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20 Amazing Yogurt Smoothie Recipes

We’re in the midst of a smoothie revolution — the blended drinks have become one of the most popular ways to get nutrients on the fly. But some of them are Trojan horses: What might seem to be a wholesome, convenient meal is actually a sugary, calorie-laden dessert.

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20 Amazing Yogurt Smoothie Recipes

We’re in the midst of a smoothie revolution — the blended drinks have become one of the most popular ways to get nutrients on the fly. But some of them are Trojan horses: What might seem to be a wholesome, convenient meal is actually a sugary, calorie-laden dessert.

Enter the Greeks. Adding Greek yogurt to smoothies, or substituting it in the place of milk, ice cream and even regular yogurt, creates a rich and creamy consistency that satisfies without extra sugar, saturated fat and additives.

Why opt for Greek over regular? For one, Greek yogurt provides up to double the protein of regular yogurt for the same amount of calories, making it more satiating. It can be one of the most effective tools in your flat-belly arsenal.

These 20 yogurt smoothie recipes provide a wide variety of nutrients and flavor that won’t sabotage your diet.

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BANANA BREAD SMOOTHIE

Serves: 2
Nutrition: (1.5 cup serving) 209 calories, 3 g fat, 5 g fiber, 19 g sugars, 6 g protein (calculated with ⅛ tsp salt, ⅛ tsp nutmeg, and without maple syrup)

At just 209 calories, this is one banana bread recipe you don’t have to feel guilty about. Packed with nutrients like calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron, it’ll help you sip past that 3 pm slump.

Get the recipe from Gimmie Some Oven.

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5 INGREDIENT GREEN POWER SMOOTHIE

Serves: 1
Nutrition: (1 cup serving) 190 calories, <.5 g fat, 5 g fiber, 31 g sugars, 7 g protein (calculated with nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt)

Typically, the sugar content here would concern us, but the sweet stuff comes from banana, mango, and dark cherries, all of which contain natural compounds that have serious weight-loss benefits. To reduce the sugar content, substitute a leafy green for one of their fruits.

Get the recipe from Sweet Phi.

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CINNAMON BUN SMOOTHIE

Serves: 1
Nutrition: (1.2 cup serving) 203 calories, 3 g fat, 6 g fiber, 14 g sugar, 8 g protein (calculated with non-fat plain Greek yogurt)

It’s not too often that we give cinnamon buns a stamp of approval, but with 8 g of muscle-friendly protein and 6 grams of satiating fiber, this one gets it. Bonus: Prep time is only three minutes.

Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.

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ORANGE CREAMSICLE SMOOTHIE

Serves: 2
Nutrition: (1.5 cup serving) 197 calories, < .5 g fat, 7 g fiber, 39 g sugars, 6 g protein (calculated with 1 tbsp of honey)

You can knock out two days’ worth of your daily recommended allowance of vitamin C with one serving of this citrusy drink. Fresh oranges, Greek yogurt, vanilla and honey create a naturally sweet, fiber-rich treat that won’t ruin your diet.

Get the recipe from Recipe Runner.

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BERRY & BEETS SMOOTHIE

Serves: 2
Nutrition: (1.25 cup serving) 170 calories, 2 g fat, 4 g fiber, 27 g sugars, 5 g protein

Fiber-filled raspberries and energy-providing beets come together with banana, low-fat milk and Greek yogurt. It’s a great post-workout recovery drink for only 170 calories.

Get the recipe from Foxes Love Lemons.

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SKINNY PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE

Serves: 1
Nutrition: (1.5 cup serving) 171 calories, <1 g fat, 2 g fiber, 24 g sugars, 12 g protein

Inspired by this blogger’s love affair with ice cream and pineapple, this smoothie is heavy on flavor and light on fat (less than 1 g). And if its low-calorie, high-protein content weren’t enough, it provides 73% of your daily allowance of vitamin C!

Get the recipe from Creme de la Crumb.

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CANTALOUPE COCONUT LASSI

Serves: 2
Nutrition: (1.4 cup serving) 209 calories, 8 g fat, 3 g fiber, 28 g sugars, 5 g protein (calculated with plain nonfat Greek yogurt)

In India, a lassi is a popular yogurt-based drink composed of blended yogurt, water, spices and sometimes fruit. Although cantaloupe may not be the first smoothie ingredient that comes to mind, it’s a worthy addition. Refreshing coconut, cinnamon, and honey pair flawlessly with the potassium-rich melon. Plus, you’ll get a full’s day’s worth of daily vitamins A and C with one glass.

Get the recipe from How Sweet It Is.

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APPLE PIE PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

Serves: 2
Nutrition: (2.5 cup serving) 225 calories, 2 g fat, 9 g fiber, 35 g sugars, 5 g protein

Apple pie can blame its high calorie and fat content on buttery crust and sugary filling. This liquid version cuts out both, and you get 20 ounces of apple-cinnamon goodness for just 225 calories, with 9 grams of slimming fiber.

Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

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LIGHT STRAWBERRY CHOCOLATE SMOOTHIE

Serves: 2
Nutrition: (2.3 cup serving) 209 calories, 2 g fat, 4 g fiber, 27 g sugars, 3 g protein (calculated with unsweetened almond milk and 1 tbsp of honey to cut calories and sugars)

Serving up a full day of vitamin C, this drink has a base of stress-reducing strawberries, which help boost your immune system! We love the honey- and cocoa-coated rim, which gives a traditional strawberry smoothie a mocktail spin.

Get the recipe from That's So Michelle.

10

PEACH & OAT BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

Serves: 2
Nutrition: (1.7 cup serving) 263 calories, 3 g fat, 6 g fiber, 26 g sugars, 11 g protein (calculated with nonfat strawberry Greek yogurt and unsweetened almond milk)

Frozen peaches, ripe banana, fiber-filled oats, almond milk and protein-packed Greek yogurt deliver a filling breakfast in just three minutes. With 11 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber, it’ll stave off the mid-morning hangries.

Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.

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HONEY AND WILD BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE

Serves: 2
Nutrition: (1.25 cup serving) 223 calories, 2 g fat, 5 g fiber, 38 g sugars, 4 g protein

Looking for a way to sneak more veggies into your diet? This one hides kale in a superfood bundle of banana, mango, blueberries and Greek yogurt. Plus, it’s low in fat and calories, which will help you realize your flat-belly dreams.

Get the recipe from Pinch of Yum.

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PEACH GREEN TEA SMOOTHIE

Serves: 2
Nutrition: (1.25 cup serving) 127 calories, <.5 g fat, 3 g fiber, 24 g sugars, 4 g protein (calculated using 1 tbsp of honey)

You had us at delicious, frosty, and filling, but the addition of fat-burning green tea didn’t hurt. Add tea to your smoothies whenever possible. Taiwanese researchers studied more than 1,100 people over an 10-year period and found that those who drank green tea had nearly 20 percent less body fat than those who drank none! Opt for 1 tbs of honey to save 9 grams of sugar and 32 calories.

Get the recipe from Recipe Runner.

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STRAWBERRY MANGO POPS

Serves: 3
Nutrition: (3/4 pop serving) 153 calories, 0 g fat, 4 g fiber, 30 g sugars, 6 g protein.

Have a late-night sweet tooth? Instead of reaching for an ice-cream bar, opt for one of these fruity smoothie pops. With just four whole ingredients, they won’t provide empty calories, sketchy additives or fat.

Get the recipe from Savory Simple.

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CABBAGE BERRY PURPLE SMOOTHIE

Serves: 3
Nutrition: (1.4 cup serving) 137 calories, <1 g fat, 6 g fiber, 21 g sugars, 6 g protein (calculated with unsweetened almond milk)

You may have had your fair share of green smoothies, but here’s a great reason to go purple. For less than 40 calories and one gram of fat, this smoothie provides 6 grams of gut-friendly fiber, which can soothe digestive disorders like IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), and 95% of your daily vitamin C allowance.

Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.

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CARROT CAKE SMOOTHIE

Serves: 4
Nutrition: (1 cup serving) 219 calories, 13 g fat, 4 g fiber, 11 g sugars, 10 g protein (calculated with nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup of coconut and 1/2 cup of walnuts)

This carrot-cake smoothie is rich in healthy fats: Polyunsaturated fatty acids, like those in walnuts, may increase diet-induced calorie burn and resting metabolic rate. And walnuts have more heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids than any other nut! Bonus: One cup of this smoothie provides a day’s worth of Vitamin A.

Get the recipe from Foxes Love Lemons.

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BLUEBERRY FLAX SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE

Serves: 5
Nutrition: (2 cup serving) 226 calories, 10 g fat, 6 g fiber, 16 g sugars, 8 g protein (calculated with unsweetened coconut milk and 1/2 cup raw spinach)

A great addition to any smoothie, flax aids a healthy complexion. According to a British Journal of Nutrition study, participants with sensitive dry skin experienced more hydrated, less aggravated skin after consuming flaxseed oil daily for three weeks. In any recipe that calls for flax seeds, you can substitute flaxseed oil. Either way, your skin and heart will benefit from the omega-3 content.

Get the recipe from Fit Foodie Finds.

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MANGO SMOOTHIE

Serves: 4
Nutrition: (1 cup serving) 194 calories, 6 g fat, 3 g fiber, 22 g sugars, 9 g protein

Mangos pack a real nutrient punch: They’re rich in vitamins A, B6 and C. This recipe is high in healthy fats, thanks to full-fat Greek yogurt. Combined with frozen banana, it creates a filling, velvety consistency. It’s healthier to opt for whole-milk yogurts—they tend to have more protein and less sugar than low-fat versions.

Get the recipe from Foodie Crush.

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PEAR BANANA CINNAMON SMOOTHIE

Serves: 1
Nutrition: (1.5 cup serving) 175 calories, 2 g fat, 5 g fiber, 18 g sugar, and 13 g protein (calculated with nonfat plain Greek yogurt in place of protein powder)

All out of protein powder? Go Greek. A half-cup of plain Greek yogurt serves up roughly the same amount of protein (and calories) as half a scoop of protein powder. Plus, it doesn’t have a laundry list of ingredients.

Get the recipe from Running to the Kitchen.

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TROPICAL SUNSHINE SMOOTHIE

Serves: 1
Nutrition: (1.7 cup serving) 222 calories, 4 g fat, 5 g fiber, 33 g sugars, 7 g protein

Drink your vitamins at breakfast with this fruity tropical smoothie, which provides 100% of your daily vitamin C needs and 400% of vitamin A. Plus, it provides hearty amounts of fiber, vitamin B6 and calcium.

Get the recipe from Gourmande in the Kitchen.

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SKINNY ALMOND JOY SMOOTHIE

Serves: 1
Nutrition: (1.3 cup serving) 225 calories, 3.8 g fat, 6 g fiber, 15 g sugars, 10.5 g protein. (calculated with nonfat Greek yogurt and unsweetened almond milk)

We may have saved the best one for last—at least for chocolate addicts. Raw oats, banana, Greek yogurt, coconut extract, and cocoa powder create an Almond Joy doppleganger that cuts 10 grams of sugar and 9 grams of fat from the candy bar, and turns up the muscle-building protein content by 9 grams. With just 225 calories, it can provide your chocolate fix anytime.

Get the recipe from Your Cup of Cake.

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