Homemade Yogurt Smoothies

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Cool creamy and fruity, smoothies make an excellent snack using fresh or frozen fruits and delicious homemade yogurt. Use seasonal fruits like peaches and apples to give your smoothies sweetness. Adding a drop or two of extra strong flavor such as coconut or cherry can bring a burst of brightness to your frosty treat. This basic recipe will get you started blending your own special concoctions for healthy snacks and quick breakfasts.

Homemade Yogurt Smoothies

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Yield: 2 servings
Published: 06/25/2010

Ingredients

  • 3/4 to 1 cup homemade yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen berries
  • 1/4-1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 2 teaspoons honey, sugar or Splenda (optional)
  • 1-2 drops extra strong flavoring of your choice. (optional but very good)

Tips from our bakers

  • While you can use store bought yogurt for smoothies, homemade yogurt is sooo delicious and you get to control the fat content and flavors. Give it a try!
  • Use your imagination! Try different fruits like frozen bananas, pears, and peaches. How about almond milk for a change? Pineapple and orange juice makes a tropical treat perfectly refreshing for summer desserts. The smoothie world is waiting for YOUR invention!

Directions

Place the yogurt, berries, and the milk in a blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds. Use the smaller amount of milk if your berries are juicy, the greater amount of milk if they are not.

Add the ice cubes and blend on high for another minute. Taste the smoothie and adjust the sweetness with honey, sugar or Splenda. Add 1-2 drops extra strong flavoring. Adjust the thickness with more fruit or milk if needed, and blend for an additional 30 seconds. Pour into tall frosty glasses and enjoy.

Reviews

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  • star rating 07/17/2010
  • Jay from CA
  • I make my smoothies similar to this but always add 1/2 a banana, & a tablespoon of wheat germ. No flavorings tho. I don't think I'd recommend that as it would take away from the smoothie being all natural.
  • star rating 07/14/2010
  • Barb Green from Plymouth, Mn
  • I love my yogurt maker. I am lactose intolerant and use Lactaid milk and I also had 1 tbsp of flavoring to it for example almond and in the end add one can of cherry pie filling. It is also good frozen or mixed in smoothies. I will never be without the yogurt maker. Now with fresh raspberries smoothies are a must. Thanks again KAF.
  • star rating 07/14/2010
  • Karen from Texas
  • I was so excited to see this recipe. Nearly 34 years ago, my son had to have surgery and I went to a local health food store to get these made from their homemade yogurt. Now will all the equipment, I make them regularly at home. My son is grown and married; but he always wants one of these when he feels poorly. Thanks for bringing back such a good memory. These are FANTASTIC!! PS, the yogurt strainer is so good for making yogurt cheese.
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