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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!

30 comments on “Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie”

  1. 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

  2. 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?

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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 😉

  15. 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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