Breakfast should be simple, yet delicious and this recipe for Chocolate Strawberry Greek Yogurt Smoothie definitely covers both! If having chocolate for breakfast is wrong, I certainly don't want to be right! This smoothie is packed with protein from greek yogurt and almond milk too, so this is a breakfast that will keep you full. Perfect for any morning breakfast and especially perfect for a festive treat on Valentine's Day, an anniversary or birthday treat.
When I was pregnant with my first, I was all about smoothies!
I think it was due to being pregnant during the summer, but I could not get enough of them.
We made them almost every morning and enjoyed every single one.
Of course, when you're having smoothies every day, you gotta switch it up in terms of flavors! The one thing that was always consistent for me though was making Greek yogurt smoothies.
Greek Yogurt Smoothie Recipe
I love how customizable greek yogurt smoothies are. You can really use any kind of fruit that you want, throw in some veggies if you'd like, use different kinds of milk, different kids of yogurt, etc.
Really, you can't make a smoothie wrong, it's just a matter of what kind of smoothie you're craving! We've made tons of Greek yogurt smoothies in our house over the last few years like blueberry, kale & fruit and strawberry and banana (a classic!).
Greek yogurt has a ton of protein in it, so it's the perfect addition to smoothies especially for anyone who's looking to increase their protein or to get protein from other sources besides meat.
I have been a Greek yogurt fan for years but when I was pregnant I realized how good it was to be eating greek yogurt so frequently!
And as any pregnant or breastfeeding mama will tell you, finding foods that keep you full for longer than 5 minutes is SO important.
Easy Valentine's Day breakfast
Aside from satiating my pregnancy cravings, there's also something else this smoothie is perfect for: Valentine's Day!
Now, I'm not usually big on celebrating Valentine's Day — it's just not our thing. But as my kids get older, I know I'll be more into celebrating holidays in fun ways with them.
That's where this Chocolate Strawberry Greek Yogurt Smoothie can come in, for an easy Valentine's Day breakfast before school.
Chocolate Strawberry Greek Yogurt Smoothie recipe
It's refined sugar free and healthy, plus who doesn't like chocolate and strawberry together?
This smoothie uses unsweetened cocoa powder, which means you can rest easy about giving it to toddlers or kiddos. It lacks the added sugar that you might get from serving something like chocolate milk.
Smoothies are the perfect excuse to get rid of fruit or yogurt that is on its way out, perfect excuse for snack time, or perfect excuse for a little Valentine's Day festiveness. I'll take any excuse for a smoothie, really, in case you didn't notice 😉
Here's what you will need to make this easy Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie recipe:
- plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt
- frozen strawberries
- unsweetened almond milk
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- maple syrup
- vanilla extract
For the Greek yogurt, any fat content will do, but a full fat yogurt will yield a thicker smoothie. You can use other kinds of yogurt if you prefer.
We like almond milk at our house, but feel free to sub in your favorite milk.
For the sweetener, you can use your favorite here too. Feel free to substitute honey, agave nectar or another sweetener in lieu of the maple syrup if you prefer.
Don't have strawberries? Substitute frozen raspberries, cherries or blueberries — all would go really well with chocolate. You can also use fresh fruit instead of frozen, but you will want to add some extra ice for temperature.
A Blender: We used to have this one and finally upgraded to a Vitamix and it was 100% worth the investment. If you use your blender often, or want to make yummy blender muffins like these Healthy No Sugar Added Strawberry Muffins, I highly recommend it!
Valentine's Day Paper Straws are cute if you're making these for a special breakfast full of love!
I also love these Adorable Valentine's Day Glass Tumblers.
Ready to make your own Chocolate Strawberry Greek Yogurt Smoothie?
And hey - if you make this recipe or you're thinking about making this recipe, please leave a comment and rating below to let me know how it goes!
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 ½ cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup to 1 cup of ice
- ⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk (or your favorite milk)
- 4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup, to taste
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Blend all ingredients in a blender.
- Taste for sweetness, add more maple syrup if desired.
Use more or less ice depending on how thick or thin you prefer your smoothies.
If the smoothie is too thin, you can add more yogurt or more ice. If the smoothie is too thick, add more milk.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 12 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 4gSugar: 16gProtein: 13g