A refreshing creation from our friend, Alisa Fleming, of Go Dairy Free.
You are probably thinking, “Who would want to eat big chocolate chips in a shake or smoothie?” There is a tasty little trick. Simply add the chips after your shake is prepared, pulse the blender a few times to break them into shards and distribute throughout – and voila! An indulgent treat that offers the vibe of chocolate chip ice cream in a nutritious, thick, breakfast-worthy smoothie.
And though this cherry chocolate chip shake is amazing with fresh cherries, the season for this brilliant stone fruit is rather short. Feel free to sub frozen cherries if needed, but as noted in the recipe, you may need to let your fruit defrost a touch before blending, or use a fresh banana.
For a top allergen-free treat, use coconut milk beverage or rice milk, sunflower seed butter or a "safe" dairy-free protein powder (i.e. rice or hemp), or omit the add-in.