This cherry smoothie is made with juice, yogurt, frozen dark cherries and banana, all blended together into a creamy and delicious drink. A kid friendly smoothie that’s perfectly sweet and only takes 5 minutes to make.

I love frozen cherries, sometimes I even just eat them straight from the bag as a snack! Frozen cherries really shine in this simple yet satisfying smoothie recipe.

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A cherry smoothie garnished with a fresh dark cherry and mint.

Summer is my favorite time of you because I get to spend so much time with my children making memories. One of those memories is getting them in the kitchen to make smoothies like this cherry smoothie! There’s nothing better than a cold sweet treat on a hot summer day to help you relax and cool off.


This cherry smoothie is full of dark sweet cherries, banana, juice, and yogurt for the perfect summer day drink. All you have to do is gather your ingredients and toss them into the blender. Blend the ingredients until they’re nice and smooth and you have your sweet cherry smoothie.

I use frozen cherries for this recipe because they’re readily available and make the smoothie nice and cold. You can absolutely use fresh pitted cherries, but be sure to add a handful of ice into the mix to maintain that frosty texture.

Cherries, banana, yogurt and juice in a blender.

Be sure you’re using frozen dark sweet cherries, not the tart variety. I mean, if you like a little tart to your smoothie, by all means, add in some tart cherries but I enjoy mine sweet. I use vanilla Greek yogurt but cherry Greek yogurt works great as well.

A blender full of cherry smoothie.

If you can get your hands on some cherry juice or cran-cherry juice,  I would suggest using that. However, if you can’t find that juice, apple juice or white grape juice works just as well. If you want to add in something extra to boost the nutritional value of these smoothies, there are plenty of options.

Some added ingredients that would be great are

  • Spinach
  • Protein Powder
  • Chia Seeds
  • Flax Seeds
  • Kale

Cherry smoothie surrounded by fresh cherries.


Cherries have quite the list of health benefits. They not only help with arthritis but they also help with most inflammatory conditions. They help you sleep better and improve your memory. Further, they help lower the risk of heart disease and colon cancer, and can assist in lowering the blood pressure of those suffering with diabetes.


Cherries actually help in losing weight. They’re a low calorie food with about only 100 calories appearing in one cup of cherries. They’re a high fiber food as well which can make you feel full longer. In other words, eat more cherries, they’re one of my favorite fruits!

Two cherry smoothies topped with fresh cherries.

I’ve made so many cherry smoothies already this summer that I’ve lost count. I’m sure I will be making plenty more since there are many weeks of hot weather left. My kids can’t wait for our next smoothie making session!


4.95 from 20 votes

Cherry Smoothie

AuthorSara Welch
A cherry smoothie garnished with a fresh dark cherry and mint.
This cherry smoothie is made with juice, yogurt, frozen dark cherries and banana, all blended together into a creamy and delicious drink. A kid friendly smoothie that's perfectly sweet and only takes 5 minutes to make.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time6 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Serves 2


  • 1 1/2 cups juice cherry juice, cran-cherry juice, apple juice or white grape juice
  • 1 banana cut in half
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 3/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • fresh cherries and mint sprigs for garnish optional


  • Place the juice, banana, cherries and yogurt in a blender.
  • Blend until completely smooth.
  • Pour into 2 glasses and serve, topped with fresh cherries and mint sprigs if desired.


Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 8g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 705mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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  1. 4 stars
    i’m gonna make this smoothie with the rest of my cherries in the fridge. btw, do I need to take the core out of the cherry before smashing it? I’m bad at cooking.

    1. Really easy way to pit cherries; put cheery on top of empty glass coke bottle (or any glass bottle with smaller opening), push pit out using bigger end of a chop stick. Pitted 5# fresh cherries in 1/2 hr using this method.

  2. 5 stars
    Oh my, the colour of this smoothie is so gorgeous. I adore cherries so this sounds like the perfect smoothie for me!

  3. This looks so good! My son loves the flavor cherry and he loves slushies and smoothies. I’ll definitely have to try this out for him, thanks for sharing!

  4. Amazing! I’m into smoothies this summer, definitely, I’ll try this one. I love the fact that cherries help you lose weight, I like it even more!

  5. 5 stars
    Oh wow, that looks delicious. And what an incredible colour – definitely screams cherry goodness!

  6. These smoothies look delicious, the perfect refreshing snack for summer, I will definitely have to try them!

    ~xo Sheree

  7. 5 stars
    These look delicious. I’ve never tried cherries in a smoothie before, but this recipe seems right up my alley!

  8. I absolutely love the color of this smoothie, easy to make and the perfect refresher during the summer months

  9. 5 stars
    I will be making this today for lunch. Thank you for sharing. This is bookmarked and ready to go 🙂

  10. 5 stars
    For some reason it has never crossed my mind to make anything with cherries, maybe because of the stone..

  11. Smoothies are my go-to breakfast. I’m a big fan of cherries, and I will try this one. Thanks for sharing.

  12. 5 stars
    This looks so nutritiously satisfying. So vibrant and creamy. I use cherry a lot in baking, I am yet to use for a smoothie. I’ll be giving this a try for sure!

  13. 5 stars
    I am always looking for new smoothie recipes to try! Normally cherries aren’t my thing but mixed in with other flavors (and no pit to deal with), I think I’d enjoy them!

  14. I love smoothies! And my toddler loves to help with the blender. Lol. I can’t wait to try this recipe.