Looking for an easy smoothie recipe that can be whipped up in five minutes on a school morning that’s chock full of protein, fiber and potassium. My Healthy Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie recipe is perfect for busy mornings.
My kids prefer the fruits they love in the smoothies they drink. And they like to help blend it all up.
Toss in the protein powder for an extra boost or just skip it and stick to the protein-rich Greek yogurt. Toss in your favorite sweet fruits, add a splash of fruit juice or milk and turn on that blender.
My kids like the consistency of a frozen, slushy smoothie. Freezing Greek yogurt will not change the beneficial cultures of the yogurt.
I don’t thaw the yogurt completely, just until slushy. Perfect for a breakfast smoothie.
I keep it simple. For this recipe I use vanilla Greek yogurt in the smoothies. 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 the banana because it helps keep the smoothie slushy. If using frozen blueberries use the small wild blueberries. They blend better.
After blending, drink it up before your smoothie thaws completely.
Healthy Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie
- 1 5-ounce container Greek vanilla yogurt, thawed and slushy
- 1/2 banana, 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 blender, mix together the yogurt, banana and berries and slowly add in enough milk until slushy. Just make sure the yogurt is just thawed and slushy.