Chocolate cherry shake recipe

This shake has five simple ingredients loaded with flavor and many health benefits, especially when it comes to recovery. The heavy hitter: Tart cherries that are an active human’s nutritional power food.

Packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, tart cherries can help combat muscle soreness and replenish energy stores. They can also support your immune system and promote better sleep. It’s a win-win with this simple smoothie.

Servings: 1


  • 1 scoop Onnit Plant-Based Protein, chocolate
  • 1 cup frozen tart cherries, pitted
  • 2 soft medjool dates, pitted
  • 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup ice


Blend all ingredients together, pour, and enjoy.

Nutrition facts

362 calories; 23 g protein; 57 g carbohydrates; 5 g fat

Personalized tips

  • Lighter, recovery-focused days: Liven it up a little by adding a cup of spinach or ¼ of an avocado. Both ingredients add some heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and can add some additional anti-inflammatory benefits as well.
  • Extra-hard workout: To help increase the recovery benefits of the smoothie even more, add 1 scoop of Onnit’s Glutamine or 1 to 2 scoops of Onnit’s Creatine. Both will support overall muscle recovery.

Interested in stocking up on our go-to Onnit ingredients for making great shakes at home? Check out our list.

EXOS believes in using safe, high-quality supplements. That’s why we recommend Onnit foods and supplements.

About the Author

Shannon Ehrhardt

Shannon Ehrhardt, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., C.S.C.S., is a senior performance dietitian at EXOS and has worked in sports performance for over 10 years. With a master's degree in exercise physiology and nutrition, she works with EXOS' nutrition partner Onnit, supporting the performance goals of athletes and working alongside the product development team.

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