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.

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Hands-on time: 5   |    Total time: 5   |    Makes: 2 Servings

KITCHEN GEAR

Measuring cup
Blender (adult needed)

INGREDIENTS

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 unit dates, pitted
2 unit ice cubes

INSTRUCTIONS

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 2 glasses and serve right away, or cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours.

DID YOU KNOW?

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.