Every summer my fruit intake increases by about 200%.
That may be a slight exaggeration, but there’s something about the warmer air that leaves me craving all the fruit! The last few summers I’ve loved making smoothies during the summer for a morning or afternoon snack. I love smoothies for breakfast too, but since I’m at home during the day I usually opt for a warm breakfast option.
When I was first learning to make smoothies, I kept them very basic. Even now, the amount of ingredients I add in are very few and the extra ingredients besides fruit and greek yogurt are used for added texture and protein.
Especially when I’m sharing a smoothie with my toddler, I want to make sure that the smoothies are not just all fruit. Even though fruit is great, I know that drinking a smoothie that doesn’t have a lot of extra protein in it won’t fill us up.
Greek yogurt is a great way to add in protein to a smoothie. When I was pregnant with Greyson, I kept track of how many grams of protein a day I ate and I was shocked the first time I tracked greek yogurt. It’s a great way to add in flavor and protein to a smoothie!
My other two favorites, that this smoothie recipe use, are adding flax seed and spinach or kale. When I started making lots of smoothies at the beginning of the summer, I puréed a bunch of spinach and kale and froze it in an . Once the cubes were frozen, I popped them out into a plastic bag to store in the freezer.
One thing I love about this recipe is that the spinach doesn’t turn the entire smoothie green because of how vibrant the blueberry color is. This is great if you have picky little ones who might not touch anything green 😉 The flax seeds have no taste but add a bit of a “seedy” texture to the smoothie. I didn’t notice it much because the blueberries already have a similar texture!
Ready to make your own Blueberry Greek Yogurt Smoothie? Scroll down to find out how!
Can’t resist showing my helper 🙂Print
Smoothies are the perfect breakfast or snack to pack in tons of flavor and protein! Made with frozen blueberries, plain greek yogurt, spinach, flax seed and sweetened with a pinch of honey, this Blueberry Greek Yogurt Smoothie is perfect for the whole family.
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 5.3 oz plain greek yogurt
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons flax seed
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 cup kale or spinach
- Blend ingredients in blender until smooth.
If using fresh blueberries, decrease the amount of water and add some ice for a more frozen consistency.
What is your favorite smoothie combination?