Cherry Cacao Fab 4 Smoothie

Cherry Cacao Fab Four Smoothie

Skip the chocolate covered cherries and go with this Cherry Cacao Be Well Smoothie. It offers a similar taste but a much friendlier nutritional profile.

Tart cherries boast several health benefits including: lowering blood pressure, modulating blood glucose, enhancing cognitive function, protecting against oxidative stress and reducing inflammation.

MCT oil is beneficial for maintaining a favorable bacteria profile in the gut because it fights bad bacteria and yeast. It’s also beneficial for decreasing inflammation and increasing fat burning. It provides quick energy but doesn’t spike blood sugar.

Chia seeds are full of brain-boosting Omega-3’s as well as high in fiber. Spinach provides antioxidants and a punch of vitamin C as well as other minerals like potassium.

Together, the ingredients in this Cherry Cacao Be Well Smoothie hit all the marks of the Fab Four – protein, fat, fiber and greens. This means that unlike most smoothies you can buy at a shop, this one won’t spike your blood sugar and leave you crashing and craving. Instead, it’ll balance your blood sugar, calm your hunger hormones, and deliver sustained energy.

For more fruit forward but blood sugar friendly smoothies, check out all of my Fab Four smoothie recipes HERE. And if you’d like to learn about the science behind the Fab Four as well as my tips, tricks and how-to’s, check out my Fab Four Smoothie Basics video course. 

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  • Prep Time

    2 minutes

  • Total Time

    5 minutes

  • Servings


  • Freezer Friendly



  • 1 serving Be Well by Kelly Chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp MCT oil
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup tart cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1-1.5 cup unsweetened nut milk or water
  • 1 tsp cacao nibs, for topping


  1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend to desired consistency.  If you use fresh cherries, add a few ice cubes to chill.
  2. Top with cacao nibs.