Strawberry-Vanilla Smoothie

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What is one thing you eat every single day?  For me it’s cottage cheese and for Mike it’s yogurt (ironically, I’m also a big yogurt eater but he won’t touch cottage cheese with a 10 foot pole).  That’s ok, I use the fact that he likes yogurt to my advantage.  Namely, to get more fruits and veggies into him whenever I can.


Smoothies are a great way to do it; along with yogurt, you can add just about any fruit you like, and veggies work well too.  (If you’re not sure you’d like a smoothie with veggies, start with avocado; it adds a deliciously creamy texture – like banana – and the flavor isn’t overpowering.  Actually, if you add unsweetened cocoa powder along with stevia to make it a chocolate smoothie, the flavor of avocado is pretty well masked; read:  Mike-friendly.)  I call them milkshakes and my hubby is none the wiser, lol.

This yogurt is delicious on its own or added to a smoothie.

This Strawberry-Vanilla Smoothie is his favorite; he feels like he’s getting a treat and I feel like I’m feeding him well…a complete win-win, really.  To make it a meal on the go, I like to add a scoop of vanilla or unflavored protein powder to the mix. 

Flavor Variations:  Feel free to sub out the strawberries for any frozen fruit you like (such as blueberries or peaches).  You can also switch the yogurt flavor to match the fruit.

Strawberry-Vanilla Smoothie 

Serves 1 

1 (4 oz) cup Activia Harvest Picks strawberry yogurt

1 cup frozen strawberries

1/2 medium ripe or over-ripe banana, cut into 1-inch chunks and frozen

1/2 cup unsweetened milk (such as cow’s, almond, soy, rice, or coconut milk)

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 packet stevia (optional) 

Combine all ingredients in the jar of a blender and puree until smooth; serve. 

New Activia Harvest Picks is a deliciously fruity and silky smooth yogurt. You will enjoy a Harvest of real fruit in every silky spoonful. 

Disclosure:  I received a coupon for Activia Harvest Picks yogurt to sample for free and compensation for this post was provided by Activia via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Activia.

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  1. says

    Haahaha I can relate to Mike :) I love love LOVE yoghurt! I’m always running out of it, even though i buy it in bulk~

    This is a great and easy smoothie recipe ~ I don’t know why but i’ve never thought of putting vanilla essence into my smoothies lol but I totally should!

    I hope I can find that yoghurt in HK or Melb :)

  2. says

    Yes, definitely looks like a win-win to me!
    I try those things with Joe….and he is always skeptical in the beginning (he doesn’t like change!)…but over time, he has really inched toward better versions of “treats!”

  3. says

    I love cottage cheese too but my husband won’t eat it either unless it’s buried in lasagna! :) He does like yogurt smoothies so I think this would be a hit in our house!

  4. says

    I love yogurt smoothies! Strawberry is one of my faves. I usually don’t eat them during the winter cause they make me cold. Now I’m craving one!

  5. says

    Looks beautiful and so refreshing! Before you finished the first sentence, I was already saying “yogurt yogurt” in my head (to something I have to have everyday). Hahaha LOVE yogurt, and for some reason, don’t think I can live without it!

  6. says

    YUM! This does sound delicious. And I love your photos, how you caught the strawberry before it sunk, and how the smoothie is so full it’s over the top but not spilling. Quite remarkable!

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