smoothie for after the gym or a long run, it’s not the healthiest that a cherry protein smoothie could be but it is the tastiest!

The husband also loves (and recommends) a Banana & Honey Smoothie

If you are looking for more smoothie recipes to get you through the week, check out A Week’s Worth Of Healthy Smoothies!

My husband has been inspired by making smoothies! this chocolate & cherry protein smoothie is just what you need after the gym or run!

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Written by Charlotte

Founder at The Mummy Toolbox


  • Candace (#)
    March 8th, 2016

    I’m a big fan of smoothies as I’m afraid to say it’s the only way I can get my son to eat fruit which at 13 isn’t a great thing but needs must. Don’t tell him but I’ve been known to add some veg too lol

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton (#)
    March 7th, 2016

    LOL! I can see this, smacking the smoothie right out of your husband’s hand! So funny. Thank goodness there was enough left for a picture!

    The flavor sounds so good, I love chocolate cherry, and using fresh cherries sound so good! I think I would have finished the smoothie also! LOL

    I haven’t taken away my husband’s food for blogging, but he does get a little aggravated when I’m taking pictures while the rest of the family eats. Sometimes they are loading their plates into the dishwasher and I’m still snapping away! LOL At least I made them dinner, right?

  • Sarah Ross-Koves (#)
    March 4th, 2016

    I can’t wait to try this one.

  • Lucy (Hello Beautiful Bear) (#)
    March 4th, 2016

    Haha this made me giggle, bless him 😉
    This looks lush, I’ll have to try this!

  • Emma (#)
    March 4th, 2016

    not a huge milk fan but this looks yummy – espec with the cherries. I might try it using an almond or nut based milke 🙂

  • Midgie (#)
    March 4th, 2016

    I did have to giggle at the thought of you taking his smoothie off him just to take photos! They just don’t understand do they?! Hubby says this sounds awesome and why have I not made it for him already!

  • Fi Ni Neachtain (#)
    March 4th, 2016

    Oh I love smoothies, how great that you’ve converted your husband to them too. Have to laugh at the life of a blogger having to photograph everything before eating or drinking! 🙂 This would be such a healthy and quick breakfast option.

  • Jacinta (#)
    March 3rd, 2016

    I love a good, healthy smoothie for breakfast.

  • Kelly Robinson (#)
    March 3rd, 2016

    Oh this does sound amazing! Haha your husband reminds me of mine. My partner made a beautiful sticky bbq sauce it was so tasty. He took photos and wrote down the recipe. When I was typing the recipe for my blog I realised it looked familiar. It was one from a Jamie Oliver boo that I have! He thought I just copied recipes and put them on my blog haha!! #YumTum

  • Sadhna Grover (#)
    March 3rd, 2016

    Wow nice ingredients, I love smoothie.

  • Gina (#)
    March 3rd, 2016

    Hahahah! I definitely laughed out loud at your conversation with your hubby. Whenever my hubby has a recipe he thinks that I should share I always question him intensely and almost always insist on taking the photos myself. He really likes to do it himself though, so he always tries to outdo me with his photos. 😀 This looks great and other than the cherries I already have all of the ingredients. That would be so tasty though! A chocolate smoothie?! Yum!

  • Marilyn (#)
    March 3rd, 2016

    I am really getting into smoothies, Charlotte. Tweeted and yummed! You might want to check out It has become my #1 referrer after google search!

  • Laura (#)
    March 3rd, 2016

    This looks great! I’m not a fan of cherries but appreciating the pictures and especially the story about your husband!

  • Elizabeth (#)
    March 3rd, 2016

    Mmm sounds yum! I am using a lot of protein powder these days – I’ll have to try this!

  • Ilka (#)
    March 3rd, 2016

    I love cherries in my smoothies, so yummy and good-for-you! As a runner, you probably love all the benefits of cherries in your diet, Charlotte!

  • Petite Words (#)
    March 3rd, 2016

    Looks delicious (: Will have to give it a try. Love your website by the way and so amazing to find such a good link party for foodies!

    Warm wishes from Petite Words

  • Angela / Only Crumbs Remain (#)
    March 3rd, 2016

    What a clever husband you have, this sounds delicious. #YumTum
    Angela x

  • Rachel (#)
    March 3rd, 2016

    I love the sound of this and would perhaps also think of using Coconut milk too x

  • Hayleigh Budgetfoodmummy (#)
    March 3rd, 2016

    Oooo well done to your husband, this sounds amazing! I often have to snatch my husband’s plate back at dinner time to take a photo!! #YumTum

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  • Michelle (#)
    March 3rd, 2016

    That looks really good and I’m tempted to try it. Unfortunately I have yet to find a smoothie that I like. I still keep trying them though, hoping I will find “the one”, LOL! Popping over from #waywow

  • joy @ yummy seconds (#)
    March 3rd, 2016

    This protein smoothie looks tasty. Will give it a try with cocoa powder. I also like the combination of cherries & bananas. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ana De- Jesus (#)
    March 2nd, 2016

    I agree Nesquik is darn tasty I love it! I like the alternative take on the smoothie too very different to most that I have seen!

  • Mudpie Fridays (#)
    March 2nd, 2016

    Awww bless him, least he gets the whole blogging thing my OH is slowly coming round but still thinks I spend far to much time on the laptop – although will take the days out for a review etc. Sounds like a great smoothie 🙂 love the idea of freezing more fruit too x

  • Georgina prince (#)
    March 2nd, 2016

    It looks yummy! the stop now really made me laugh thats me constantly freeze!mI need to take photos haha x

  • Celeste Choi (#)
    March 2nd, 2016

    Great post. I shared it on StumbleUpon. Have a great day 😉

  • Someone's Mum (#)
    March 2nd, 2016

    Haha bless him. He wasn’t to know. Still looks delicious though. Cherry and chocolate is a lovely combination. 🙂

  • Dean of Little Steps (#)
    March 2nd, 2016

    You made me laugh out loud with STOP DRINKING RIGHT NOW! Reminds me of that video I saw of “Instagram husbands” and their wives, so funny! To be fair though, those smoothies look yum! I need a smoothie maker 😉

  • Melanie Chadd (#)
    March 2nd, 2016

    I have had conversations like that too! This made me laugh!
    I love cherries and obviously chocolate, sounds like heaven.

  • Leah Miller (#)
    March 2nd, 2016

    Haha! This did make me laugh – at least he was trying to help!!!

    It looks delicious, I am really partial to a morning smoothie, as much as anything else it is easy to eat whilst I do 101 other things, but I have never had cherry in one. That might be tomorrows recipe, thank you! xx

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