Healthy Vanilla Bean Milkshake with Yogurt and Ice Cream-Like Frozen Bananas

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We're swapping milk for Greek yogurt and ice cream for frozen banana in this uber-creamy healthy recipe!

milkshake with yogurt and ice cream-like frozen banana

If you love creamy vanilla milkshakes, then this healthy vanilla bean milkshake with yogurt and ice cream-like frozen bananas is perfect for you! Greek yogurt is blended with creamy frozen bananas, delicious coconut milk, protein powder, and a touch of real vanilla extract for a dreamy and protein-packed shake.

The Perfect Breakfast Shake or Sweet Treat

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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 milkshake with yogurt will beat out the others with its nutritional benefits.

So Healthy it’s Deceiving

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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 a great source of calcium, which helps maintain healthy bones. Try placing your Greek yogurt in the freezer for an even creamier shake!

Bananas – 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 ice cream-like 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 vitamins 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 is 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

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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 and texture 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!

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Healthy Vanilla Bean Milkshake with Yogurt Recipe

This protein-packed "milkshake" is the perfect low-fat substitute for a creamy classic!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 2 people
Serving Size 1.33 cups (approximately)
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Snack
Cuisine Universal


  • 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

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1.33cups (approximately) | Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 1mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 10
Keywords High Protein, Quick and Easy

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Kelsey Butler, MS, RDN

Kelsey Butler is a Registered Dietitian and recipe developer. From a young age, Kelsey found a love for creating delicious recipes. Now, with a Master's in Nutritional Sciences, Kelsey uses her culinary skills to create healthy and unique recipes for many different diets. She is passionate about creating a healthy relationship with all foods and recipes that everyone can enjoy. Kelsey has a passion for cooking, but she also enjoys the outdoors, staying active, and traveling. She is currently living with her partner in New Zealand.

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  1. Is there something else I could use instead of the frozen banana???? Bananas make me violently ill!! I am so desperate for a healthy shake!! This looked awesome but cannot have it.

  2. What brand of light coconut milk do you use? Do you buy it in the refrigerated section or in the can? What brand of protein powder do you use? What brand of yogurt do you use? I was thinking of using Oikos Triple Zero Vanilla because it is only 1 Personal Point for Weight Watchers. I am trying to keep this shake very tasty but no more than 3 Personal Points.

    1. Donna, The ingredients you mentioned are fine. We used Vega protein powder, canned Native Forest lite coconut milk, and Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt.

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