How to Make a Smoothie with Frozen Fruit and Yogurt


Drinking smoothies is fun but making one is not always, especially during your busy morning schedule. Wouldn't it make your life easier if you have all the required ingredients handy to toss everything in the blender and have your smoothie in a minute? Yep! Here what comes the concept of using frozen fruits for making smoothies. Using frozen fruits to make smoothies have its benefits like giving a creamier texture to start with. Now add yummy yogurt to it and you get a real delicious and creamier smoothies to start your day. Yogurt will not only thicken your smoothies but also help your digestive system to function well.


How to Make a Smoothie with Frozen Fruit and Yogurt?

Making frozen fruits and yogurt smoothies will take less time and mastering right proportion of yogurt and frozen fruits will reward you with creamy textured smoothies. For frozen fruits either use store bought or freeze it yourself. Using some natural sweetener will sweeten your smoothie as frozen fruits tend to have little sweetness in them.

Here are some easy and delicious smoothie recipes for you to try out using frozen fruits and yogurt.

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie

  • 1 medium sized frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen strawberry
  • 1 cup of vanilla or strawberry yogurt
  • Honey/Sugar
  • Ice cubes (optional)
  1. Peel and dice the banana. Use ripe banana to give natural sweetness to smoothies.
  2. Add banana, strawberry and yogurt to the blender.
  3. Toss ice cubes (optional) and honey or sugar to taste.
  4. Blend it to a silky smooth consistency.
  5. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy your smoothie!

Low Fat Yogurt Fruit Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 small banana (frozen)
  • 3/4 cup low fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Pinch of cinnamon to taste
  • Ice cubes (optional)
  1. Peel and slice banana.
  2. Add fruits, yogurt and milk to the blender.
  3. Toss ice cubes on top if you want extra chillness.
  4. Blend to a smooth consistency.
  5. Pour into a tall glass and season it with a pinch of cinnamon.
  6. Enjoy the drink.

Mixed Berry Yogurt Smoothie

  • 1 cup of mixed strawberry, raspberry and blueberries (frozen)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Sweetener to taste
  • Ice Cubes (optional)
  1. Toss fruits, yogurt and water to the blender. This mixed berry smoothie will be very thick in consistency, so add some extra liquid if you want to dilute the blend.
  2. Add a tablespoon of natural sweetener like agave nectar or stevia. Or use 1/4 cup of ripe banana slices to add sweetness.
  3. Pulse it for a minute to blend smoothly.
  4. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.

Tropicana Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup of frozen mango slices
  • 1/2 cup of frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup orange or pineapple juice
  • Ice cubes (optional)
  1. Add all ingredients to the blender.
  2. Blend it well to a smooth consistency.
  3. Enjoy your smoothie.

One good thing about this smoothie is it doesn’t even require any sweetener at all.

Expert Tips

  1. For frozen fruits use banana, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, mango, pineapple, apple, pear or kiwi. You can use single fruit or be creative to use mixed fruits to make fruit smoothies. (See the above recipes for guidance).
  2. For Sweetener you can always use table sugar but using natural sweeteners like honey, agave or stevia is recommended.
  3. For Yogurt use plain/vanilla yogurt or greek yogurt. If you are using more watery fruits like pineapple, melon, then using greek yogurt will nicely fill out the smoothie texture.
  4. Along with frozen fruits, you can also refrigerate or freeze your yogurt or other liquids to get extra chilled smoothie. And by this way you can completely avoid ice cubes.
  5. When using frozen fruits you may need some sweetener to sweeten the smoothie drink. Though using yogurt and fruit juices will add up some sweetener. If you want to avoid adding extra sweetener then use 1/4 cup of over ripe banana to add natural sweetness.
  6. When using fruit juices like orange or lime, you can freeze them and use instead of ice cubes to avoid more intake.
  7. Use low fat yogurt to rip off extra calories from your yogurt smoothies.

Enjoy your drink :-)


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