Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie - Phases 1 and 3

This smoothie tastes like a chocolate covered cherry! You will not believe you are eating healthy with this one.

Smoothies are a HUGE part of The Fast Metabolism Diet Plan in my house. Every morning starts with a smoothie. Often times, I have one pre workout and then one for breakfast. Smoothies are versatile, easy, SO tasty and you can include all meal components with a little creativity. Smoothies can be used for meals, snacks and in between. Stay tuned for my smoothie cookbook, coming in October 2016!

Tips: Prep smoothies ahead- you can put smoothie ingredients (except liquids) in a zip top bag and freeze it. All you do is put the contents of the bag in the blender, add water (or phase appropriate liquid) and blend!
         -Pair strong flavored fruits with mild flavored vegetables.
         -Egg whites (liquid and powdered) or beef collagen powder can be used as protein.
         -Add ice and water a little at a time until you get the texture and thickness you want
         -A sturdy blender helps

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie
Phases 1 and 3

1 cup frozen cherries
1 cup spinach
1 cup zucchini
Splash each of vanilla and almond extract
1/2 cup water for phase 1 OR
1/2 cup almond milk for phase 3
1-2 T cacao or cocoa
1-2 T xylitol
1-2 cups ice, as needed

Put everything in the blender, soft veggies in the bottom, and blend until smooth. Add water or almond milk as needed to blend.

Standard fruit and veggie  serving for phase 1 FMD
Standard fruit and veggie, partial fat, phase 3 FMD


  1. Replies
    1. The p1 version can be used as a snack in p1
      Breakfastor lunch only in p3

  2. This is so good! I added rice milk along with the water for phase 1.

  3. So much health benefits from cherry. This would be perfect for my post workout recovery. Thanks for the tips!

  4. How many servings does this recipe make? I have also purchased your smoothie recipe book and was wondering how many servings each recipe makes. Seems like a LOT for one serving, but I am new to all of this and am trying to figure it all out before I jump in. The pre planning is really getting the better of me. Organization in the kitchen is not my strong suite. Thanks for your help in advance. Wendy

    1. Each smoothie recipe is one serving for under 20lb goal. You would need to asd 50% more fruit and veggie for over 40lb goal

  5. When you put vegetables in your smoothies (e.g. carrots, zucchini) do you put them in raw? Or do you cook them a bit first to get them soft?

    1. I have a Vitamix that blends very smoothly, so I use raw. You can cook them if you want but it could change the taste of the smoothie


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