If your kids love those expensive bottles of drinkable yogurt at the grocery store or you’re looking for a super simple (and super yummy) smoothie recipe, you have to try this one. This Strawberry Smoothie recipe with yogurt has just 3 ingredients and can even be made ahead!
Strawberry Smoothie Recipe with Yogurt
Having easy snacks and breakfast options on hand or ready to make is one of my on-going goals and this Strawberry Smoothie makes frequent appearances in our kitchen. It’s easy, flavorful, and has a really nice mix of nutrients. I also love that I can make it ahead and store it in the fridge until we need it.
Healthy Yogurt Smoothie for Kids
A simple yogurt smoothie doesn’t need a lot of ingredients—so it’s affordable and quick to make. We love it as is, or with crackers or a muffin for a more substantial meal or snack. It has all of the natural sweetness you want in a kid smoothie, plus protein, calcium, Vitamin C and fiber. My toddler drinks it from a straw cup or in a reusable Squeasy Gear Pouch. (I drink it from a regular glass!)
TIP: This is a nice starter smoothie for kids who are still learning to like them.
Homemade Drinkable Yogurt
We love the Siggi’s strawberry drinkable yogurt, but it’s hard to find the larger bottles where we live—and each little bottle is fairly expensive. And since my toddler enjoys yogurt smoothies a few times a week, making a version at home seemed like a great solution that would also save me money. I also love that this strawberry smoothie is packed with fresh strawberries, which is handy for those days when the kids aren’t interested in eating their fruit straight up.
Ingredients In Strawberry Smoothie Recipe with Yogurt
To make this recipe you’ll need:
- Yogurt (I prefer whole milk plain yogurt)
- Fresh strawberroes
- Fresh lemon juice
- Maple syrup or honey
TIP: You can use frozen strawberries, though expect the end result to be a thicker smoothie.
How to Make a Simple Strawberry Smoothie Recipe, Step-by-Step
Here’s a look at the process in making this base recipe:
- Wash, dry, and remove the stem from your berries. Slice to fill a measuring cup. (photo 1)
- Measure out the yogurt and cut a slice of lemon. (photo 2)
- Add the strawberries and yogurt to a blender. Blend until super smooth! (photo 3)
- Taste and add optional lemon juice (if the berries aren’t super flavorful) and sweetener (if the berries aren’t very sweet) and blend again to combine well. (photo 4)
TIP: This is best served cold. If the strawberries and yogurt have been in the fridge, it will be a perfect temperature right after blending.
Can I make this Strawberry Smoothie ahead of time?
Yes, you can make this base Strawberry Smoothie recipe up to 24 hours ahead. Store it in an airtight jar or bottle in the fridge.
Greek Yogurt Smoothie
You can make this yogurt smoothie with Greek yogurt if you prefer. The result will be slightly thicker, but it will also contain more protein. Try it both ways and see what you think—and if your toddler has a thickness preference!
Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie without Banana
Unlike many smoothies, this strawberry smoothie recipe doesn’t include any bananas, so it’s a nice option if you’re out or you have a kiddo who’s allergic.
Tips for Making the Best Strawberry Smoothie Recipe with Yogurt
- This strawberry smoothie recipe can be served to babies and toddlers of all ages. Just omit the added sweetener if desired for your kiddo.
- Add a few raw cauliflower florets to add a veggie.
- Add 1 tablespoon hemp seeds for additional protein and healthy fats.
- Use nondairy yogurt as needed.
- Use regular yogurt or Greek-style, knowing that the Greek-style will be thicker.
- Use frozen strawberries if needed, knowing that the result will be thicker.
- Make this up to 24 hours ahead and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
I’d love to hear your feedback if you try this recipe so please comment below.
I use fresh, not frozen, fruit in the base recipe so it has the consistency of drinkable yogurt. This also makes it possible to use a full cup of fruit and maintain a drinkable consistency. If the fruit is in the fridge, the drink is a perfect temperature! See below for variations on this idea.
- 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt
- 1 cup trimmed and sliced strawberries
- Fresh lemon juice. optional
- Maple syrup, agave, or honey, optional
- Add the yogurt and berries to the blender. Blend until very (very) smooth for about 30-60 seconds.
- Taste and add a few drops of fresh lemon juice and a little sweetener as needed. The amount you add will depend on your fruit. If it tastes a little bland or flat, add both lemon and and 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon sweetener of choice. If it tastes just great, you don’t have to add either!
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for 2 days in the fridge, shaking well before serving. (If you plan to store it, do add the lemon juice.)
Try one of these variations on the base recipe. You can all all of these ingredients to the blender and blend well until very smooth. Sweeten to taste with honey or maple syrup if needed.
- Strawberry Mango Spinach: 1 cup trimmed fresh strawberries, 1 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 cup baby spinach, 1 tablespoon shredded unsweetened coconut, and 1/2 cup frozen mango.
- Strawberry Sweet Potato: 1 cup trimmed fresh or frozen strawberries, 1 cup plain yogurt, 1/4 cup mashed roasted sweet potato, 1/4 cup orange juice, and 1-2 tablespoons hemp seeds.
- Strawberry Mango Cauliflower: 1 cup trimmed fresh strawberries, 1 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raw cauliflower, 1/2 cup frozen mango, 1-2 tablespoons hemp seeds, and 2 tablespoons rolled oats.
- Strawberry Banana Nut: 1 cup trimmed fresh strawberries, 1 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raw cauliflower, 1/2 frozen banana, 2 tablespoons cashews, and 1 teaspoon chia seeds.
- Strawberry Cauliflower: 1 cup trimmed frozen strawberries, 1 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raw cauliflower, 2 tablespoons rolled oats.
- Strawberry Banana Spinach: 1 cup trimmed fresh strawberries, 1 cup plain yogurt, 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter (or almond butter), 1/2 cup baby spinach, 1/2 frozen banana.
Blend the ingredients starting on low, then work up to high, and blend for at least 30 seconds or until very smooth.
Avoid the urge to pack a smoothie with more ingredients than are called for to avoid it becoming too thick.
Choose 1-2 add-ins to add more nutrition to the base recipe.
Choose a variation to change things up!
Use Greek yogurt instead of regular if desired for added protein.
Use an equal amount of nondairy milk in any of the variations for a more classic smoothie recipe.