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This easy fruit smoothie recipe calls for just three ingredients--yogurt, fruit juice and frozen fruit. Mix up your combinations from day to day for a healthy breakfast or snack.

EatingWell.com, Mar 2016; updated December 2022

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Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
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Are Smoothies Really Healthy for You?

Smoothies are a great way to increase your daily servings of fruits and vegetables. One of the healthiest ways to enjoy a smoothie is to make your own to ensure you're getting enough servings of fruits and vegetables. A healthy smoothie should include protein and fiber to help keep you full and provide antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. For our fruit & yogurt smoothie recipe, you can use any combination of frozen fruit, such as blueberries, raspberries, pineapple or peaches. Find out the healthiest smoothie ingredients to use and which healthy ingredients you should add to your smoothie to boost the nutrition even more.

What Is the Best Juice to Put in a Fruit Smoothie?

We recommend using 100% pure fruit juice, which is made from the juice of fruits without added sugar. At the store, read the labels and avoid juice beverages, juice cocktails and juice punch, as they typically contain only a small fraction of real juice. One option is to use 100% pure orange juice. If you're looking for a little boost of fiber, consider choosing varieties that contain pulp—they'll supply around 0.5 to 1 gram of fiber per serving. You can also use apple juice, grape juice, pomegranate juice or any of our juice recipes for a juicer or a blender.

Can You Make Smoothies with Milk or Water Instead of Yogurt?

Yes, you can, although the texture of the smoothie will be slightly thinner. We use nonfat plain yogurt for our recipe, but feel free to use milk or plant-based milk, such as plain unsweetened soymilk or almond milk. Learn more about the health benefits of milk and milk alternatives.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Puree yogurt with juice in a blender until smooth. With the motor running, add fruit through the hole in the lid and continue to puree until smooth.

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Equipment

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Nutrition Facts

2 cups
279 calories; protein 11.6g; carbohydrates 56.4g; dietary fiber 6.5g; sugars 45.7g; fat 2g; saturated fat 0.4g; cholesterol 3.7mg; vitamin a iu 121.1IU; vitamin c 8.6mg; folate 38.3mcg; calcium 394.2mg; iron 0.7mg; magnesium 52.7mg; potassium 719.3mg; sodium 148.8mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

2 fruit, 1 fat-free milk

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