Simple Strawberry Smoothie

A friend and I were recently venting to each other how we just can’t seem to find a flavored yogurt with a more reasonable amount of sugar – almost all of the brands have 20-something grams of sugar or more per 6-8 oz serving. That is a lot of sugar for such a small amount of food. Of course, some of the sugar (about 11 grams) is naturally occurring and plain yogurt will have about that much, but we’re talking about another 10-20 grams per serving! (Yogurts with artificial sweeteners were not even considered in the convo since they’re definitely not on the healthy list.)

Our talk inspired me to make a yogurt smoothie with just the right amount of natural sweetness last night.

Ingredients (Serves 2):

  • 16 oz plain whole milk organic yogurt
  • 4-5 large ripe strawberries
  • 1 tbsp of honey (or less if you like)

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender
  2. Mix for about 30 seconds
  3. Enjoy!

This smoothie turned out tasting SO similar to strawberry ice cream. It was really delicious, but it was also light and refreshing (unlike ice cream). Simple yet really satisfying. I thought it was worth mentioning. Unfortunately, I totally forgot to take a picture of the finished product – I was too busy guzzling it down :)

7 comments

  1. Hello Annie,

    I have all of those ingredients right now… It would be a lovely afternoon snack. I’m watching what I eat because I went back to the gym this week and couldn’t do anything… so out of shape.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. I agree that baby yogurt is full of sugar! I used to add my own pureed fruits to plain and then went on vacation and bought a bunch of the baby ones for convenience. Now my toddler is hooked in those and refuses my version… I’ll have to try this and see if he bites! Thanks :)

  3. I love plain yogurt! Something about the tartness that is soo satisfying! I usually put a tsp of agave…ok more like 2tsp lol….. I like agave! But I’m def gonna try the smoothie version. I wonder if I could add a little almond milk too! Yum!

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