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Black Cherry Vanilla Yogurt Smoothie

Updated on August 5, 2012
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Janine is a published author in Only Trollops Shave Above the Knees, appears on The Huffington Post and at Confessions of A Mommyaholic.

4.7 stars from 3 ratings of Black Cherry Vanilla Yogurt Smoothie

Summertimes past, my family always ended having cherries in the house and was truly a staple for our house. I remember as a child probably about 5 or 6 years old our neighbor two doors down from us had a cherry tree in her backyard. She was an elderly woman and could not get up into the tree to pick these cherries. She took a liking to my dad, who always would lend a helping hand to a neighbor in need. My dad ended up scaling her tree and picking the cherries from this neighbor's tree for her. For my dad's time and trouble, this lady gave my dad a share of the cherries picked. This actually became a ritual every year for the next few years and we always ended up with fresh cherries in our house picked from this tree. These cherries were so delicious and I will never forget them. I always ended up eating my fair share of course too.

Flash forward to when I first met my husband almost 10 years ago and he too had a love of cherries and this was one of his favorite things to eat also as a small child. Whenever we ordered dessert from ices to ice cream, he would always order something that was mixed with some sort of cherries. When we first started to make smoothies from the smoothie maker purchased for my bridal shower, this recipe was one of the first we tried, because of our shared love for cherries. Well lo and behold, this one was loved by us both and we now make it quite often and yet again even our children love this one and drink it with us now too.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 1 min
Ready in: 6 min
Yields: Makes 3-5 servings.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
  • 1 Cup Vanilla Yogurt
  • 2 Cups Frozen Dark Cherries, You can find them usually in a bag in the freezer aisle
  1. Pour liquid ingredients in the smoothie maker and then add frozen ingredients.
  2. Blend at low/dispense setting for 30 seconds, then blend at high setting until smooth. While the machine is running you can move the stir stick around to aid mixing.
  3. Serve immediately.

Summing It Up...

For the record, this one truly is very easy and inexpensive to make by the way. For the frozen cherries, I usually buy the store brand in the freezer aisle, they are reasonably priced and are pretty tasty. Also, when buying the yogurt and frozen yogurt, I always get whatever is on sale. The prep and mix time truly is less than 5 minutes and you end getting a very delicious drink to enjoy. By the way for the price and the ease of making, I end up getting to relive my childhood summers with this one too. So from our house to yours, I do hope you will also get to try to enjoy this smoothie too.

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Dedicated to...

This one is dedicated to my dad, who always extends a helping hand to whoever is in need and it is because of him that my love of cherries in particular was cultivated. Thanks dad!!

This one always makes me think of my dad...

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      Janine Huldie 2 years ago from New York, New York

      Happy to share and glad I could give a new option here to add fruit into your diet :)

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      Joyfulcrown 2 years ago

      I am always looking for new and tasty ways to get more fruits into my diet. Thanks for sharing.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Thanks so much Crystal and I know love Black Cherries here, too!

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      Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

      If it's got black cherry in the name, I'm all over it! Voting up and pinning this one. Thanks for sharing it.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      TycoonSam. happy to shre this recipe and story too with you and thank you for your lovely comment too!!

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      TycoonSam 5 years ago from Washington, MI

      Great recipe and a very nice story. Thank you for sharing.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Julie, lol about the delicious and healthy part not usually being together!! Seriously, thank you for commenting, voting up, sharing and pinning too. Very much appreciated!!

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Janine, I never need an excuse to eat cherries in the Summer - I absolutely love 'em and I think sounds like it would be delicious and also....healthy (I am not used to both in the same description of anything I like to eat/drink) :o)

      Voted up, shared n pinned.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh Joseph here on Long Island it was a pretty hot day too, but now it is currently raining out! Thank you seriously for coming back for more today and for your comments. Very much appreciated :)

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Coming back for more for this hot day! Simply delicious!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thank you Eddy and I take that as total compliment, because I do believe you are a brilliant writer too and for it to remind you of some of your own writing I am humbled to say the least. Thank you so much again not only for the comment, but for continued kindness and support too :)

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      Eddy Jones 5 years ago from Wales.

      Brilliant Janine ; a great recipe and read to coincide ; I loved this hub and you have reminded me of my Tastes and Tales from Wales which I had published on here before;maybe I could revamp them.

      Thank you my friend again you have inspired me ;what more can I ask for ha ha!!!

      I am saving this hub and recipe too.

      Eddy.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thank you Ignugent17, for saying that about me. So very kind of you and very much do appreciate it! Thank you also for the votes too :)

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Samoa Sadhya, thank you so much for your kind words here. I do appreciate it and thank you also for sharing and pinning this too!

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      Janine,

      You are very lucky to have a cherry tree near you and a dad that is very helpful. I am also thankful that you are very generous in sharing this simple recipe for us. Maybe goodness runs in your blood. Voted up and more. :-)

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful!

      Just like cherries your article is also very sweet just because you have beautifully thanked your dad. It has made it very cute and interesting.

      The recipe is quite easy and will definitely give it a try. Sharing and pinning it.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Unknown Spy, thnak you for your lovely comment and do hope you get to try this one real soon!!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Ishwaryaa22, thank you so much for your kind words here, for the votes and share too!! Very much appreciate it and do hope you enjoy this when you you do make it!!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Vellur, thank you for your lovely comment.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      looks so yummy janine. wished i could make this smoothie on day.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      An easy, healthy & tasty smoothie recipe with a nice tribute to your dad! I am a big fan of fresh fruit smoothies and I would like to give this yummy smoothie a try. A clearly explained recipe with a drool-worthy photo! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up, Socially shared & pinned

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      A wonderful tribute and a delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Lady_E, thank you for your kindness here and do hope you try and enjoy!!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Seems very healthy to me and I'd love to make it a few times, as it's now summer. Rated 5 star. Thanks

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Dianna, I started to write this one and immediately thought of my dad so it was only fitting that I include him and dedicate it to him too. Glad you you could enjoy this recipe and thank you for continued support too!!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Such a sweet tribute to your dad! I do love this smoothie idea and also love cherries. Thanks for sharing from your heart.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Bill, glad you did find this one now and hope you get to try and enjoy this one as much as we do. Thank you again so much for all your continued support friend, very much appreciated!!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      How did this hub get by me? Sigh! I love smoothies and cherry is my favorite. A great meal on the run AND tasty! Thanks for the reminder...now I need to go make one.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Ruchira, thank you so much for the votes and hope you enjoy these when you try it.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      looks delicious, janine. with the cherry season going on...will give this a try.

      many votes!!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Joseph, I here you on the 99 degree weather lol!! Seriously this is a great one to keep cool on the warm summer days and the memories I have from my childhood for me are an added bonus. Thanks again for stopping by and for your continued support!!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Vespawoolf, thank for the votes and comment here. I do hope you get to try this cherry one and enjoy too!!

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      This smoothie comes in handy. Not too bad for 99 degrees LOL!

      Good memories from your childhood indeed! Thanks for the recipe!

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      I also love cherries and look forward to this smoothie! What a refreshing idea to add frozen yogurt to the mix. Voted up!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Michelle, thank you for the comment on this one and also do hope you get to try it soon!!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Will give this a try, I love smoothies, Janine! Sharing.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Alecia, thank you for stopping by and do hope you get to try this during the warm weather soon!! Thank you again for your kind comments!!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Linda, very much in agreement about cherries and thank you for comments here. Appreciate it very much!!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you Jenn-Anne. Hope you are able to make and enjoy too!

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      This sounds so good in this hot weather. I definitely will keep this in mind when I have some cherries around.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Cherries are tart and delicious as is your easy recipe! Thank you for sharing Janine! :)

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      Jenn-Anne 5 years ago

      Yummy! Will have to try this!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Josh, that is pretty funny that you like cherries, but Jon doesn't. Glad you do like cherries though and hope you do get to try, because this one is so tasty and so easy to make. Thanks again for all your support on here!!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Janine,

      Yay! Another smoothie recipe with a personal story! I love cherries and sidenote...Cherries are one of the rare foods that Jon and I disagree with, he hates them! Lol. Great hub, awesome tribute to your dad and beautiful picture of your dad and Emma!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you MaryAlice. Cherries are just too hard to resist, so I can totally relate. Do hope you make and enjoy when you do.

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      MarieAlice 5 years ago from Peru

      Love cherries, love frozen yogurt... will definitely try this recipe!!!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      LaThing, I happen to love Stand by Me too and this reminds me of my dad, but for my husband this reminds him of our daughter. I figure this some has some mass appeal and everyone could probably think of someone that it could apply to. I do hope you try the smoothie recipe and enjoy!!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you Court1983 for stopping by and commenting too.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Hubby, I will have to check out your hub and would love to try some new smoothie recipes. Thanks for commenting and stopping by.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      This looks so good, Janine! Very simple recipe.... Will be trying it for sure! And you picked one of my favorite song.... Stand By Me!! awesome!

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      Court1983 5 years ago from Tallahassee, FL

      Looks good :)

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      hubsy 5 years ago

      This sounds delish! Awesome hub! I also posted a hub with my top 5 smoothie recipes, but none of mine had cherries in them. :) This is really unique!