Greek Yogurt Smoothie
You do not need to have aspirations to be a smoothie person this year to love every sip of this healthy Greek Yogurt Smoothie.
And if you do have aspirations to be a smoothie person, here’s the perfect easy smoothie recipe to get you started!
Made with strawberry, banana, and protein-rich ingredients like Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and oatmeal, this wholesome smoothie will keep you full for hours. It’s thick and creamy, pleasingly fruity, and tastes absolutely delicious.
Whether this recipe is your first smoothie or your 500th, I am confident you’ll adore every sip.
The Greek yogurt strawberry banana smoothie combo is classic and just plain yummy. If you haven’t had a strawberry banana smoothie for a while—perhaps you consider it too obvious and have been in pursuit of more unusual combinations—you are in for a refreshing reminder of why these two fruits are famous flavor buddies. They rock.
My biggest gripe with many smoothie recipes is that they don’t keep me full for longer than an hour or two. Not this smoothie!
The recipe leans heavier on the Greek yogurt, meaning it’s especially rich in protein (important if you are looking for smoothies for weight loss).
Add fiber-rich strawberries, bananas, and oatmeal, plus the help of healthy fats from a touch of peanut butter, and you have a winning breakfast smoothie poised to keep you full and happy until your next meal.
How to Make a Delicious Greek Yogurt Smoothie
This recipe uses simple ingredients and will become one of your go-to smoothie recipes.
- Banana. Bananas are rich in fiber, antioxidants and nutrients, making them perfect for a smoothie. While I usually freeze bananas for smoothies, here you don’t need to (win if you haven’t planned ahead!). Since the banana isn’t frozen, you can make this smoothie without milk. If you do use a frozen banana, you may need to splash in some milk or water to thin it so the smoothie blends.
- Strawberries. With vitamins, manganese, potassium, and antioxidants, strawberries make a healthy addition to any smoothie. I use frozen strawberries; they are perfect for smoothies because they make it extra creamy and thick. In place of the strawberries, you could also use frozen mixed berries or blueberries.
- Greek Yogurt. What type of yogurt is good for smoothies? I think Greek yogurt is the best for smoothies because of it’s rich, creamy texture, tangy flavor, AND it’s high in lean protein.
- Is Greek Yogurt Good for You? Yes, Greek yogurt is good for you! It’s one of my favorite healthy ingredients. Greek yogurt is low in added sugars (the sugars in plain Greek yogurt occur naturally in dairy), and it’s rich in calcium, probiotics, nutrients, and antioxidants.
- Oatmeal. Oatmeal is a fantastic addition to smoothies because it’s packed with protein and fiber to keep you full for hours. It makes the smoothie creamy, and its flavor is subtle and pleasant.
- Peanut Butter. For added protein and flavor. I chose to make this Greek yogurt smoothie with peanut butter. Feel free to use almond butter or, if you prefer the smoothie to be nut free, you can use sun butter or simply omit it.
- Honey. I like adding honey to this smoothie for a touch of sweetness. Plus, honey adds additional antioxidants!
- Ice. An option addition if you want to make your smoothie thicker.
- Place all of the ingredients but the ice in a blender, and blend until smooth. Adjust mixture with ice or milk as needed. Pour in a glass, and ENJOY!
Are Smoothies Good for Weight Loss?
- This Greek yogurt smoothie can be good for weight loss because of its high protein content. The protein will help to keep you full, which will reduce the temptation to reach for that mid-morning snack.
- The delicious texture and flavor of smoothies can even satisfy a sweet tooth. Try this Greek yogurt smoothie for a low calorie, healthy dessert.
- High Protein Greek Yogurt Smoothie. Add 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder.
- Greek Yogurt Smoothie, No Banana. I made this a Greek yogurt smoothie with banana, but if you prefer to make your smoothie without banana, I suggest trying my tasty Strawberry Smoothie.
- Vanilla Greek Yogurt Smoothie. Add 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract for a hint of vanilla flavor or use vanilla Greek yogurt. If you use flavored yogurt, look for one with minimal added sugars.
Make-Ahead Smoothie Tips
- To Make Ahead. Blend the smoothie up to 1 day in advance and store in the refrigerator in an airtight jar. The less air, the better.
- To Make Ahead and Freeze. Prepare the smoothie as directed, pour into an ice cube tray, and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to enjoy, add the smoothie ice cubes to the blender with a little water or almond milk, and blend.
- Prepare the smoothie as directed and pour into freezer-safe mason jars. Place sealed jars in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
- For easy breakfasts and snacks, you can also blend the smoothie as directed and pour it into popsicle mold plastic bags (like these) or popsicle mold containers. Freeze for up to 3 months, and grab and go as needed.
All of them above make-ahead options would also work well if you want to double (or triple) the recipe.
More Favorite Smoothie Recipes
- Strawberry Spinach Smoothie
- Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie
- Kale Smoothie
- For even more ideas, check out my Healthy Breakfast Smoothies post.
I am SO EXCITED about all of the wonderful, healthy, DELISH recipes I have in store for you this year! Like this strawberry Greek yogurt smoothie, they prove that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor to make wholesome, flavorful meals you’ll adore.
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Greek Yogurt Smoothie
- 1 cup whole frozen strawberries — about 10 large berries or mixed berries of choice
- 1 medium ripe banana — peeled and cut in half
- ¾ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons oatmeal
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter
- 1 to 2 teaspoons honey
- Water or unsweetened almond milk — as needed
- Ice — optional
Place all of the ingredients but the ice in a blender: strawberries, banana, Greek yogurt, oatmeal, peanut butter, and 1 teaspoon honey. Blend until smooth. Depending upon the size and power of your blender, you may need to stop it and scrape down the pitcher a couple of times. If the mixture is too thick to blend, splash in a little water or almond milk, stir to move the contents of the blender around, and blend again; if it is too thin, blend in a few ice cubes. Taste and add additional honey if you would like the smoothie sweeter. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
- TO STORE:
Nutrition InformationAmount per serving (1 smoothie) — Calories: 392, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Potassium: 997mg, Carbohydrates: 57g, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 35g, Protein: 25g, Vitamin A: 76%, Vitamin C: 95%, Calcium: 218%, Iron: 1%
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