The Best Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

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Your smoothie search is finally over! Greek yogurt and frozen orange juice to make it the best strawberry smoothie recipe EVER.

I never used to be a big fan of smoothies. They were either too bland, too runny, or too full of unusual ingredients that I’d almost never choose to make them. Plus, the fruit always ended up in chunks, rather than nicely pureed like my 7 year old blender promised.

Then we received a Ninja for Christmas {seriously, I will never go back to another brand again!}, and the next logical step was to try a smoothie recipe to see how well this new fangled machine worked. But I was concerned we would run into the exact same snags that made me dislike smoothies in the first place.

While browsing Pinterest, I found this easy-looking recipe from Cabot, and knew I had to at least give it a try. We tweaked the ingredients slightly according to our tastes, and oh my goodness–this smoothie is the sweetest, creamiest, and yummiest concoction in a cup ever.

We make these at least 3 times a week now, and use them to supplement a lunch or dinner meal. They are so filling and SO good! And since I’m getting a nice serving of fruit, at least I feel like I’m making a healthy step in the right direction.

Well, kind of…

The Process

Step 1: Make sure you have all the correct ingredients from the recipe printout below. Cabot Vanilla Bean Greek Yogurt is what will make this recipe pop. It’s a bit more expensive than other brands, but I honestly think this is one of the items that makes this particular smoothie stand out from all the rest!

The Best Strawberry Smoothie Recipe | Creative Savings

Step 2: Combine all ingredients {strawberries, yogurt, milk, sugar, and OJ concentrate} in a blender.

The Best Strawberry Smoothie Recipe | Creative Savings

Step 3: Blend until smooth.

The Best Strawberry Smoothie Recipe | Creative Savings

Step 4: Pour into glasses, and enjoy!

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The Best Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Your smoothie search is finally over! This unique recipe uses Greek yogurt and frozen orange juice to make it the best strawberry smoothie recipe EVER. Perfect as a Summer treat on a hot day!


  • 1 cup Cabot Vanilla Bean Greek Yogurt
  • 2 1/2 heaping cups frozen whole strawberries
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate, not thawed
  • 4 tsp brown sugar (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.


Recipe adapted from Cabot

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: strawberry smoothie, breakfast smoothie

Total Cost: $1.84/serving

As strawberries come into season, we love to buy flats of produce to take advantage of low prices, then freeze our own to make these smoothies. If you want do the same, just be sure to flash freeze the berries before packing them away so they don’t stick together. You could also be daring and experiment with different brands of Greek Yogurt if you wanted to knock the cost down even more.

Either way, definitely put this recipe on your meal schedule for the Summer. I promise you and your whole family will really enjoy this creamy treat on a hot day, and if you try it, be sure to let me know in the comments if you think this is the best strawberry smoothie recipe ever!

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  1. I love it!! Finally a smoothie recipe without banana( I don’t care for the taste or texture they add) I made this using Kefir(I picked strawberry flavored, but vanilla or plain would be good as well) instead of the vanilla yogurt, coconut milk instead of dairy milk & I only used 1/4 cup since the kefir is thinner than the greek yogurt. and left out the brown sugar. It was really good. using the kefir will give you a better dose of probiotics. Thanks for sharing the basic recipe.

    1. I feel the same exact way about bananas in smoothies! I will have to try the kefir option….I’ve been wanting to experiment with it, but haven’t had the time to try and figure it out yet!

  2. Smoothies are a great way to start the day! I love them. I would tweak that recipe a bit to cut down on added sugar and possibly cost as well. Instead of a small cup of flavored, sweetened yogurt, buy a large container of plain, unsweetened greek yogurt. The cost per serving goes way down when you buy larger containers! Add the desired amount to the smoothie, along with a very ripe banana. Then the berries – you won’t need as many with the banana so they will last longer. If the vanilla flavor is important, use a quarter or half teaspoon of vanilla extract. I have found that the sweetness of the ripe fruit is enough that even with unsweetened yogurt you don’t need more sugar.

    Experiment with other fruits, like mango, blueberries, and pineapple. Try coconut milk with mango/pineapple – that is heavenly! Don’t use ice, as that waters the smoothie down. Use frozen fruits instead. You can even freeze bananas when they are getting too ripe so that they are ready to use for a smoothie instead of throwing them away. Peel, smash, and put in a plastic snack bag. Press out all the air and freeze.

    Fruit and yougurt smoothies are a great way to get servings of fruit, yummy breakfast or a cool and healthy summer treat.

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