This smoothie has been on high rotation lately. The trio of creamy Greek yoghurt, banana and mixed berries make for a seriously delicious smoothie, that's packed with protein, dietary fiber, and free-radical fighting antioxidants.
What's Greek yoghurt?
Greek yoghurt is a type of yoghurt that has been strained beyond traditional varieties, removing the whey (the watery part of milk that remains after milk has been curdled), as well as some lactose (a milk sugar). This results in a more concentrated thick yoghurt, with less sugar, more protein, and a creamy, tart taste. Another perk - it's also loaded with probiotics, or good live bacteria, that like to inhabit the gut, supporting our health through a myriad of biological handy work. I like using Greek yoghurt in smoothies, as it's a tasty way to increase the protein content (a macronutrient that helps to keep us feeling full), without always having to default to a protein powder - which I do a lot.
Smoothies are the ultimate on-the-go breakfast - just chuck all the ingredients into a blender, whiz it up, and you're done! Easy as (nutritious) pie.
Greek Yoghurt Berry Smoothie
3/4 - 1 cup milk (e.g. almond, rice, oat, dairy)
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries/raspberries
1/2 cup plain Greek yoghurt
1 tbsp chia seeds or flaxseeds
1 tsp honey (if desired, to further sweeten)
1. Add all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth. Enjoy!
- If you're lactose intolerant, subsitute for lactose-free yoghurt. If you'r dairy-free or vegan, subsitute for coconut yoghurt - this will lower the protein content, and increase the fat content
- For a thicker smoothie use less milk e.g. go for 3/4 cup