Learning how to make strawberry smoothies with yogurt is easy. A common question I get at the fruit stand is: “How do I make strawberry smoothies?” I love giving customers recipes! This is because people tend to ask questions when they aren’t sure and need a little direction. Good recipes are great because they are personalized to the customer’s taste, and usually healthier than straight out of the box instructions on the back of a box of store bought strawberry smoothie mix.
Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie
► Play Videomade it? tap the stars to add your rating!4.91 from 20 votesYield: medium smoothiesReady In: 5 minsI have one kid who absolutely despises bananas, so I have to go and invent banana-free smoothies for her. Not that I mind! This one has a gorgeous pink hue from strawberries (fresh or frozen – so you can make it year round 👌🏻), is wonderfully creamy thanks to a healthy dose of Greek yogurt and tastes almost like a milkshake. I mean, what is not to love about that!
- ▢1 (10-12oz) package frozen strawberries (can also use fresh hulled, but then add 4-6 ice cubes as well)
- ▢1 cup vanilla yogurt (I used Greek vanilla, but regular works, too (plain is also fine!))
- ▢½ cup milk (or more to taste (any kind works – skim, 2%, whole, almond))
- ▢1 tablespoon maple syrup (OR honey OR white sugar)
- Place all ingredients in a high-power blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately, or chill in the fridge for up to 2 hours.
Step by Step Recipe Video
Blender tips: If you don’t have a high-power blender, make sure to thaw the strawberries on the counter for 15-20 minutes, or your blender will really struggle with them.Load the blender right: As you can see in the video, I let the berries thaw even though I have a Vitamix. That was just because I wanted to add the strawberries as the first ingredient – if you use solid frozen berries, always add the liquids first (in this case milk and yogurt) and then place the berries on top. Otherwise the frozen fruit will block the blade.
Yogurt: As noted in the recipe, Greek vanilla, regular vanilla, Greek plain or regular plain all work. I’m sure strawberry flavored yogurt would work as well. If you don’t want to use yogurt, feel free to sub in 1 large banana.Milk: I like this best with whole milk (what do the cool kids say these days – because I’m extra?), but any fat percentage is OK. For dairy free options, you can use almond milk. Unsweetened vanilla almond milk sounds perfect for this one.Strawberries: If you’re using fresh instead of frozen, go for about 12oz. Make sure to rinse them well and hull them before adding.Actually, I always rinse frozen strawberries really well, too. You know, hygiene and stuff.Maple syrup: Entirely optional, but much loved by my children 😉
Strawberry Smoothie Recipe with Yogurt
If your kids love those expensive bottles of drinkable yogurt at the grocery store or you’re looking for a super simple (and super yummy) smoothie recipe, you have to try this one. This Strawberry Smoothie recipe with yogurt has just 3 ingredients and can even be made ahead!
Strawberry Smoothie Recipe with Yogurt
Having easy snacks and breakfast options on hand is always a big goal of mine and while I sometimes have better weeks than others with it, this Strawberry Smoothie makes frequent appearances in our kitchen.
It’s easy, flavorful, and it has a really nice mix of nutrients. I also love that I can make it ahead and store it in the fridge until we need it. I drink it right along with my kids!
Healthy Yogurt Smoothie for Kids
A simple yogurt smoothie doesn’t need a lot of ingredients—and this one is affordable and quick to make. We love it as a stand alone snack or with crackers or a muffin for a more substantial meal or snack. It has the natural sweetness you want in a kid smoothie, plus protein, calcium, vitamin C, and fiber.
My toddler drinks it from a straw cup or in a reusable Squeasy Gear Pouch. (I drink it from a regular glass
TIP: This is a nice starter smoothie for kids who are still learning to like them since it has a thinner texture.
Homemade Drinkable Yogurt
We love the Siggi’s strawberry drinkable yogurt, but it’s hard to find the larger bottles where we live—and each little bottle is fairly expensive. Since my toddler enjoys yogurt smoothies a few times a week, making a version at home seemed like a great solution would also save me money.
I also love that this strawberry smoothie is packed with strawberries, which is handy for those days when the kids aren’t interested in eating the fruit on its own.
It’s the yummiest yogurt drink around!
Ingredients You Need
To make this recipe you’ll need the following ingredients to make this yogurt smoothie:
- Yogurt: I prefer whole-milk plain yogurt or vanilla yogurt, either regular or Greek.
- Fresh or frozen strawberries: This recipe works similarly with either option.
- Fresh lemon juice, optional: This adds a little extra freshness, but it’s up to you whether to add it.
- Maple syrup or honey, optional, to taste
TIP: You can use frozen strawberries, though expect the result to be a slightly thicker smoothie.
Here’s a look at the process in making this base recipe so you know what to expect. Scroll down to the end of this post for the full information.
- Wash, dry, and remove the stems from your berries if using fresh.
- Measure out the yogurt.
- Add the strawberries and yogurt to a blender. Blend until super smooth.
- Taste and add optional lemon juice (if the berries aren’t super flavorful) and sweetener (if the berries aren’t very sweet) and blend again to combine well.
TIP: This is best served cold. If the strawberries and yogurt have been in the fridge, it will be a perfect temperature right after blending.
Can I make this Strawberry Smoothie ahead of time?
Yes, you can make this ahead and store it for up to 3 days in the fridge in airtight containers. You may need to shake it slightly before serving as it sometimes separates a little, but it stores really well.
I love to store it in 8-ounce jars so they’re portioned and easy to serve to the kids.
Can I make this with Greek yogurt?
You can make this yogurt smoothie with Greek yogurt if you prefer. The result will be slightly thicker, but it will also contain more protein. Try it both ways and see what you think—and see if your toddler has a thickness preference!
TIP: We love this strawberry yogurt smoothie (it’s made without banana!) as an easy option if you’re out or if you have a banana allergy in the house.
How to Store
Make this and store this yogurt drink in an airtight container or containers in the fridge for up to 3 days. Shake or stir before serving to ensure the mixture is well-combined.
You can also freeze it in ice cube trays, then blend with a little more milk to serve on a future day. Or, you can freeze in a reusable pouch and thaw overnight in the fridge or in a lunch box.
B and L’s Strawberry Smoothie
You’ll love this icy cold strawberry smoothie.
Cook:1 minTotal:6 minsPrep:5 minsServings:2Yield:2 servings
Decrease Serving2Increase ServingAdjustOriginal recipe yields 2 servingsIngredient Checklist
- 8 strawberries, hulled
- ½ cup skim milk
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 6 cubes ice, crushed
- Step 1In a blender combine strawberries, milk, yogurt, sugar and vanilla. Toss in the ice. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses and serve.
Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie
This healthy, refreshing and super delicious Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie comes together in just 5 minutes and is a great way to start the day. It is gluten-free and can also be made vegan. Here is how to make it.
Here are some more delectable smoothie recipes to make for summer breakfast – Berry Blast Smoothie, Apple Smoothie, Beet Banana Smoothie, Healthy Pineapple Banana Smoothie, and Mango Kale Smoothie.
About This Recipe
Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie is a 5-minute breakfast recipe that is made using fresh or frozen strawberries, ripe bananas, yogurt, milk, and honey.
This easy smoothie recipe can be your on-the-go breakfast for busy days or a refreshing afternoon snack on hot summer days. It is healthy, filling, and most importantly, yummy.
You can get yourself a cafe-worthy strawberry smoothie recipe with yogurt with just 5 basic ingredients at home. This drink is gluten-free and can be easily made vegan.
If you like this classic strawberry smoothie, then do check out these too – strawberry spinach smoothie, strawberry kiwi smoothie, strawberry blueberry smoothie, and strawberry pineapple smoothie.
Health Benefits Of Strawberries
Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C, folate, potassium, fibers, and antioxidants.
It has a healthy amount of protein needed for the body.
They are good for your heart, help in regulating blood sugar levels, boost immunity, are known to have anti-cancer properties, regulate blood pressure, and aid in weight management.
The antioxidants and polyphenols in strawberries are good for heart health and prevent cancer.
These are good for skin and hair health.
Strawberries – You can use fresh or frozen strawberries. If using fresh strawberries, you will have to freeze them for a few hours.
Banana – Peel the banana, chop them roughly and pack them in a freezer-safe bag, and freeze. Bananas make the base for the smoothie and are filling. You can totally skip adding bananas if you wish to.
Yogurt – Yogurt is a great source of protein and makes the strawberry smoothie healthy and nutritious. I have used plain yogurt but you can use Greek yogurt, vanilla yogurt, or even strawberry yogurt.
Milk – Milk is added to adjust the consistency, and to add to the creaminess. I like to use whole milk (full fat milk) but you can choose any milk that you like.
You can even opt for orange juice instead of milk. Use 100 perfect fruit juice or make it at home.
Sweetener – You will need some sweetener like honey or maple syrup if you like your smoothie sweet. You can also use raw sugar.
How To Make Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie
Wash 10-12 strawberries well and wipe them using a kitchen towel. Chop off the top leafy part using a paring knife. Then cut the strawberries into slices and freeze them for 5-6 hours.
Peel and slice 1 large banana and freeze it for 5-6 hours too.
Make The Smoothie
Pull out the banana and strawberries from the freezer and thaw them for 10 minutes.
Add the frozen strawberries, frozen banana, 1 cup yogurt, ½ cup milk, and honey to taste to the medium jar of a high-speed blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour the smoothie into 2 tall glasses and serve chilled.
You can adjust the consistency of the smoothie by increasing or decreasing the quantity of milk.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to make it vegan?
You can make a vegan strawberry smoothie by replacing yogurt with plant-based yogurts like coconut yogurt, cashew yogurt, soy yogurt, and milk with almond, soy, coconut milk, or even orange juice. Use maple syrup instead of honey to sweeten the smoothie.How to make a strawberry smoothie bowl?
To make a smoothie bowl, make a thicker smoothie by adding less milk. Transfer the smoothie into a bowl. Top it with a selection of fresh fruit slices, chia seeds, coconut flakes, granola, muesli, dry fruits, and oats.
You can add nuts or seed mix as well. Use edible flowers to make your smoothie bowls even more appealing.