Cherry and Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

Good news today. I think I'm back in game and I feel much more inspired again. I took a few days off and kept telling myself that I don't have to produce anything beautiful and great every single day! It helped. I have to learn to accept that, but it's working. I want to say a BIG thank you to all of you for your supportive comments on my last post! They mean the world to me and help me keep going! Thank you my foodie friends!

Another good news is, that it is a Food Blogger Connect time this weekend, and I am going to spend wonderful three days with fellow food bloggers and friends, and eat a lot! I am looking forward to seeing everyone there! I think there are still a few tickets left for Saturday, so if you are the "last minutes decision" kind of person, there is still a chance to join us. I'm sure we are all going to have a blast.

I hope you will like my today's recipe, because I didn't cook much this week as I'm home alone gain. I finally got first cherries at the market last week. They were surprisingly very sweet, so I enjoyed them raw, added some in morning yogurt, and the rest I mixed with strawberries, honey, apple juice and homemade yogurt into a smoothie. If you like ice smoothie, put your fruit in the freezer for 2-3 hours before blending. It makes a wonderful refreshing smoothie.

Cherry and strawberry yogurt smoothie
Serve 1 glass

1 cup fresh, pitted cherries
1/2 cup fresh strawberries
1/2 cup apple juice (I used Copella)
1/2 cup home made plain yogurt
1 tsp honey

1. For ice smoothie, freeze strawberries and cherries for 2-3 hours.

2. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Pour into prepared glass and garnish with a fresh strawberry.


  1. A lovely smoothie and gorgeous pictures!



  2. Refreshingly gorgeous looking smoothies.

  3. welcome back! gorgeous pics and isn't homemade yogurt sooo yummy?!

  4. Great picts, that reminds me I have to make my health smoothie tonigh, Yumooo

  5. Great post on Smoothies...I just made a Pineapple Smoothie...I'm hooked on smoothies now!

    Your photos are beautiful!

    Carmen of Baking is my Zen

  6. welcome back..I love your return! Beautiful pics and a very healthy drink. Cherries and yogurt are a perfect match.

  7. Welcome back!!
    I'm so happy you feel better...the pics are wonderful as usual...

  8. Well you certainly came back with a BANG! Gorgeous photos and those smoothies look delicious!
    I am a little disappointed that I am not able to go to the blogger connect in London! How fun would it have been to meet in person! But since I am in Italy... it will have to wait till next year. Can't wait to hear all the stories! Enjoy!

  9. Lovely smoothie! Just what is needed for this spring/summer weather. Your shots are beautiful!

  10. Hi Sarka. It was great to meet you yesterday at FBC. We also love smoothies in my house - it's a great way to get fruit and yogurt into my kids. Our favourite combination these days is fresh strawberries, mangoes and banana. Yum!

  11. Enjoyed meeting you on the weekend and have to say your blog looks lovely. Great photos.

    Funnily enough my man made me a strawberry and banana smoothie this morning before work - maybe he missed me being out all weekend! Will have to start making yoghurt by the look of yours :)

  12. So glad I found you via Twitter. The little yogurt pots are too adorable!!!

  13. Beautiful photos! I think I might cheat and add ice cream instead of yogurt and make a shake instead of a smoothie! Thanks for posting this! :)

  14. Sari, it's Jasmine here from
    I'm really very happy we met and spent some time together in London, you're such a special and friendly person!
    By the way, now I see your blog I understand how serious you are about your photography: your stuff is amazing!! And I really mean A MA ZIN'!!!
    Now you have a new fan for your lovely blog!

    Take care and keep in touch!

  15. Hi Sai..waiting fr the FBC update and amazing pics ...m so sad i cudnt amke it :(

  16. Beautiful post Sari - stunning photos. Drinks must be one of the hardest things to shoot. So nice seeing you again over the weekend. Hope you're still having loads of fun with Pam. Can't wait to see your FBC photos =) x

  17. Beautiful photography. I love the recipe too - a smoothie without bananas! There should be more of them. Take care. Reena

  18. That is exactly what I want RIGHT NOW ;)

  19. Stunning photography. Amazing recipes!!I loveit all!!

  20. Sarka, your photos are stunning! You are getting so good! Love these pictures and the recipe is great! Fab to have seen you this past weekend too!

  21. Adorable strawberry pictures, I wish I could find light like this, they look amazing. Lovely to see you and spend some proper time together last weekend, hopefully it won't be too long until the next time.

  22. gorgeous! i wish i had one of these smoothies right now!

  23. Welcome back. The pictures are sensational. The smoothie looks amazing!

  24. Can't wait to hear about your experience in FBC... am sure you had loads of fun - ate lots and learned heaps! Gorgeous smoothie - summer in a glass...

  25. Beautiful pictures. Love smoothies, one every night for us. Love them...

  26. YUM! This looks and sounds sooooo good! Fabulous pictures and great blog; happy I found you!

    Delightful Bitefuls

  27. Love your photos.

    Saw that you liked Tartelette's bare spanking story! I loved it too! Please contact me, spank-lover :)

  28. It's good to recharge the batteries sometimes. I feel the same way as a chef. Sometimes i need to take a break before i can get the creative juice flowing again.

    Your work is beautiful! Keep it up! :)

  29. Thank you everyone for your amazing comments! You are wonderful!

    @Asha - Oh yes, homemade yogurt is so good, I can't live without it! :)

    @ Carmen - I love all kinds of smoothies as well, and pineapple smoothie sounds great. I'll give it a try!

    @Peter - Thank you Peter, so glad you like my photos! That means a lot coming from you!

    @Mika - You are very kind, thank you1

    @Junglefrog - Thank you Simone for your kind comment! What a shame you couldn't make it to FBC, I'd love to meet in person!

    @Michele - Hi Michele, it was great to meet you too! Oh mango smoothie is my fav! And smoothies are also a great way to get fruit into my bf! :D

    @bron - Thank you, so glad you like my blog! It was wonderful to meet you at FBC! Homemade yogurt is so easy and so good, I'm sure you will love it. :)

    @nina - Hi Nina, great to see you here! Your blog is really lovely!

    @Virva - Hi to Finland! Thank you! :)

    @Peanut Butter and Jealous! - Hi ladies, thank you for stopping by here! Was great to meet you at FBC! I think I also will cheat next time! ;)

    @Jasmine - Hi Jasmine, thank you so much for your lovely comment! You are making me blush! :) I'm also very happy I got to know you in London and really hope to see you soon again!

    @An Open Book - Hi Nisha, I know I'm very late with my FBC post! I'm gonna post it tomorrow! I promise! :) I hope to meet you there next year!

    @Mowie - thank you sweetie! I was happy to see you at FBC! We had so much fun with Pam, such shame it's all gone by so quickly!

    @Coconut Rita - Thank you Reena for your nice comment! I'm sure I will make even more smoothies without bananas! :)

    @Jamie - Hi Jamie, thank you for your lovely comment, you are so kind! So great seeing you again at FBC!

    @Sarah - Was so great seeing you too, we all had a blast on Saturday at the Thai restaurant! :)

    @Hannah - Hi Hannah, thank you so much for stopping by here! :)

    @El - Thank you El!

    @Trissa - I promise I post my FBC post tomorrow, I'm so behind! I had a fab time there! :)

    @ Mary - Thank you for the your comment, so glad you like my little blog! :)

    @Anonymous - Thank you, glad you like my photos. I think Tartelette's last post was more about than just spanking!

    @Zen Chef - Oh, thank you for the lovely comment! I'm truly honoured! I love your work! :)

  30. Your food photography is breathtaking! This post with luscious berries against snow-white background is gorgeous. You have a new fan :)

  31. This looks so good, and the recipe so easy! I'll definitely have to try this recipe!

    Gorgeous photography!

  32. I love how the berries shimmer in the light!