This smoothie recipe is made with four simple ingredients, and is packed with so much good nutrition. The yogurt lends a tangy flavor while the fruit and honey add sweetness to balance it out. Make this summer fruit & yogurt smoothie for a refreshing snack. You can also opt to freeze it in popsicle molds for a frozen summer treat!
Why you Will Love this Recipe + Popsicle Option
When you are choosing a smoothie recipe, do you ever feel like a lot of the recipes out there tend to have too many special or over the top ingredients? This recipe will satisfy your desire for a simple smoothie that is both delicious and nutritious.
If you need another reason to try this recipe out, it doubles as a recipe for refreshing popsicles. Just pour the smoothie into a popsicle molds and freeze. While it feels a lot like a dessert, it still has all of the healthy attributes of a smoothie. I bought popsicle molds like these. You run hot water over the bottoms when you are ready to pop them out.
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Can we talk about blenders for a moment? I got my first Vitamix this past Christmas season, and I really do appreciate it after having several cheap blenders. I was so frustrated with the blenders that only mix the ingredients on top, or don’t completely blend all of the ingredients. I’d almost always end up with chunks of food in my smoothies, which is the opposite of smooth. I’ve even burnt out a motor or two using cheap blenders.
Now I use a Vitamix blender like this one. It purees really well and doesn’t get “tired.” I know these are costly, so I waited to get mine just after Christmas from Costco, when it was on sale. You can also buy a refurbished blender like this one or wait until pre-holiday sales like Black Friday or Cyber Monday to get a better deal.
Do you have a favorite blender?
This recipe only requires Greek yogurt, milk, frozen fruit and honey.
You most likely have all of these ingredients in your home already. If not, it is very versatile. If you only have sweetened yogurt in your fridge, you can always skip adding the honey. You can opt to use your favorite milk in this recipe if you do not use cow’s milk. You are also welcome to use your favorite frozen fruit. I used tropical frozen fruit and extra strawberries.
The type of fruit you use will also affect the color of the smoothie. Add more strawberries for a deeper pink color, or use blueberries for purple color. Cherries will add red and using greens will of course add green color to your smoothie.
Thanks to its rich content of dairy, one serving of this smoothie provides about 216 mg calcium. It’s nice being able to get necessary calcium in a fun way!
This smoothie also lends about 22 mg magnesium, 116 mg phosphorus, 260 mg potassium, 51 mg vitamin C, 18.5 mcg folate and 25 mg choline.
Recipe for Summer Fruit & Yogurt Smoothies
- 2/3 C whole milk, Greek style plain yogurt
- 1 and 1/3 cup 1% milk
- 1 cup frozen tropical fruit
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 3 Tbsp honey
- Place yogurt, milk, frozen fruit and honey in blender. Blend until smooth.
This recipe is versatile, you can use any combination of frozen fruit you'd like. You can also swap the milk out for your favorite milk.
One serving of this smoothie provides about 116 mg phosphorus and 260 mg potassium.
Serving Size1 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 208Total Fat 3.75gSaturated Fat 1.75gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1.2gCholesterol 17mgSodium 78.5mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 0.8gSugar 27gProtein 8.5g
Nutrition facts are calculated using data from nutrient analysis software that utilizes data from USDA and Nutritionix. Therefore, the nutrition facts are estimates based on general nutrient analysis data. Different variables may affect the accuracy of these nutrition facts. Variables may include different brands of food items used and any changes made to the ingredients called for in the recipe. Nutrition facts are most accurate when using nutrition fact labels on actual ingredients used.
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