Basic Fruit Smoothie

I have mentioned before how much I love to have a smoothie for breakfast and I have shared many recipes before. Today’s recipe is a basic formula you can follow when making a smoothie.  This recipe allows you to get creative or use whatever you may have on hand.  The formula includes juice, yogurt, and fruit.  Think of how many juices there are out there and how many yogurt flavors there are.  Now think of all the fruits available.  The flavor combinations are ENDLESS!

Now I prefer to use frozen fruit when I can.  Not only does it add flavor but it adds thickness so you don’t need added ice.  However, always feel free to use fresh fruit if you have it just be sure to add some ice to help thicken the smoothie.  For the photo, I use Trop50 Orange Juice (love that I can use this and reduce the calories), vanilla yogurt (this is my favorite flavor to use), and a combination of frozen strawberries, peaches, pineapple and mango.  This is all in a bag of frozen fruit I get from Walmart labeled mixed fruit.

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Basic Fruit Smoothie
  • 1 cup juice
  • 1½ cup yogurt
  • 1½ - 2 cups frozen fruit
  1. Place the ingredients in a blender in the order listed above.
  2. Blend until smooth. Makes 2 servings.




6 comments on “Basic Fruit Smoothie

  • What kind of blender do you use? I can never seem to get my smoothies smooth enough.

  • I am not much of a smoothie person, but this sounds good! Basic, but super versatile. Going to have to try it. Thanks.

  • Add a handful of spinach. You won’t taste it (I promise) and you’ll be getting some extra veggies in.

    Like the person above, I also add a tablespoon of flaxseed.

  • Smoothies are a favorite in our house too. We use whatever kind of yogurt we have in the fridge, a banana, juice or milk and whatever frozen fruit we have on hand. My favorite is peaches. We freeze them at the height of the season so they taste super fresh.

  • Try adding some SUPER SEEDS to your smoothie for an even healthier drink….Super Seeds are a combination of flax, chia, and hemp seeds.

  • For the most part that is our basic recipe too! Although, I use plain yogurt so there is a bit less sugar.

    Also, smoothies are a perfect way to use slightly too ripe bananas! Once they get a bit spotted and too ripe to eat, peel them, break them into pieces, toss in a container and put in the freezer. No wasted bananas! This is also a great way to bake with them too..

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