32+ Greek Yogurt Smoothie Recipes

  Jan 9, 2020  |  #Recipe Roundup

These smoothie recipes with greek yogurt are great as an after workout smoothie or snack smoothie, offering up fruits, vegetables and tons of nutrients.

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I’m a greek yogurt smoothie girl. I love the creaminess that it imparts in a smoothie or shake. Plus, it’s another great vehicle for adding protein, calcium, Vitamin D and potassium.

My goal today is to convert you to a greek yogurt smoothie lover, too because adding greek yogurt to a smoothie is my favorite thing to do. 

Whether you’re looking for a post workout smoothie recipe or a healthy yogurt smoothie snack, you’ll find everything you need here. 

I’ve rounded up over — of my favorite smoothie recipes with greek yogurt. All have over 1/4 cup, and most have at least 1/3-1/3 cup, meaning there’s generally at least 10 grams of protein per recipe, before accounting for the other ingredients. 

How To Make a Smoothie With Greek Yogurt

You no longer need to be intimidated about adding greek yogurt to your smoothie because all you have to do is scoop it and throw it in.

In a high speed blender (that’s my favorite), it’ll blend perfectly in with the other ingredients. 

Put the liquids first for easier blending!

Ingredients for greek yogurt smoothie on dark countertop

Greek yogurt is full of protein, calcium, vitamin D and even the amino acid, leucine. Leucine is known for its enhancement of muscle growth and its ability to slow/reduce protein breakdown (Source). 

All of this means that greek yogurt in your workout smoothies will HELP you perform and recover better. And if you’re curious about other foods to reduce inflammation and help recovery, I got you covered. 

What Should You Add To A Greek Yogurt Smoothie?

Here’s what I recommend for taste and nutrition in making the best greek yogurt smoothie:

  • 1-2 servings of fruit (bananas work well because they are naturally sweet with a neutral flavor)
  • 1/3-1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of milk of choice
  • 1 serving of vegetables (optional) – greens work best
  • Spices – like cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, etc
  • Ice 
  • Optional add in’s: Nut butter, chia seeds, flax seeds, avocado

Green Smoothie Recipes

If you’re in the mood for a healthy spinach smoothie, these are for you.

Spinach is a nutrient dense addition that never changes the taste of the smoothie, though it will make your smoothie a delightful green color.

It’s my favorite neutral add-in for extra nutrients, especially for kids, since you don’t taste it. In fact, a smoothie with peanut butter and spinach is my favorite way to hide “strong” flavors in smoothies. 

These are also my favorite recommendations for healthy smoothies for pregnancy.

You don’t need to ask yourself, “are green smoothies healthy?,” once you see these ingredients and flavors.

Adding greens to apple smoothies with greek yogurt is a great way to use fall apples, too!

Green Smoothie Recipes

These healthy green smoothie recipes are creamy and nutritious, and a great way to add an extra serving of greens to your day!

Greek Yogurt Fruit Smoothies

Whether it’s a strawberry smoothie with greek yogurt or a health or a greek yogurt berry smoothie, there’s nothing more refreshing than a greek yogurt berry smoothie.

I always add bananas and blueberries to make a healthy greek yogurt smoothie. These options will add a sweet twist to your greek yogurt smoothie before or after a workout.  

Fruit smoothies are also great as a post workout shake recipe or the best smoothie after workout because the extra carbohydrates from the fruit go towards glycogen replenishment in muscle. Since they are loaded with carbohydrates and protein, these are typically my go-to post workout smoothie recipes.  

Fruit Smoothie Recipes

Many of these fruit smoothie recipes are also heart healthy smoothies, due to their high potassium and magnesium content!

Peanut Butter Smoothies & Almond Butter Smoothies

While a healthy strawberry banana smoothie is certainly refreshing, I also really love a good greek yogurt peanut butter smoothie or almond butter smoothie — the perfect definition of a natural greek yogurt protein smoothie. 

There are a few different variations of the greek yogurt peanut butter banana smoothie here, too.

 

Peanut Butter Smoothies

Coffee Smoothies and Chocolate Smoothies

There’s nothing like a healthy coffee smoothie to give you energy AND nutrients. Personally, nothing beats a healthy chocolate banana smoothie with cocoa powder, frozen banana, milk, yogurt and a little bit of honey. 

Coffee Smoothies

There's nothing like a healthy coffee smoothie to give you energy AND nutrients. 

Whether you want a simple greek yogurt breakfast smoothie, a post workout smoothie, or a refreshing banana greek yogurt smoothie, hopefully these give you some ideas and inspiration for making your own greek yogurt smoothie. 

7 responses to “32+ Greek Yogurt Smoothie Recipes

  1. I haven’t bought yogurt in forever since I went through a phase where I ate it everyday and got sick of it haha. But some of these recipes sound really good and I might have to add Greek yogurt back onto my grocery list.

  2. Love this collection of smoothies! There’s something for everyone. And thanks for including my Green Smoothie with Pineapple and Mango!

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