Yogurt is a healthy way to pack protein and probiotics into a drink! Try these top fruity smoothie recipes with yogurt, perfect for breakfast and snacks.
Want to add yogurt to smoothies? Great idea. Yogurt is an ideal ingredient for smoothies because it adds a good amount of protein, which makes it a filling breakfast or snack. Greek yogurt adds a whopping 12 grams of protein per half cup. It also adds live probiotics, which can aid in gut health, as well as calcium and vitamin B-12 (source). So why not add a bit of it to your morning smoothie?
Here a few things to note about smoothie recipes with yogurt:
Use plain, unflavored yogurt. Flavored yogurts have added sugars and artificial flavors. All the recipes below call for plain yogurt.
Substitute plain yogurt for Greek if you like. Greek yogurt is thicker and makes for a creamier smoothie, but you can substitute plain yogurt if that’s what you have.
You can always add more! Most of the smoothie recipes below call for about 1/2 cup Greek yogurt for 2 small servings. You can always add a bit more if you want to amp the protein.
First up in our smoothie recipes with yogurt...the Best Yogurt Smoothie! This protein-packed drink is full of fruity, creamy flavor:, with just the right sweetness and dreamy texture. Greek yogurt is the key, packing this smoothie with a whopping 20% of your daily protein needs. It makes this drink a great way to start the day, or perfect for breakfasts or snacks.
Looking for a protein-packed smoothie with yogurt to sip? Try this Vanilla Protein Smoothie recipe! It’s full of creamy, lightly fruity flavor and 25% of your daily protein! Even better: there’s no protein powder: just all natural, delicious ingredients! It tastes more like a vanilla milkshake than a protein drink, perfect for breakfast or a post-workout snack.
We’re ready to stand behind it. This really the best blueberry smoothie recipe! This smoothie with yogurt hits all the right notes. It’s got the perfect creamy texture, tastes like pure blueberry, has no added sugar, and is full of real, whole food ingredients. (No fruit juice here.) And the best part? It’s got a hint of cinnamon, too.
Tired of the same old ways to eat bananas? Enter: this banana smoothie recipe with yogurt! It’s got just the right creamy texture and beautifully banana-forward flavor. Because here’s the thing: smoothies aren’t as easy to throw together it seems. Throwing random quantities of banana and milk into a blender is not the way to do it. We tinkered with this recipe to make it just right. And consider the code cracked.
Here’s a smoothie that’s full of cozy spiced, naturally sweet flavor: the perfect Apple Smoothie! This one works anytime and in any season. Cinnamon and vanilla are just the right compliment to the sweet tart fruit. It’s also loaded with protein from Greek yogurt, which gives it just the right creamy texture. You’ll almost feel like you’re drinking an apple pie milkshake…but a wholesome version!
Here’s one of the very best smoothie recipes with yogurt out there…this perfect raspberry smoothie! This beautiful puree has it all: the best sweet tart flavor, creamy frosty texture, and stunning brilliant color. This one was an instant favorite in our house! It’s one of the most refreshing smoothies you’ll find. It doubles as a treat: the perfect ending to a summer meal.
Here’s the peach smoothie of your dreams! Really. You’ll be blown away by the creamy texture and bright peach flavor, accented with vanilla and cinnamon. It tastes more like a milkshake! But it’s made with healthy ingredients like peaches, banana and Greek yogurt. It’s even good enough to serve as a healthy dessert.
Let’s make an orange smoothie with yogurt! Oranges are often overlooked when it comes to smoothie recipes. But they’ve got a beautifully citrusy flavor and loads of Vitamin C. This orange smoothie is creamy and tangy, with just the right amount of sweetness. You might find that it tastes like Orange Julius, so it's got a tasty nostalgic vibe too.
Meet the perfect berry smoothie recipe with yogurt! This one has just the right frosty yet creamy consistency and juicy berry flavor. There’s a little Greek yogurt for some protein to make it a filling breakfast or snack. Finally: we’ve met our perfect berry match.
Here's a unique smoothie recipe with yogurt: a honeydew smoothie! Melon is an uncommon ingredient in smoothies, but this recipe will make you an instant fan. It has a beautiful delicately sweet flavor and a frothy texture. It’s hydrating and healthy: and the melon flavor really does shine! Accentuated with a hint of honey and vanilla, it’s super sippable.
Last up in our smoothie recipes with yogurt: the strawberry mango smoothie! It’s got a creamy and luscious texture and the perfect fruity flavor. Mango is ideal for smoothies because of its bright sweetness. Combine that with berries and banana, and you won’t be able to stop drinking it! The way the flavors combine is perfect for a healthy afternoon snack.
Here’s how to make the best yogurt smoothie! This tasty protein-packed puree features frozen fruit and creamy Greek yogurt.
1 cup frozen strawberries (or other frozen berries)
1 cup frozen mango (or frozen pineapple or peaches)
1 banana, room temperature
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup ice
Place all ingredients in a blender, breaking the banana into pieces. Blend until creamy and frothy, stopping and scraping down the sides as necessary. Serve immediately or store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for 1 day.
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Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.