Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie
Creamy, refreshing, and satisfying, these Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothies are a delicious breakfast treat! Add fresh mint and ginger for a fun twist!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 smoothies
- 1 to 1-1/2 cups orange or pineapple juice
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 cups cleaned and frozen strawberries (unsweetened, about 8.5 ounces weighed)
- 1 banana , sliced
- 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger (optional), peeled
- 1/4 cup loosely-packed fresh mint leaves (optional)
- honey or agave for sweetening (optional, if your berries are particularly tart)
Place 1 cup juice, yogurt, strawberries, banana, ginger, and mint in a blender in the order listed, and blend until smooth and creamy.* Add additional juice to thin, if needed, to reach your desired smoothie consistency. If desired, add sweetener to taste, blending to combine. Serve immediately.
*I use my Vitamix high speed blender for smoothies, increasing the speed to 8 and using the tamper, if needed, for about 30-40 seconds total blending time.
Using frozen strawberries makes the thickest, most velvety smoothies. I like to wash and pre-portion my strawberries into zip-top freezer bags the day I bring them home from the market, making morning smoothie-making a breeze! (Slice very large strawberries in half.)
I use fresh bananas here, but if you like an extra-thick smoothie, sliced frozen bananas are fantastic (you might need to add additional juice).
I love the brightness and hint of spice that fresh mint and ginger lend to the recipe, but they're easy to omit if you prefer a more traditional smoothie.
Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 852mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Vitamin C: 153.6mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 1.3mg