You do not need to have aspirations to be a smoothie person this year to love every sip of this healthy Greek Yogurt Smoothie.

Greek yogurt smoothie in a glass with fresh strawberry and banana slices

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.

(Also, if the idea of strawberry/banana being cliché resonates with you, you sound adventurous and ready for a Beet Smoothie or Oatmeal Smoothie.)

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.

Peanut butter Greek yogurt smoothie served in a glass with fresh strawberries and bananas

How to Make a Delicious Greek Yogurt Smoothie

This recipe uses simple ingredients and will become one of your go-to smoothie recipes.

The Ingredients

  • 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.

Strawberry banana Greek yogurt smoothie ingredients in a blender

The Directions

  1. 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.

Recipe Adaptations

  • 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.

A creamy smoothie served in a glass made with strawberries and bananas

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

A healthy breakfast smoothie made with peanut butter, strawberries, and bananas

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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A cool, creamy Greek yogurt smoothie

Greek Yogurt Smoothie

5 from 14 votes
A delicious Greek yogurt smoothie made with healthy ingredients like strawberries, banana, oatmeal and peanut butter. Packed with protein to keep you full!

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 2 mins
Total: 5 mins

Servings: 1 smoothie (12 ounces)

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothieCalories: 392kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 25gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgPotassium: 997mgFiber: 7gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 76IUVitamin C: 95mgCalcium: 218mgIron: 1mg

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  1. This smoothie is delicious! I will definitely be making this again. The peanut butter and oatmeal are such nice additions.5 stars

    1. Hi Miguel! The Greek yogurt and nut butter are both high in protein. I hope you enjoy the recipe if you try it!

  2. This smoothie is my absolute favourite! I’m a relatively new smoothie drinker and keep trying out new recipes to see if any of them will live up to it but so far they haven’t. Great flavour and very filling.5 stars

    1. Hi Brenda! The fruit and honey do contain some natural sugars. The nutrition calculation is just an estimate based on the ingredients used, so if the numbers are important to you, I’d recommend using a tool like MyFitnessPal to input your exact ingredients. I hope this helps!

  3. Hi Erin,
    So I made your Greek style smoothie, but with some changes only because it was what I had on hand, lol.
    I used strawberries, but’s also blueberries.
    I used the peanut butter, the honey and I had Simply unsweetened almond milk.
    I had Trader Joe’s organic low fat vanilla Greek yogurt, so it was not plain. Not usually a fan of non fat because of the pectin.
    It did come out delicious, but next time I will follow your recipe exactly.
    Also I note have plain oatmeal.
    I love your recipes.
    I have your cookbook, well plated cookbook. I hope to be cooking up some recipes soon!
    It’s been a rough couple of months, but cooking should be therapeutic!5 stars

  4. This is honestly the best tasting smoothie I ever had!! I also love that it’s packed with Protein to help me stay fuller longer. I will never make another smoothie again! Best evaaaaaa!!!!5 stars

  5. This smoothie was delicious! I followed the recipe exactly but I was out of peanut butter so I substituted almond butter and I added a little cinnamon for better glucose control. I try to use cinnamon in the morning to help with healthy glucose levels. Also, I added a scoop of my collagen powder. Wow, this smoothie is filling! I’m actually stuffed right now. I even had enough to share with my oldest daughter and she loved it too. This is definitely a smoothie I will make many, many times over. Thank you for this delicious recipe!5 stars

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