Cherry-Berry Smoothie

Cherry-Berry Smoothie

Description

Spoiler alert: this isn't the only recipe in this issue that showcases fresh berries! But, 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. 

Kitchen Gear: 

Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Cutting board
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  
dates, pitted
2  
ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients in the blender in the order listed.
  2. Put the top on tightly. Turn the blender to a medium setting and blend until the ice is chopped and the mixture is smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. Serve right away—or store in a thermos or covered in the refrigerator, up to 4 hours. 

Notes

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.