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Here’s how to make any protein-packed Greek yogurt smoothie! With just the perfect amount of sweetness and creaminess, you can enjoy this thick smoothie for breakfast or as a quick snack any time of day.

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Why add Greek yogurt to smoothies?

By simply adding one extra ingredient, Greek yogurt, you can enjoy a smoothie that is:

  • Great for your digestive system as it’s a great source of probiotics
  • Creamier and thicker
  • Protein-packed, which will keep you fuller for longer
  • So delicious!

Ingredients

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Here are the ingredients for the basic version.

  • Plain Greek yogurt – The key ingredient! You can use non-dairy Greek-style yogurt, if needed. You can also use flavored yogurt, but be aware of the high added sugar content. If you have any frozen yogurt, this will be a great way to use it up.
  • Milk – can use either dairy or non-dairy milk, like almond milk or coconut milk.
  • Banana – be sure to use frozen banana. Here’s how to freeze ripe bananas so you always have some on hand.
  • Hemp seeds – this is optional but will be an easy way to boost nutrition (a great source of healthy fats, protein, and fiber) and add calories to your child’s drink, if needed. You can also use chia seeds or flax seeds.

How to Make ANY Greek Yogurt Smoothie

Smoothies are such a great way to get your toddler involved in the kitchen! They’re  so easy to whip up and your child will have so much fun pouring and dumping all the ingredients.

  1. Add the milk first followed by yogurt, hemp seeds, and the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Blend until smooth! Enjoy!

Variations and Add-ins

A two image collage of all the ingredients for spinach version and blended.
A two image collage of ingredients for strawberry version and blended.
A two image collage showing ingredients and blended chocolate version.

Here I’ve shared the basic formula for making any Greek yogurt smoothie. And if you’d like to invite more fun and variety, here are some suggestions!

Along with creamy yogurt, milk, banana, and hemp seeds, add:

  • Spinach yogurt smoothie: a handful of baby spinach
  • Strawberry Greek yogurt smoothie: ½ cup frozen strawberries (or more if you desire a much bright-colored smoothie). You will need to add more milk (up to 1 cup). Or you can add strawberry yogurt
  • Chocolate yogurt smoothie: 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Peanut butter banana smoothie: 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter. Or use almond butter or sun butter if there is an allergy.
  • Vanilla yogurt smoothie: use vanilla yogurt + a splash of vanilla extract if you want the flavor to be even more pronounced
  • Peach banana smoothie

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Tips for Success

A close up overhead shot of the spinach Greek yogurt smoothie.
  • While you can use fresh banana, I highly recommend using frozen banana for a thicker and creamier smoothie. It will also make your drink nice and cold!
  • If you prefer a thinner smoothie, add more milk until desired consistency is reached.

Equipment

Three different Greek yogurt smoothies in glass jars.

Using a powerful blender makes ALL the difference when making smoothies. You will get a perfectly silky smooth drink every.single.time!

I’ve had my Vitamix for 7+ years and it’s worth every penny! I use it to make all my blender muffinsdips/sauces, smoothiesveggie nuggetspancakes…it’s hands down my number one workhorse.

And this straw cup that comes with a lid is the perfect straw drinking cup for toddlers. It also comes with a silicone cover for grip and to prevent breakage. You can see all of our favorite toddler mealtime essentials here!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best Greek yogurt for smoothies?

Plain whole milk Greek yogurt is best for optimal flavor, thickness, and nutrition. Fat is a super important nutrient for babies and toddlers, especially, as it is essential in supporting their rapid brain development.

You can use flavored yogurt, but most options contain high amounts of added sugars. A better alternative is this homemade vanilla yogurt or strawberry yogurt (so easy!).

What is the best way to store Greek yogurt smoothie?

It’s best to enjoy immediately but you can refrigerate and enjoy within 1 day.

If you’d like to make extra while you are dirtying a blender, you can freeze in popsicle molds or ice cube tray. When ready to enjoy, add 5-6 frozen cubes into the blender with some milk or yogurt and blend it up!

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Greek Yogurt Smoothie

Here's how to make any protein-packed Greek yogurt smoothie! With just the perfect amount of sweetness and creaminess, you can enjoy this thick smoothie for breakfast or as a quick snack any time of day.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
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Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Plain Greek yogurt (115g)
  • 1 cup frozen banana (120g)
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds

Instructions 

  • Add the milk first followed by yogurt, hemp seeds, and the rest of the ingredients.
  • Blend until smooth and enjoy immediately.

Notes

  • It’s best to enjoy immediately but you can refrigerate and enjoy within 1 day.
  • Freeze in popsicle molds or ice cube tray. When ready to enjoy, add 5-6 frozen cubes into the blender with some milk or yogurt and blend it up!

Nutrition

Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 12g | Fiber: 4g | Calcium: 289mg | Iron: 3mg
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About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe made me SO happy. It’s just delicious. I am always well stocked in both frozen bananas and plain greek yogurt but had never put them together in a smoothie for my toddler! Really love the result, as did my little boy who loves anything banana. It does have the perfect amount of sweetness – nothing over the topic but still very satisfying. I’ll be looking now to add smoothies to my toddler’s snack rotation 🙂 Will be trying the other variations too!