Greek Yogurt Smoothie

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This healthy greek yogurt smoothie recipe is an easy, protein-packed smoothie perfect for busy mornings. It’s made with 5 ingredients in less than 5 minutes!

greek yogurt smoothie in a glass cup topped with berries


I would definitely label myself as a smoothie connoisseur, and I love creating delicious healthy smoothie recipes like this greek yogurt smoothie.

Smoothies have always been my go to during busy or stressful times in life, pregnancy, postpartum, new job, etc. They are my go-to when I need a nourishing meal or snack, fast.

This greek yogurt smoothie recipe is a great choice because it’s loaded with antioxidants, nutrients and protein. It’s easy to make in under 5 minutes with 5 ingredients, is irresistibly creamy and delicious!

greek yogurt smoothie in a glass cup topped with berries

Greek Yogurt Smoothie Ingredients & Substitutions

overhead photo of the labeled ingredients in this Greek Yogurt Smoothie recipe
  • Milk. Any milk variety works well. whole milk, 2%, almond milk, coconut milk, etc.
  • Greek yogurt. Use full-fat plain or vanilla flavored greek yogurt for the best results.
  • Frozen berries. choose your favorite. You can use only one type of berry, a mix, or even a mixed berry blend. Suggestions include but are not limited to: strawberries, blackberries, cherries, raspberries, etc.
  • Frozen Banana. using frozen banana & berries makes the smoothie thick and creamy without adding ice.
  • Honey. if your berries are sweet, you many not need to add the honey. Maple syrup and agave are great substitutes.
  • Spinach. if desired you can add 1 cup of spinach or greens of your choice – just note it will change the smoothie color.
2 glasses with Greek Yogurt Smoothie inside. one with a straw

How to Make a Greek Yogurt Smoothie

This recipe is very simple, but as always we will walk through the process together and you can watch the video for further guidance.

Use a Vitamix

For the best smoothies I recommend using a Vitamix blender. Check out this Vitamix Buying Guide to learn why I chose Vitamix 10+ years ago and never looked back! 

Greek Yogurt Smoothie ingredients in a vitamix blender before blending

Begin by putting the ingredients in the order listed in the container of a Vitamix (or another high-powered blender).

Optional Mix-ins

Add some of these ingredients for little boosts of nutrition and flavor, if you’d like!

  • Greens. Add kale, spinach, etc.
  • Protein powder. Adding a scoop of vanilla protein powder is a great choice.
  • Chia seeds.  for some extra protein and fiber, add 1 tablespoon chia seeds and drink the smoothie immediately. 
  • Nut butter. some cashew butter or almond butter (or homemade vanilla almond butter) are great choices.
  • Bee Pollen. I love putting this in my smoothies for flavor and nutrients.
overhead view of Greek Yogurt Smoothie ingredients in a blending container before blending

Then, blend, starting on low speed and increasing to high for 40-60 seconds or until the mixture is smooth.

Greek Yogurt Smoothie in a blending container after blending

Serve

Once you have finished blending, pour the greek yogurt smoothie into 1 to 4 glasses (depending on who you’re sharing it with) and serve immediately.

Greek Yogurt Smoothie being poured into a glass cup

Store/Freeze

Store leftover greek yogurt smoothie in a glass jar with a lid for up to 1 day in the refrigerator or 1 month in the freezer. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

greek yogurt smoothie in a glass cup topped with berries

Greek Yogurt Smoothie Recipe FAQS

Is Greek yogurt good for smoothies?

Depending on the brand, greek yogurt can have 15 to 20 grams of protein per 1 cup. This makes it excellent for smoothies because it adds protein to keep you full longer.

What flavor of Greek yogurt is best for smoothies?

I prefer Fage plain greek yogurt. You can use a vanilla or berry flavored yogurt if you’d like.

How do you thicken yogurt smoothies?

This smoothie is thickened by using frozen fruit. Also, be sure you don’t blend the smoothie too long.

greek yogurt smoothie in a glass cup topped with berries

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Greek Yogurt Smoothie Recipe

Laura
This healthy greek yogurt smoothie recipe is an easy, protein-packed smoothie perfect for busy mornings. It's made with 5 ingredients in less than 5 minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Course beverage, Breakfast, Drinks, smoothie, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 276
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

Ingredients  

  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or vanilla for sweeter
  • 2 cups frozen berries strawberries, raspberries, mixed berries, etc.
  • 1 banana frozen
  • 2-3 Tablespoons honey optional
  • Optional: 1 cup frozen spinach

Instructions 

  • Place the ingredients in the order listed in the container of a Vitamix (or another high-powered blender).
  • Blend starting on low speed and increasing to high for 40-60 seconds or until the mixture is smooth.
  • Pour into cups and serve immediately!

Video

Notes

Ingredient Substitution Notes
  • Milk. Any milk variety works well. whole milk, 2%, almond milk, coconut milk, etc.
  • Greek yogurt. Use full-fat plain or vanilla flavored greek yogurt for the best results.
  • Frozen berries. choose your favorite. You can use only one type of berry, a mix, or even a mixed berry blend. Suggestions include but are not limited to: strawberries, blackberries, cherries, raspberries, etc.
  • Frozen Banana. using frozen banana & berries makes the smoothie thick and creamy without adding ice.
  • Honey. if your berries are sweet, you many not need to add the honey. Maple syrup and agave are great substitutes.
  • Spinach. if desired you can add 1 cup of spinach or greens of your choice – just note it will change the smoothie color.
Optional Mix-ins
  • Greens. Add kale, spinach, etc.
  • Protein powder. Adding a scoop of vanilla protein powder is a great choice.
  • Chia seeds.  for some extra protein and fiber, add 1 tablespoon chia seeds and drink the smoothie immediately. 
  • Nut butter. some cashew butter or almond butter (or homemade vanilla almond butter) are great choices.
  • Bee Pollen. I love putting this in my smoothies for flavor and nutrients.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5recipe | Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 636mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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