I opened my refrigerator door this morning, blueberries were everywhere. Like, a lot of them. I guess I may have gone a bit overboard during the last grocery run. Anyway, instead of making blueberry cakes or eating them whole as usual, I’m thinking, “Hey, why not turn them into a smoothie?”
I don’t want to make a typical smoothie with carrots or avocadoes. I want to make them a healthy and nutritious fruit smoothie with Greek yogurt for breakfast. That’s when the Blueberry Greek Yogurt Smoothie crosses my mind. The thought sparks excitement, and I quickly gather the ingredients to mix things up and start the day right!
Yogurt is one of the main ingredients of the Blueberry Greek Yogurt Smoothie recipe. But, not any type of yogurt, it’s Greek yogurt. The crucial thing that distinguishes Greek yogurt is the straining process. After fermentation, the yogurt is strained to remove the whey, lactose, and sugar, leaving behind a thicker and more concentrated product.
The thick and creamy consistency of the Greek yogurt in the smoothie adds a creamy and velvety texture to the smoothie. Moreover, this yogurt is also nutritious. It’s full of high protein content, probiotics, calcium, and other essential nutrients. In a nutshell, it’s perfect for breakfast. Here is how to make a smoothie with Greek yogurt and frozen fruits:
Banana Blueberry Greek Yogurt Smoothie
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk you can use dairy or a plant-based alternative or water
- 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup optional, for sweetness
- Ice cubes optional
- Peel the banana and place it in a blender.
- Add the blueberries, Greek yogurt, and milk to the blender.
- If you like your smoothie sweeter, you can add honey or maple syrup.
- Blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy. If you prefer a colder smoothie, you can add ice cubes and blend again.
If you don’t like Banana Blueberry Greek Yogurt Smoothie, you can try other Greek yogurt fruit smoothies, such as Greek yogurt berry smoothie (strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, or blackberries), Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Greek yogurt, or Greek yogurt Peanut Butter Smoothie. You can even add spinach or chocolate to your Greek Yogurt Smoothie.