Berry Yogurt Breakfast Smoothie

Berry Yogurt Breakfast Smoothie, serves 2

I stumbled upon this recipe by accident. One Saturday morning, I was in a rush to get ready for a meeting and didn’t have time to eat my normal breakfast of Greek yogurt with berries and granola. I asked Rob to throw everything into our Vitamix with a little almond milk and ice. Voila! The Berry Yogurt Breakfast Smoothie was born.

This recipe has been a lifesaver. I’m one of those people that has to force myself to eat Greek yogurt. I know it’s a smarter choice over the processed, flavored yogurts that I used to eat– it’s low in calories, high in protein & calcium and contains probiotics that can improve digestive health. But, for all of its benefits, I’ve always struggled with its tart taste and too thick texture. I actually prefer to add Greek yogurt to my smoothies now, it binds the other ingredients together and makes for a silkier smoothie.

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½ cup almond milk
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup raspberries
1 frozen banana
1 cup easy healthy homemade granola (I use this recipe)
1 tablespoon flax seed
3 cups ice

Add almond milk, yogurt, raspberries, banana, granola & flaxseed to vitamix and blend on variable 4 for 30 seconds. Add ice to vitamix and blend on high for 45 seconds or until blended smooth.

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Serve cold.

I’m excited to branch out and try Greek yogurt as a substitute in other recipes.

Have you used Greek yogurt as a substitute in recipes? Please feel free to share in the comments.

P.S. you don’t need a vitamix to make this smoothie – you could easily use a blender or bullet instead! Just be sure to add ground flax seed instead of whole if you use a blender as it’s easier for your body to digest. If this smoothie is a little tart for your taste, add a tablespoon of raw honey to sweeten it up a bit.

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2 Responses to “Berry Yogurt Breakfast Smoothie”

  1. Scott says:

    I enjoy a good smoothie. Add a little honey or agave nectar and it is great.

  2. JustKaryce says:

    Love this post, can’t wait to try your recipe!

    I use Greek Yogurt as a dip, so super yum! I stir in the dry ranch mix & voila, you have a nice thick dip for your veggies. You don’t have to wait for it to set up or anything. Love it!

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