A yogurt smoothie is about the easiest smoothie to make. Because you are using yogurt, the smoothie will always come out rich, thick and creamy. And any fruit or flavor can be mixed with the yogurt to make whatever flavor smoothie you want. Making yogurt smoothies is a very good snack for between meals, and is also a great way to use up yogurt!
To make a yogurt smoothie, add one small container of any flavor yogurt to a blender. You can also use plain yogurt if that is what you have on hand. Just measure out about 1/2 cup or so. If you want your smoothie to be extra icy, you can freeze your yogurt in ice cube trays then pop them in a plastic bag and keep them frozen. Then you can grab frozen yogurt cubes any time you want a smoothie!
Add a couple ice cubes to the blender. Add the ice cubes even if you use frozen yogurt cubes because they will help to make your smoothie thick and icy. You can also add some frozen strawberries or blueberries or any canned fruit. Add about 1/2 cup of the fruit or berry of your choice. Another good thing to add is 1/2 half of a frozen banana. You can peel your bananas and freeze them in a food storage bag so you always have them ready for a smoothie.
Next you need to add about 1/2 cup of liquid. You can add milk, juice, or even soda. Then start the blender and let it blend until smooth. If the ingredients get stuck, add a bit more liquid. If the smoothie is not frozen enough, add a bit more ice. If the smoothie is not sweet enough, you can also add a bit of sugar or your favorite sweetener.
Yogurt smoothies make an excellent breakfast for busy parents to serve to the kids. Just add plenty of fruit to the smoothie and you have a healthy and filling breakfast drink. Pour it into a plastic cup and let the kids drink their breakfast on the way to school. And if you want to bring a smoothie to work for later in the day, just make your smoothie, put it in a covered cup, then put the smoothie in the refrigerator freezer at work. Then take the smoothie out about 30 minutes before you want to drink it so you can let it thaw a bit. Or bring a full pitcher of smoothies to share with your co-workers!