Greek Yogurt Smoothie (12g Protein)
This Greek Yogurt Smoothie is a high-protein smoothie packed with 12 grams of protein.
It’s perfect as a breakfast or snack for fixing your sweet tooth and refreshing. This smoothie also comes with a low-carb option if you like it low-sugar.
What’s A Greek Smoothie?
This Greek Smoothie is perfect for refueling on protein after a workout or for fixing your hunger in the afternoon.
This refreshing drink is called Greek Smoothie because its main ingredient is Greek yogurt.
How To Make Greek Yogurt Smoothie
The reasons I love Greek yogurt in smoothies are plentiful.
It adds proteins to the drink, makes smoothies creamy and thick, and it adds lovely tangy flavors.
All you need to make this high-protein smoothie without using any protein powder are:
- Plain Greek Yogurt – You can use either classic Greek yogurt or unsweetened coconut Greek-style yogurt.
- Chia Seeds or flax seeds. Chia seeds are packed with protein and fulfilling fibers and add a creamy texture to smoothies.
- Banana or any sweetener of your choice. For a low-carb smoothie, skip the banana and add 1 or 2 tablespoons of your favorite sugar-free sweetener can be sugar-free maple syrup or erythritol as you like.
- Frozen Fruits like frozen strawberries or frozen mixed berries.
- Almond Milk or any non-dairy milk you love like coconut milk or oat milk.
- Almond Butter – I like the taste of almond butter, but you can also use peanut butter for a boost of protein and texture or sunflower seed butter for a nut-free alternative.
Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
If too thick, add a splash of more almond milk or simply water.
If too runny, add frozen fruits or ice cubes to thicken.
You can play with flavor and texture changing the berries or nut butter you use in the recipe.
For example, you can use the combination below:
- Strawberry, banana, and peanut butter.
- Strawberry, almond butter, and sugar-free syrup for a no-added-sugar low-carb version.
- Mixed berries, frozen cauliflower instead of banana, sugar-free sweetener for a keto option.
Or you can add some unsweetened cocoa powder to turn the smoothie into a chocolate flavor.
Below are some options to make this east smoothie recipe even if you have some food allergies:
- Dairy-Free – There are so many great dairy-free Greek-style yogurt variants you can use in this recipe. Some are made from coconut milk, others from oat milk or cashew milk.
- Sugar-Free – Swap the banana for a low-carb frozen vegetable low in sugar. It will add texture and creaminess with no sugar added. This includes frozen cauliflower rice or frozen zucchini slices.
- Nut-Free – Substitute the peanut butter for sunflower seed butter or tahini.
- Keto-Friendly – Apart from frozen banana, all the other ingredients in this recipe are keto-friendly. Some Greek yogurt brands contain more carbs, so check their nutrition panel and pick the lowest-carb option. Skip the banana or replace it with frozen keto vegetables like cauliflower or zucchinis.
This Greek Smoothie is great on its own but even better if topped with some delicious crunchy addition like a pinch of:
- Hemp Seeds
- Shredded Coconut
- Sliced Almonds
- Crushed Peanuts
Frequently Asked Questions
You can turn this recipe into a Greek Smoothie Bowl. To do so, decrease the almond milk to 1/4 cup and add some extra if the blender has difficulties blending the ingredients together.
Don’t add too much to keep a thick and creamy smoothie bowl texture. Serve with your favorite low-sugar granola recipe or sliced almonds and unsweetened coconut.
I recommend plain Greek yogurt, but if you love vanilla Greek yogurt or other flavors, the recipe will come out delicious.
Keep in mind that the flavored Greek yogurt version always adds sugar to the smoothie.
So you may want to decrease the banana in the recipe to avoid an overly sweet flavor.
More Smoothie Recipes
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Greek Yogurt Smoothie
Diet:Dairy-Free OptionEgg-FreeGluten-FreeGrain-FreeHealthyKeto OptionLow-CarbMediterranean DietSugar-FreeVegan OptionVegetarian
Preparation:Under 10 Minutes
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