This Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie recipe is healthy and delicious and so easy to make on a busy weekday morning.
Looking for an easy creamy smoothie recipe with no added sugar that can be whipped up in five minutes on a school morning that’s chock full of protein, fiber and potassium.
My delicious smoothie recipe is filled with healthy ingredients and is perfect for busy mornings.
My kids prefer the fruits they love in the smoothies they drink.
Adding fresh fruits adds a natural sweetness that satisfies your sweet tooth.
My kids love to help blend it all up.
Toss in the protein powder (my favorite brand has 11 grams of protein) for an extra boost or just skip it and stick to the protein-rich Greek yogurt.
Toss in your favorite healthy fruit, like berries or fresh bananas, add a splash of fruit juice, almond milk or low-fat milk and turn on your favorite blender.
My kids like the consistency of a frozen, slushy and thicker smoothie.
Freezing Greek yogurt will not change the beneficial cultures of the yogurt.
I don’t thaw the yogurt completely, just until slushy.
It’s a great breakfast smoothie.
Should I put ice cubes in my smoothie?
No. Not unless you want to water down and thin out your smoothie.
Keeping the ice cube tray away makes for a better smoothie with a creamy texture.
The best way to guarantee the perfect smoothie to freeze the fruit and the yogurt so it blends better.
How to make the best blueberry smoothie recipe
I keep it simple. For this recipe I use vanilla Greek yogurt in this strawberry blueberry smoothie.
But you could use plain Greek yogurt to cut the sugar or if you like it on the sweet side add any flavor of plain yogurt.
I freeze the yogurt the night before.
Then I let the container sit in a pan of hot water for about 5-10 minutes before chunking it up with a fork.
An immersion blender is perfect for blending a healthy, quick breakfast and is easy to clean.
I like to use fresh fruit when it’s in season because it really tastes so much better than frozen.
When I use frozen fruit it is typically a frozen banana because it helps keep the blueberry Greek yogurt smoothie slushy.
If using frozen blueberries use the small wild blueberries. They blend better.
After blending, drink it up before your smoothie thaws completely.
What are the best ingredients to put in a yogurt smoothie?
Fresh fruit and vegetables to start. Some great fruits to build your smoothies include strawberries, blueberries, mangoes, bananas, pineapple, cherries and peaches.
If you don’t mind the green smoothie color, adding a handful of spinach or kale is a good way to bring more antioxidants to your drink. You’ll never even know its there.
It’s a great way to get the health benefits as well as your daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables.
More favorite smoothies. Try these easy recipes full of fruity flavors.
These easy recipes make the perfect breakfast and are also a great treat for a hot summer day.
The Best Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie Recipe
- 1 5-ounce container Greek vanilla yogurt, thawed and slushy
- 1/2 banana, slice and freeze it if you like it extra slushy
- 1/3 cup fresh blueberries
- 3 strawberries, sliced
- Splash of milk
- 1 scoop protein powder, optional
- Using an immersion blender or standard blender on high speed, combine blueberries, the yogurt, frozen banana slices and berries and slowly add in enough milk until slushy. Just make sure the yogurt is just thawed and slushy.
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