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5 Yummy Smoothie Yogurt Recipes to Make Your Day

written by Guest Blogger June 3, 2012

In April we posted a guest article, 5 Health Benefits of Smoothies, from a lovely lady who’s coo-coo over smoothies, Olivia Parker. Here she is again and this time she shares 5 smoothie recipes made with yogurt (which makes smoothies not only healthier but creamier, like milkshakes)!

One popular key ingredient for yummy healthy smoothies? That would be yogurt. Yogurt is milk or cream that is cultured with active live cultures, which are the good bacteria that help our body’s immune system stay strong and healthy. It also helps to promote good digestion and prevent infections such as urinary tract infections or yeast infections.

Antibiotics that are prescribed to us to treat infections destroy all bacteria in the body, including the good ones. Eating yogurt during these times may help in restoring the balance of good bacteria in the body. Also, people who are lactose intolerant can eat yogurt safely, as the live cultures reduce the yogurt’s level of lactose.

Yogurt is also a good source of calcium and protein (gives the body energy and helps curb your appetite a bit; also an essential building block for the muscles and other body systems). You can enjoy eating it as it is, straight from the cup. Or you can add nuts or fruit to it.

All of these make yogurt a prime ingredient in making healthy smoothie recipes. To get you started, here are 5 great recipes with our main ingredient:

Smoothie Yogurt Recipe #1

Ingredients:

  • half a cup of frozen bananas (should be frozen for added natural sweetness)
  • ¾ cup of plain (or vanilla) yogurt
  • 1 cup of milk
  • half a tablespoon of honey

Steps:

  1. Puree until smooth.
  2. Pour in a glass with some ice cubes and serve immediately.

Smoothie Yogurt Recipe #2

Ingredients:

  • a cup of vanilla yogurt (plain can also be okay)
  • half a cup of blueberries
  • a cup of apple juice
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • half a cup of strawberries
  • 2 cups of ice

Steps:

  1. Blend and process.
  2. Serve while still cold.

Smoothie Yogurt Recipe #3

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 ½ cups of vanilla yogurt
  • ¾ cup of frozen peaches
  • 8 ounces of whole fresh strawberries
  • a tablespoon of orange juice concentrate
  • ice cubes

Steps:

  1. Process ingredients except ice cubes until smooth.
  2. Add about 8 ice cubes to blender; blend until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately.

Smoothie Yogurt Recipe #4

Ingredients:

  • half a cup of sliced lime
  • ¾ cup of low fat milk
  • 1 cup of key lime yogurt
  • half a cup of raspberries
  • 2 cups of ice

Steps:

  1. Blend and puree until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately.
Smoothie Yogurt Recipe #5

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces of strawberry yogurt
  • a cup of cold skimmed milk
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Steps:

  1. Blend and process.
  2. Serve immediately.

About the Author

Olivia Parker wrote Sensational Smoothies eBook to show people how to get the slim and healthy body they’ve always wanted without fuss or pain or regret. She used to be unhappy about her body and her health, and there were many days when she thought she’d never be different, that she could never change things. Smoothies saved her! And she believes they can save you, too! Visit her at sensationalsmoothies.com.

Do you have a favourite smoothie recipe made with yogurt to share? 

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1 comment

Laura June 3, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I love making mine without the yoghurt and subbing nut milks for the milk, makes it even healthier!

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