Very Berry Cherry Smoothie

A Very Berry Cherry Smoothie is a treat you won’t soon forget!

Very Berry Cherry Smoothie | Mom On Timeout

I am very fortunate that my kids enjoy dairy products. They love yogurt in particular and have one almost every day. With summer here, I thought it would be fun to find other ways for the boys to get dairy in their diet because it really is so important. We love drinking smoothies in our house because they’re easy to take on the go and also it’s a great way for me to sneak a bunch of nutrition into a meal and Reece and Bryce thinking they’re getting a treat!

We are drowning in cherries right now (no joke!) and a cherry smoothie sounded like just the thing to use up some cherries and get in some dairy. This Very Berry, Cherry Smoothie is packed full of antioxidants and protein and is a great way to start (or end!) your day. I used Simply Orange Juice and FAGE Greek Yogurt along with cherries, strawberries, and blueberries for a nutrient-dense smoothie that tastes incredibly refreshing and delicious.

INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 c Simply Orange Juice (1) FAGE Greek Yogurt – Cherry Flavor (2) cups of frozen fruit (cherries, blueberries, and strawberries) ice (optional)

First I pitted my cherries and cut the strawberries into smaller pieces. If you have smaller strawberries, you can just leave them whole. I placed the cherries, strawberries, and blueberries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze the fruit for two hours to create a nice consistency to your smoothie. If you don’t have the time to freeze the fruit – add in 1/2 – 1 cup of ice.

Once the fruit is frozen, combine the orange juice, fruit, and yogurt in a blender and blend until nice and smooth.

Pour and enjoy!

Very Berry Cherry Smoothie | Mom On Timeout

Very Berry Cherry Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ c Simply Orange Juice
  • (1) FAGE Greek Yogurt - Cherry Flavor
  • (2) cups of frozen fruit (cherries, blueberries, and strawberries)
  • ice (optional)
Instructions
  1. First I pitted my cherries and cut the strawberries into smaller pieces. If you have smaller strawberries, you can just leave them whole.
  2. Place the cherries, strawberries, and blueberries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze the fruit for two hours to create a nice consistency to your smoothie. If you don't have the time to freeze the fruit - add in ½ - 1 cup of ice.
  3. Once the fruit is frozen, combine the orange juice, fruit, and yogurt in a blender and blend until nice and smooth.
  4. Pour and enjoy!

 June is National Dairy Month!  To celebrate, Safeway is holding an awesome promotion where every time you purchase $40 worth of dairy products, a voucher will print that can be redeemed for two free movie tickets!  This is such a great promotion because you don’t have to purchase all $40 worth at one time – you have all of June to accumulate the $40 amount!  In addition, you can earn this reward multiple times – just keep buying those dairy items :) 

The promotion includes a variety of products so be on the look out for the June Dairy Month and Ice Age promotional signs. Make to bring you Safeway affiliate card with you so you can get the club prices and track your dairy purchases!  I headed over to my local Safeway and saw signs for the promotion all over the place:

Bryce and I did some serious shopping and checked out. Once I had my voucher in hand, I headed home to put away a whole bunch of groceries.

Need some recipe ideas?  Check out EasyHomeMeals.com for some terrific recipes your whole family will enjoy!  You can also like Easy Home Meals on Facebook where you’ll find recipes, tips, new product information and sweepstakes.

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Comments

  1. I love fresh cherries and this sounds incredible!!

  2. This looks delicious! And I really, really love your photos.

  3. ooh, i love cherries, this one I will have to try!

  4. Cherries are my favorite! I can’t wait until they start showing up in stores here.

  5. Wow! That is a lot of cherries. I’m sure my kids would love this smoothie. It sounds so refreshing!

  6. I would love a heaping pile of cherries!! OH yum, yum, yum! Thanks for hosting the hop by the way:)

  7. I love cherries. I’ll have to try this recipe! New Follower.

    Jody

  8. Yummy!! Love this!!

  9. I’m in love with that giant pile of cherries! Seriously, I need one! Haha! Those smoothies sound delicious. Hope you will come link up to my Cherry Linky Party!

    Andie

    http://prettymuchnuts.blogspot.com/2012/06/cherry-link-up-party.html

  10. I’m jealous! I paid $11 ON SALE for a pound of cherries yesterday!

    It looks great so I shared via pinterest, facebook, etc.

    Thanks!

  11. Oh this sounds amazing! So refreshing!

  12. Yummie!

  13. This looks SO good and a perfect treat for summer dinner parties! I love it inside the little mason jar too, SO CUTE! Your blog is adorable! :)

  14. This looks so delicious with all of the berries!! We are so happy to have you join us for our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Please come back soon!! -The Sisters

  15. Literally drooling right now. Amazing pictures!

  16. One of my most favorite thing is a smoothly for breakfast. My favorite fruit is berries, so this looks amazing. Love it inside the mason jars. So delicious looking! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best!

  17. super yuymmy….??!! … looks really lovely! want to invite you to come share this and participate in our linky party here: http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/

  18. Oh my gosh I need one of these. Fresh cherries are my favorite fruit! I would love you to share it on my linky party!
    http://www.igottatrythat.com/p/blog-hop-linky-colde.html
    Thanks,
    Marcie @ http://www.IGottaTryThat.com

  19. Looks so good! I love mixed berries so this is right up my alley!

  20. Ohhh that looks SO SO SO good! YUM! I want to make myself one right now!!! Thank you SO much for the inspiration and for linking up!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  21. YUM YUM YUM. Would love for you link up to my linky party. Hope to see you there!

    http://www.thegirlinthewildwest.com/

  22. YUM! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

  23. It looks wonderful and we have great fresh cherries now
    Thanks for sharing!

  24. I want one of these smoothies right now! Thank you for sharing this recipe at our Summer BBQ Bash!

  25. Yum! This looks great. Rachel x

  26. Anonymous says:

    what size yogurt did you use?

  27. LOVE this recipe and your pictures look amazing! I’m your newest follower, thanks for sharing this! I’m totally going to make it for my boys!

    ~Jen

  28. Love cherries and from the picture this looks delicious! My son will love this too. x

  29. What a great recipe for using some of the beautiful fruits in season now! I just bought 2 big bags of cherries — they were so cheap! Will definitely be trying this.

  30. I love cherries, and this smoothie looks delicious! I’ll have to try it out soon!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

  31. such a delicious and refreshing recipe! love the combination of flavors!

  32. Yum! I’m going to try this soon! Featuring you today. XO, Aimee

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