This simple Yogurt Strawberry Smoothie is creamy and packed with protein—a healthy recipe using easy-to-find ingredients and ready in less than 15 minutes.
This Kraft Foods copycat recipe has low-fat yogurt, Cool Whip Whipped Topping, frozen strawberries, ice cubes, ginger, and nutmeg. The original recipe does not have ginger or nutmeg and has fresh strawberries instead of frozen ones.
This recipe is not only easy to make, but it is also cheap to make. The only ingredient that may be a bit expensive is strawberries. But if they are on sale, the best thing to do is to buy in bulk and freeze them.
Ingredients for the Yogurt Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
- Strawberry Low-Fat Yogurt: for a creamy texture and a deeper strawberry flavor.
- Cool Whip Whipped Topping: to keep the smoothie light, smooth and fluffy.
- Frozen Strawberries: for a fresh and fruity flavor.
- Ice Cubes: keep the smoothie cold and add some water.
- Ginger Powder: for flavor and a hint of goodness.
- Ground Nutmeg: for flavor and also a hint of goodness.
How to make Yogurt Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
This recipe is so easy to make that it only requires a blender and a few minutes to prepare the ingredients.
When making smoothies with ice cubes and frozen fruits, it is best to add the non-frozen ingredients first. So place the yogurt, whipped topping, strawberries, ice cubes, ginger powder, and ground nutmeg in the blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
The drink should be served immediately to enjoy its cool and natural sweetness.
Why add nutmeg and ginger to smoothies
Many recipes do not have nutmeg or ginger as part of the list of ingredients, and should we add them? The answer is yes unless you don’t like the taste or are allergic to any of them.
Ginger adds flavor to food and has many health benefits. Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory, improves the immune system, helps with nausea, lowers blood sugar, and has many other health benefits.
Nutmeg adds flavor to food and also has many health benefits. Nutmeg can soothe indigestion, boost skin health, detoxify the body, and has many other health benefits.
These two ingredients are excellent in baked goods and frozen drinks.
Notes and Tips
- The frozen strawberries mixed with the ice cubes will make the smoothie a bit thicker. You can opt to use fresh strawberries instead.
- Use any other fruits if you would like. Blueberries are a great option.
- Add chia seeds or ground flax seeds for a healthier smoothie.
- Storage: place in a container with a lid in the refrigerator for 24 hours or up to a week frozen in the freezer.
- You can also substitute low-fat strawberry yogurt for Greek Yogurt.
- 1 – 6 oz strawberry low-fat yogurt container
- 1 3/4 cups thawed Cool Whip Free Whipped Topping divided
- 2 cups strawberries frozen preferably
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ginger powder
- Place yogurt, whipped topping, strawberries, ice cubes, nutmeg, and ginger in the blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into 4 glasses. Top with remaining whipped topping if preferred, and serve immediately.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.
Nutrition info is automatically generated and provided as a courtesy and as an estimate only.