Easy Yogurt Smoothie

Here’s how to make the best yogurt smoothie! This tasty protein-packed puree features frozen fruit and creamy Greek yogurt.

Yogurt smoothie

Want a protein-packed drink that’s full of fruity, creamy flavor? Try this fruit and yogurt smoothie! This tasty drink has just the right sweet flavor and creamy 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.

Ingredients in this yogurt smoothie

This yogurt smoothie has just the right balance of fruity sweet flavor with the creamy yogurt. There’s also no added sweetener or juices: just the natural sweetness of fruit! You can customize this smoothie based on your taste and what you have on hand. Here are the ingredients in this yogurt smoothie:

  • Greek yogurt: This smoothie stars Greek yogurt, which lends creamy texture and loads of protein! It’s also got live probiotics, great for gut health.
  • Frozen strawberries: Frozen berries make just the right icy texture. You can use any type of berry: we used strawberry here.
  • Frozen mango: Pair your berries with a sweeter fruit to get just the right flavor! You can also use frozen pineapple or peaches to bring in this sweet element.
  • Banana: The banana helps to make a creamy texture and adds the final sweetness.
  • Milk: Milk helps it all blend!
  • Ice: Ice gives it a little fluffy frothiness.
  • Fresh lemon juice: The kicker? Lemon juice amps all the flavors just enough.

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Yogurt smoothie

Makes 2 smoothies or 1 very large one!

This recipe makes enough for 2 small yogurt smoothies, which each have about 20% of your daily protein. Or you can load up the protein even more and drink the entire smoothie as one serving! Eating the smoothie as one serving gives you about 40% of your daily protein. That’s a healthy meal, right there!

Flavor variations!

This yogurt smoothie tastes fantastic as is. But if you’d like, you can add some nuance in flavor. Here are a few more add ins we’d suggest:

  • Almond or cashew butter. Want to pack in even more protein? Add nut butter for an even more filling snack. The flavors of cashew or almond go well here.
  • Mint or basil. Add a few fresh mint or basil leaves for an herbaceous spin.
  • Ginger. Add 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger to the mix for a spicy brightness.
  • Coconut. Throw in a handful of coconut (or toasted coconut).
  • Vanilla. Use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon vanilla to add complexity.
  • Cinnamon. Add 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon for a unique variation.
Yogurt smoothie

Can you store this yogurt smoothie?

Smoothies are best eaten immediately. This peach smoothie lasts 1 day refrigerated, stored in a sealed container or a mason jar with the lid on. It may separate, which is perfectly natural. Just shake it up and you’re good to go! After 1 day, it starts to lose flavor: so we don’t recommend storing for longer. Storing smoothies is helpful for breakfasts on the go: mix it up the night before, then grab it in the morning.

This yogurt smoothie recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Yogurt smoothie

Easy Yogurt Smoothie


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Here’s how to make the best yogurt smoothie! This tasty protein-packed puree features frozen fruit and creamy Greek yogurt.


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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Yogurt Smoothie

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

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

Cookbook Author and photographer

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.

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