5 Smoothie Making Secrets
Secret 1- Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt is creamier and thicker than regular yogurt, which makes for better smoothie consistency. (I’ve tried lots of kinds!) Dannon® Oikos® is created through an authentic Greek straining process which gives it the creamy-thick texture. Dannon® Oikos® Plain and Fruit on the Bottom contains 0% fat. The yogurt is an excellent source of protein, twice that of most regular low fat yogurts. I usually buy a quart of the vanilla… but, this time I used the 5.3 oz container to test out the honey stuff. (see secret #4)
Secret 2- Frozen Fruit
Secret 3- Juice
Secret 4- Honey
Secret 5- Must Have Ingredients
You can add anything as long as you have one banana, Greek yogurt, juice, and frozen fruit. I love to add things like carrots, spinach, kale, celery, and obviously any non frozen fruit.
Here was yesterday’s masterpeice. That’s All Bran, wheat buds cereal on top. I feel like it adds a little more goodness and crunch!
Are you smoothie maker? How do you feel about frozen fruit v. non frozen fruit? Do you add anything else to your smoothies? Have you ever tried Greek yogurt? Do you like Greek yogurt better than regular yogurt?
PS: This is my smoothie making device.
Comments & Reviews
I’m allergic to bananas what’s the best substitute for them
Do these keep well if frozen? I try to make shakes such as this for my husband to grab and go in the morning. I typically make a batch and freeze them in mason jars and then thaw them overnight. Has anyone tried this with this recipe?
wonderful smoothie though i have made one with ordinary plain yogurt and did not freeze ingredients just added ice but will try another twist……….love smoothies especially for my mom who is a cancer surviver and know diabetic
Great recipe~I juice several times a week and I’ve found that so many yogurts are super high in sugar. Some have more sugar than a Mt. Dew. I eat as little sugar as possible. My favorite yogurt is Voskos. I’ve found it at WalMart. It only has 5 grams. If you are wanting to lose weight, high sugar yogurts are not the way to go.
Melanie Roderick says
Try the Dannon light &fit Greek yogurt. It has 7 grams of sugar for 5.3 ozs.
Looks delish!!! I’ve been trying to eat healthier and I came across this recipe. I was wondering, will water work for the juice? Most juices have so much added sugar… Anyways, I’ll definitely try this one!
Use Coconut water instead of juice.
I recently purchased a nutribullet from a yardsale. I’m in love! But I haven’t really figured out what I’m supposed to be trying to accomplish with it. I’ve been eating low carb for the past year and have lost weight and feeling so much better without the rice, potatoes, pasta, bread, and of course, junk food. I’ve make a few smoothies with spinach, frozen fruit, yogurt, and protein powder. They’re really good, but I’m afraid they’ll make me gain weight. Any ideas on a good smoothie for weight control?
cup of unsweetened almond milk [30 calories]
2 handfuls of baby spinach
1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter
1 scoop of protein powder
handful of ice
I use spinach
1 frozen banana
5 baby carrots
fill to line with almond milk
Erin J. says
I love Greek yogurt in smoothies! I recently discovered that and coconut milk in my smoothies!
I love smoothies, I love Greek yogurt, and I just recently tried Dannon Oikos and loved that too!
I HAVE GOT to try that! It looks delicious…. AND healthy!
Jana Miller says
I love plain greek yogurt and as for smoothies, I always add a tablespoon or two of coconut oil.
I like to add dry oats and/or flax. Delish.
I just started using honey flavored greek yogurt in my smoothies last week, and I agree that it works so much better than normal yogurt! You get a smoother texture, and you don't need to add extra honey to sweeten it.