Cherry-Berry Smoothie

Come summertime, we figure we should eat as many berries as we can. This creamy fruit shake is a great way to do just that.

Hands-on time:
5 minutes
Total time:
5 minutes

Kitchen Gear

Measuring cup
Blender (adult needed)
2 drinking glasses


1⁄2 cup milk
1⁄2 cup plain yogurt
1⁄2 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries or strawberries, or a combination
1⁄2 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened cherries, pitted
2 dates, pitted
2 ice cubes (if using non-frozen fruit)


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.

  1. Put all the ingredients in the blender.
  2. ​Put the top on tightly. Turn on the blender to medium speed and blend until the mixture is smooth, 30–60 seconds.
  3. Divide the smoothie equally between the glasses and serve right away, or cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours.


Dates are a great natural sweetener because they also add nutrients, including fiber and the minerals calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Feel free to swap half a banana — another wholesome sweetener — for the dates, if you prefer.

“Pitted” means with the pits removed.