Elderberry 4th of July Recipe

4th of July Star Fruit Skewers with Black Elderberry Yogurt Sauce (Vegan) 

By Michelle Harris 

These skewers look adorable and make the most out of summer fruit! They are easy to make and lots of fun! Perfect for July 4th or any occasion!


  • Fruits of your choice. I like pineapple (because it’s easy to cut into fun shapes), strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.
  • Vegan yogurt - I chose a blueberry cashew milk yogurt
  • 1 TBS Sambucol Black Elderberry Syrup per 5 oz of yogurt
  • 1 TBS agave per 5 oz of yogurt

Michelle Harris Black Elderberry Fruit Skewers


Wash and dry all berries and cut pineapple into long strips. In honor of the July 4th holiday, I cut my pineapple into star shapes using two different size star cookie cutters. One side had a sharp edge, making it easy to cut fruit.

Next, I started adding fruit into the pattern I want on the skewer. The big star on top looks really festive.

Finally, I stirred the yogurt to make it smooth and added 1 TBS Sambucol Black Elderberry (for the berry taste and antioxidant benefit) and 1 TBS agave for added sweetness.

Serve and enjoy!



Michelle Harris is the host of Alive & Well with Michelle Harris, a  national TV series promoting the wellness lifestyle. Michelle is one of the media’s leading lifestyle experts and is a frequent guest on TV shows, radio shows, magazine interviews, red carpets and live events. Michelle is also the co-founder of Animal Angels, a non-profit advocacy group where celebrities promote pet health and adoptions.  

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