fruit and yogurt smoothie recipe

I absolutely love smoothies.  They are such a good way to get greens into my kids, and it doesn't hurt that they are delicious.  I have talked about some green smoothie recipes here and here.  Once in a while I am craving something a little sweeter, and that is when I make a fruit and yogurt smoothie.

I first learned about fruit smoothies way back in 7th grade in a home economics class (do they still offer those?!).  The recipe was quite easy back then, using juice concentrate, milk, banana, frozen strawberries and ice.  Over the years I changed it quite a bit, to maybe be a *little* healthier.

Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie

1 cup fresh orange juice (or whatever you can find)
1 cup plain whole milk yogurt (or non-fat/low fat if you prefer)
3/4 cup frozen blueberries
6-10 frozen strawberries (depending on size)
1 banana

Put it all in a blender and blend away until smooth.  This makes about a quart of smoothie.

Sometimes I will change the fruit up depending what I have in the freezer, but this is really what I go back to.  They are delicious and filling, and while a lot of sugar from the orange juice, I figure once in a while it is OK!

Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe?


  1. We love smoothies too but I haven't tried them with orange juice. Will do! We like to make them with kefir for the probiotic boost. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. We love smoothies! But haven't used yogurt, I am going to try it! Thanks for the recipe :)


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