A refreshing post workout or afternoon snack! Packed with fruit and Greek yogurt, you and your family will all enjoy this Fruity Greek Yogurt Smoothie.
It’s hard to mess up a smoothie in my opinion. Once you get a basic formula down, and you’re using a blend of naturally sweet fruit with yogurt, milk or a little juice, then really the sky is the limit as far as combinations go. If you look in my freezer you could pretty much always find a few bags of frozen fruit ready to be put into a blender. Though I love to eat fresh fruit daily, frozen fruit is usually my go to when it comes to smoothies because I find that it makes them extra creamy and thick, and keeps them extra cold.
How do you make a smoothie with yogurt?
First, you need a blender! There are so many great blenders on the market these days. I’ve been using my Blendtec (affiliate link) for so many years, it’s high powered and worth the investment in my opinion (tip: buy a refurbished one if you can!). You could also use a Vitamix, Ninja, or Magic Bullet blender.
If your blender isn’t a high powered blender, then I suggest you let the frozen fruit sit in your blender jar a few minutes to defrost and slightly soften up to make it easier to blend. Always add your liquids to the jar first, then layer with your softest to hardest fruits to get a better blend.
Is Greek yogurt good in smoothies?
Yes! What I love about making smoothie recipes with Greek yogurt is the added protein. Greek yogurt typically has around 10 – 15 g of protein per half cup, depending on the brand. Depending on the flavor, it will have sugar and carbs too, so watch for that. If you are drinking a smoothie as a post workout drink your body needs the carbs so fruit and yogurt can provide them. A Greek yogurt fruit smoothie makes a great post-workout recovery drink!
These days, there are so many recipes that include Greek yogurt, the options are endless. I even went a little crazy and baked up a version of these Peach Yogurt Muffins for my kids (I really need to do that more often, why oh why don’t I like to bake?).
More smoothie recipes to try:
Refreshing Cantaloupe Smoothie
Cinnamon Pear Green Smoothie
My Green Smoothie
Strawberry Banana Smoothie | Add A Pinch
Pear Me Up Smoothie | Picky Palate
- 1 cup pineapple Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
- couple of splashes of your favorite milk (nut milk or cow milk)
- 1/2 banana
- 1/4 cup frozen mango
- 1/4 cup frozen sliced peaches
- Place ingredients into blender starting with Greek yogurt and milk and ending with frozen fruit. Let sit for a few minutes to let frozen fruit defrost just slightly (for easier blending).
- Blend and enjoy.
Keywords: smoothie, greek yogurt, banana
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