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Boost Your Weight Loss Journey with Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie Recipes

You don’t have to want to be a smoothie person this year to enjoy every sip of this healthful drink. 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 oats, as well as a dab of peanut butter for healthy fats, and you have a winning morning smoothie that will 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 is made with basic ingredients and will quickly become one of your favorite 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 . Strawberries, which are high in vitamins, manganese, potassium, and antioxidants, are an excellent addition to any smoothie. I use frozen strawberries because they provide additional creaminess and thickness to smoothies. You may also use frozen mixed berries or blueberries for the strawberries.
  • 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 extra protein and taste. This Greek yogurt smoothie with peanut butter was my choice. Feel free to add almond butter, or if you want a nut-free smoothie, use sun butter or skip it entirely.
  • Honey . For a touch of sweetness, I like to add honey to my smoothie. Honey also contains antioxidants!
  • Ice If you want to thicken your smoothie, this is an option.
Strawberry banana Greek yogurt smoothie ingredients in a blender

The Directions

  1. In a blender, combine all of the ingredients except the ice and mix until smooth. As required, add ice or milk to the mixture. Pour into a glass and drink up!

Are Smoothies Good for Weight Loss?

  • Because of its high protein content, this Greek yogurt smoothie may be beneficial for weight reduction. The protein will assist to keep you full, reducing the need to go for a mid-morning snack.
  • Smoothies’ excellent texture and taste may even satisfy a sweet craving. For a low-calorie, healthful dessert, try this Greek yogurt smoothie.

Recipe Adaptations

  • High Protein Greek Yogurt Smoothie . Add 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder.
  • Greek Yogurt Smoothie, No Banana . I created a Greek yogurt smoothie with banana, but if you want a smoothie without banana, try this delicious Strawberry Smoothie.
  • Vanilla Greek Yogurt Smoothie For a touch of vanilla flavor, add 1 teaspoon pure vanilla essence or use vanilla Greek yogurt. If you use flavored yogurt, choose one with less 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 ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the refrigerated. The less air there is, the better.
  • To Make Ahead and Freeze . Prepare the smoothie according to package directions, then pour onto an ice cube tray and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, combine the smoothie ice cubes with a little water or almond milk in a blender and mix.
  • Prepare the smoothie according to package directions and pour into freezer-safe mason jars. Freeze the sealed jars for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
  • You may alternatively combine the smoothie as suggested and pour it into popsicle form plastic bags (like these) or popsicle mold containers for quick breakfasts and snacks. Freeze for up to 3 months and use as required.

If you wish to double (or quadruple) the recipe, any of the following make-ahead choices would work nicely.

More Favorite Smoothie Recipes

  • Strawberry Mango Smoothie
  • Strawberry Spinach Smoothie
  • Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie
  • Kale Smoothie
  • Check out my Healthy Breakfast Smoothies article for even more inspiration.
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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Please leave a comment and a rating below if you attempt this dish to let me know what you think. I appreciate hearing from you. Your good feedback motivates me year after year!

  • 1 cup frozen whole strawberries 10 huge berries or a mixed berry of your choosing
  • 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
  • In a blender, combine all of the ingredients except the ice: strawberries, banana, Greek yogurt, oats, peanut butter, and 1 teaspoon honey.
  • Blend until completely smooth. Depending on the size and power of your blender, you may need to stop it many times to scrape down the pitcher. If the mixture is too thick to blend, add a splash of water or almond milk, swirl to move the contents of the blender about, and blend again; if it is too thin, add a few ice cubes to the blender. If you want to make the smoothie sweeter, add more honey. Pour into a glass and serve.
  • 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 according to package directions and pour into freezer-safe mason jars. Freeze the sealed jars for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
  • You may alternatively combine the smoothie as suggested and pour it into popsicle form plastic bags (like these) or popsicle mold containers for quick breakfasts and snacks. Freeze for up to 3 months and use as required.

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