11 Smoothie Recipes With Yogurt And Frozen Fruit

Have you been craving ice-cold creamy smoothies packed with a delicious fruity taste? While the standard smoothie recipes are great, I’ve been experimenting with new flavor combinations. Some taste decadent but are filled with healthy vitamins, protein, and fiber.

Smoothies are easy to make in a blender at home, which is why they’re one of my favorite breakfast options, especially in summer! I love to make my smoothies with yogurt and frozen fruit, which makes them thick, creamy, and cold while adding a protein boost.

Here are some of my top smoothie recipes, but don’t be afraid to experiment. Swap out fruits, use nut butter, and add extra seasonings to make these recipes your own.

1. Breakfast Smoothie

This smoothie is my go-to breakfast on the run. Grab your ingredients, pop them in the blender, and enjoy a deliciously creamy smoothie full of essential nutrients, protein, and fiber. Adding rolled oats is a little hack to beef up the nutritional fiber content in my smoothie and feel fuller for longer.

Ingredients for a large smoothie:

  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter
  • ½ cup Greek Yogurt
  • ½ cup milk (using oat milk or almond milk will lower the calories)
  • 1 ripe frozen banana (slice a banana and freeze overnight to use in the morning.)
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • ⅓ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Add your ingredients to a blender, and mix until smooth and creamy. You can add milk to thin if you prefer a more liquid consistency. The cinnamon, pineapple, and banana make this smoothie sweet, but if you need an extra sweetener, drizzle in some maple syrup or honey.

2. Orange and Tangerine Smoothie

I love adding citrus fruits to get an extra boost of vitamin C, plus the vibrant color is a cheerful pick me up. You can blend citrus fruits with dairy products like yogurt if you blend them well. You can use oranges in this recipe or tangerines/mandarins/clementines.

Tangerines have a lovely sweet taste and are easier to peel than oranges. Add more fiber with ground flaxseeds.

Ingredients for a large smoothie:

  • 2 large peeled oranges or 4-5 peeled mandarins (or mix them up)
  • 1 ripe frozen banana
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1½ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • ½ cup ice.

Blend all your ingredients until smooth. If you prefer a sweeter taste, add some honey or maple syrup. I add two tablespoons of almond butter when I want some extra protein. The almond and citrus are an excellent taste combination.

3. Spicy Pineapple and Ginger Smoothie

Pineapple goes so well with spices like ginger and turmeric. You might worry that the spicy flavors of ginger and turmeric will be too intense. Don’t worry; the pineapple and banana smooth these out, leaving you with a zingy, fresh smoothie.

Ingredients for a large smoothie:

  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup milk (I love using coconut milk in this recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • Pinch of black pepper

If you don’t have fresh ginger available, substitute with a 1/3 teaspoon of ground ginger. Blend ingredients and enjoy cold!

4. Coco Colada Smoothie

This recipe is one I save for when I’m feeling decadent! It combines the deliciousness of a pina colada mocktail with a smoothie’s health benefits.

Ingredients for a large smoothie:

  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup coconut cream
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • Dash of lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

You can thin out the smoothie with extra coconut milk or pineapple juice. Whizz all the ingredients in the blender, pour, and top with a slice of orange.

5. Fall Persimmon Smoothie

Here’s a fantastic way to use fall and winter fruits like persimmons. Their rich, slightly tart flavors go well with warming spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Frozen banana and Greek yogurt give this smoothie its thickness.

Ingredients for a large smoothie:

  • 3 ripe persimmons
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger or ½ teaspoon ground
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of salt

6. Coffee Banana Smoothie

You might have done a double-take, but sometimes I need that caffeine bit in my morning smoothie. I use chilled brewed coffee, which pairs well with yogurt and banana.

Ingredients for a large smoothie:

  • 1 cup chilled brewed coffee
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of grated nutmeg
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey

This smoothie takes only a little time to make. Whenever I have a glut of ripe bananas, I slice and freeze them on backing sheets. Once frozen, I pop them in a freezer bag for smoothies.

7. Mango Smoothie

My local shop has started stocking frozen mango, so this has become one of my top quick-to-make morning smoothies.

Ingredients for a large smoothie:

  • 1 cup frozen mango pieces
  • 1 ripe banana
  • Dash of lime juice
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ – ¾ cup milk

Blend the ingredients until creamy. If you need more liquid, add a touch more milk.

8. Honeydew Melon Smoothie

This refreshing smoothie recipe uses fresh honeydew melon and frozen pineapple to blend this light, tasty drink. This Honeydew Melon Smoothie comes out thin rather than thick, but if you freeze the melon beforehand, you’ll get a creamier, thicker texture.

9. Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

Frozen strawberries are easy to source, and strawberries and yogurt are a time-tested combination. This delicious Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie is simple to make and only needs three ingredients.

10. Mango Mint Smoothie

Pair the sweetness of frozen mangos with fresh mint and vegan yogurt for a tasty morning smoothie. If you’re not vegan, regular Greek yogurt will be suitable as a substitute in this Mango Mint Smoothie.

11. Creamy Peach Smoothie

Frozen peaches are the star of this smoothie. Together with frozen bananas and Greek yogurt, they make this Creamy Peach Smoothie thick and delicious. Honey, cinnamon, and vanilla add warm sweet notes to this tasty smoothie snack.

Are Frozen Fruit And Yogurt Smoothies Healthy?

Making a smoothie from fruit rather than juicing them is healthy as you keep the fiber, which makes you feel fuller for longer. Using frozen fruits to make a blended drink will increase your consumption of healthy fruits full of vitamins and nutrients.

By adding Greek yogurt to your smoothie, you increase your protein intake, which helps you feel satiated and to repair muscle.

Greek yogurt has more fat than other thinner yogurt like natural yogurt so you can swap it for a more healthy variety – try to avoid sugary sweetened yogurt. See our tips on adding yogurt to your smoothies.

How to Make Frozen Fruit and Yogurt Smoothies Healthier

Some quick ways to increase the health benefits of your smoothie:

  • Add in fiber like flax seeds, chia seeds, or rolled oats
  • Use unsweetened plant milk like almond milk to get a protein boost without extra calories
  • Add frozen berries for a boost of vitamins and antioxidants
  • Avoid using fruit juice, as this adds too much sugar
  • Add a grated carrot for extra fiber and nutrients
  • Add a tablespoon of cold, cooked red lentils for extra protein and fiber
  • Add a teaspoon of powdered collagen to help with healthy bones, muscles, teeth, and skin.


Frozen fruit and thick protein-rich Greek yogurt make an excellent base for a healthy smoothie – I hope you’ve found a useful recipe! Combine frozen fruits with banana for extra creaminess, and add flax or chia seeds for fiber.

You can improve your smoothies by sneaking in extra nutrients like rolled oats, cooked red lentils, and frozen cauliflower—experiment with adding spices to your frozen fruit and yogurt smoothies for delicious new tastes.

Cat Hellisen

Cat is a writer with a wealth of experience in food, cooking and fitness. They have written several books and love long walks on the beach with their dog. About Cat.

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