We're swapping milk for Greek yogurt in this uber-creamy recipe!
If you love creamy vanilla milkshakes, then this healthy vanilla bean yogurt shake is perfect for you! Greek yogurt is blended with frozen bananas, delicious coconut milk, protein powder, and a touch of real vanilla extract for a creamy, dreamy, and protein-packed shake.
The Perfect Breakfast Shake or Sweet Treat
This versatile recipe is easy to make, nutritious, and if nothing else, delicious! Requiring only five minutes of prep time, it’s a wonderful option for busy mornings on the go. Of course, this shake can also fill in as a fantastic low-calorie dessert anytime your sweet cravings hit. Packed with protein, probiotics, and healthy antioxidants, this creamy and delicious vanilla yogurt shake will beat out the others with its nutritional benefits.
So Healthy it’s Deceiving
SkinnyMs. has devised a healthy “milkshake” recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth without the extra fat, sugar, or calories.
Greek Yogurt – The Greek yogurt in this recipe brings tons of healthy probiotics to the table, which are important for gut health. It packs a hefty dose of protein, too! Additionally, Greek yogurt is great source of calcium, which helps maintain healthy bones. Try placing your Greek yogurt in the freezer for an even creamier shake!
Banana – Bananas provide healthy nutrients like fiber, potassium, and antioxidants, which are great for immune health and inflammation. Make sure your bananas are frozen before adding them to the blender. This will provide you with a cold and uber-creamy beverage.
Do you make a lot of blended drinks and smoothies? If so, try to get into the habit of chopping up all kinds of fruit and freezing it so you always have some on hand.
Coconut Milk – Coconut milk is a powerhouse of healthy fats and antioxidants including vitamin C and E. Not only that, but when light coconut milk and Greek yogurt are chilled and blended, you get perfection in a glass! This cold combo makes for a healthy and creamy ice cream substitute that’s lower in calories and fat but high in protein and nutrients!
Protein Powder – The additional protein in this recipe adds more vanilla flavor and a powerful muscle booster. Heads up! There are many protein powders out there, so make sure to read the ingredients and pick one that you’re comfortable with. Check out our informational article on how to find the best protein powders.
An Easy Go-To Recipe
The one and only step to making our vanilla bean yogurt shake is to simply blend these ingredients together! You’ll have a treat that can pass for a classic vanilla milkshake in terms of delicious flavor, but will leave you with lasting energy without all of the added fat and sugar. Your brain won’t know you’re having a super healthy shake, but your body will! Keep in mind, this recipe is for two people, so use half of the ingredients if you’re only making one!
Vanilla Bean Yogurt Shake
- 1 cup low fat Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract
- 1 banana frozen
- 1 cup light coconut milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients in a blender
- Add more ice or water to reach the desired consistency
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