This 3 minute Berry Greek Yogurt Smoothie is packed with protein from creamy Greek yogurt, fiber from frozen berries, and rolled oats. It is the perfect filling smoothie when you need breakfast on the go!
With this Greek yogurt smoothie recipe, you only need three minutes to make a delicious breakfast that has everything you need to power through your day! As a busy professional baker, this smoothie has saved me SO many times on busy mornings.
This smoothie has Greek yogurt, which adds a wonderful creamy texture to the smoothie that also contains probiotics from the dairy and a healthy amount of protein. The frozen mixed berries are packed with vitamins and fiber, plus a natural sweetness that makes the smoothie so good. To add even more nutrition and texture, rolled oats are included in the recipe too!
If youre a smoothie person then you should also try my frozen fruit smoothie – there is no banana in here! If you’re looking for a buzz in that breakfast too you can try my coffee protein smoothie or this coffee banana smoothie, they are both delicious!
3 minutes is all you need to take care of yourself in the morning, and your body and mind will thank you! Ready to learn how to make this easy Greek yogurt smoothie? Let’s do it!
WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE THIS RECIPE
- It’s a quick and easy single serve breakfast that takes 3 minutes to make.
- A perfect way to get your daily intake of fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, and probiotics.
- Light and refreshing but also has a thick and creamy texture.
- Perfect for any time of the day! I love having this as an afternoon snack.
- Frozen Banana – A ripe frozen banana is one of the best ingredients for a smoothie because it adds natural sweetness and thickens up the smoothie.
- Greek Yogurt – This is a great source of protein and probiotics that gives a creamy texture to the smoothie along with a vanilla flavor.
- Frozen Berries – A mix of frozen berries like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc., are high in fiber and vitamins, which make them perfect for smoothies.
- Rolled Oats – These provide extra fiber and some bulk to the smoothie, making it a more filling breakfast or snack.
- Orange Juice – Used to help thin out the smoothie while adding a boost of vitamin C and citrus flavor.
Best Bananas to use
The best bananas to use here are spotty and overripe frozen bananas.
The spottier they are the sweeter they will be. When you have them frozen, there is no need to add ice to your smoothie!
If your bananas are not frozen you can add 1 cup of ice. I prefer not to because ice will change the consistency of the smoothie to more of a slushie with little pieces of ice and not completely smooth the way a smoothie should be.
It may also water down the smoothie. It works in a pinch but the next time you have overripe banans on your counter, peel them and wrap them in plastic wrap to freeze so you have one for next time!
HOW TO MAKE A greek yogurt smoothie
Prepare the ingredients: Measure out the ingredients and chop the banana into small pieces if necessary.
Blend until smooth: Add all of the ingredients to a personal-sized blender such as the Magic Bullet. Start by pulsing the blender to break up the large chunks of the banana and then blend until smooth and creamy.
Adjust consistency: To thin out the smoothie, add more orange juice or water.
Pour and serve: Pour the smoothie into a large glass or travel mug. Garnish with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
TIPS FOR RECIPE SUCCESS
- The banana may need to be chopped into smaller pieces in order to blend better into the ingredients.
- The best blender to use for this smoothie is a smaller personal-sized blender as they are very powerful and blend the ingredients properly.
- If you don’t have frozen fruit for this recipe, you can use fresh and add up to one cup of ice. Keep in mind that the smoothie won’t be as thick.
- If the smoothie is too thick, add more orange juice or water until you reach desired consistency.
- For more sweetness, you can add maple syrup or honey.
FLAVOR VARIATIONS AND SUBSTITUTIONS
- Make it dairy free: Substitute greek yogurt with a dairy-free greek yogurt like coconut greek yogurt.
- Change up the flavor: Use different frozen fruits such as pineapple and mango.
- Change the liquid: Instead of orange juice, add other types of juice, such as apple, cranberry, or even pineapple.
- Add greens: To add more nutrition, you can add a handful of spinach or kale to the smoothie.
- Add more fiber: To add more fiber to the smoothie, you can use chia seeds or hemp hearts.
- Topping ideas: Topping ideas include fresh fruit, shredded coconut, granola, hemp seeds, and nuts.
STORAGE AND FREEZING
Greek yogurt smoothies are best enjoyed immediately as the consistency will change once the fruit or ice is melted. Place the smoothie in an insulated cup to keep it cold longer.
If you have extra pour it into ice cube trays or freezer-friendly containers and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before blending it into a smoothie with additional milk.
3 Minute Berry Greek Yogurt Smoothie
- Personal Blender Ninja or Nutrabullet
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup mixed berries frozen
- 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt (I use Fage)
- 1/4-1/2 cup orange juice or water
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- Measure out the ingredients and chop the banana into small pieces if necessary.
- Add all of the ingredients to a personal-sized blender such as the Ninja or Nutrabullet. Start by pulsing the blender to break up the large chunks of the banana and then blend until smooth and creamy.
- To thin out the smoothie, add more orange juice or water.
- Pour the smoothie into a large glass or travel mug. Garnish with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
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