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 using greek yogurt in every smoothie.
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! Greek yogurt has a ton of protein in it, so it’s perfect for anyone who’s looking to increase their protein or to get protein from other sources besides meat. And as any pregnant or breastfeeding mama will tell you, finding foods that keep you full for longer than 5 minutes is SO important.
Aside from this greek yogurt filling 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.
It’s refined sugar free, 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 without the added sugar that you might get from serving something like chocolate milk.
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 them in our house over the last few years like blueberry, kale & fruit, and strawberry and banana (a classic!).
Smoothies are the perfect excuse to get rid of fruit or yogurt that is on it’s 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 😉
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, highly recommend!)
Magic Bullet Blender to make individual smoothie servings
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Grade A Maple Syrup
Valentine’s Day Paper Straws
Toddler Friendly Plastic Mason Jar Cup
Adorable Valentine’s Day Glass Tumblers
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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.
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup to 1 cup of ice, depending on how thick you prefer your smoothies
- 2/3 cup milk of choice (we use unsweetened almond milk)
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Blend all ingredients in a blender. Taste for sweetness, add more maple syrup if desired.
- If smoothie is too thin, you can add more yogurt or more ice. If smoothie is too thick, add more milk.