Simple Strawberry Smoothie with Yogurt

This simple strawberry smoothie with yogurt is thick and creamy and low in calories and fat. You won’t believe how easy it is to make!

Simple Strawberry Smoothie with Yogurt

It’s safe to say I’m smoothie-obsessed. And recipes with big beautiful red strawberries like these are not far behind on my list of favorite foods!

It’s my post work-out refreshment. A satisfying after dinner “treat.” It could very well be a delicious breakfast…when I’m not enjoying Overnight Oatmeal.

Fresh Strawberries for Simple Strawberry Smoothie with yogurt

When the craving hits, I just gotta have one. (It reminds me of those late-night frozen yogurt runs I used to make in college during a study session. Although I’m pretty sure procrastination played a role.)

In any event, I just couldn’t keep traipsing down the street to the closest smoothie joint. It was too expensive and sucked up valuable time.

This simple strawberry smoothie with yogurt replicates, pretty closely if I do say so myself, the Strawberry Beach™ Smoothie I occasionally enjoy at Tropical Smoothie Cafe. I don’t have their secret recipe. Through trial and error and with a lot of perseverance, here’s what I learned about making this yummy treat at home:

Simple Strawberry Smoothie with Yogurt

Simple Strawberry Smoothie with Yogurt Tips and Tricks

  • Use slightly frozen fruit to give the smoothie a thicker consistency.
  • Unless you have a super-duper fancy blender, defrost the fruit just to the point that you can cut it with a knife.
  • If the smoothie isn’t the right consistency, add a little extra fruit or ice to make it thicker.
  • Taste test the smoothie before you pour it out of the blender. The formula will vary just as the size of the berries do. Add more strawberries or sweetener as needed.

Simple Strawberry Smoothie with Yogurt

This recipe is easily adaptable for a Magic Bullet or similar applicances. Follow the manufacturer’s directions. I leave out the ice for this preparation and add the appropriate amount of water instead.

CopyCat Strawberry Beach Smoothie


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Simple Strawberry Smoothie with Yogurt
This simple strawberry smoothie with yogurt is thick, creamy and low in calories. and fat. You won't believe how easy it is to make!
  • 1½ cup frozen strawberries, partially defrosted (to the point that you can just slice with a knife)
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • ½ cup non-fat plain yogurt or Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Sweetener (2 Tablespoons sugar or 4 packets of Splenda or other sweetener of choice. I use a 1 Tablespoon of a Sugar/Stevia blend)
  1. Cut strawberries into large chunks.
  2. Place ingredients in blender and cover with top.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Serve cold.
Taste test before you pour the smoothie out of the blender. Add additional berries or ice for a thicker consistency. Add additional sweetener if desired.






  1. This looks just perfect. Not much can beat the right strawberry smoothie.

  2. This smoothie recipe looks amazing! I could really go for a smoothie right now! I like putting greek yogurt in my smoothies. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I used to work at Tropical Smoothie and I have all of their recipes. Email me if you’d like the inside scoop. 🙂

    • Brook, would you mind sharing the Strawberry Beach recipe from tropical smoothie with me? I tried searching for the nutrition info, but since they no longer have it on their menu they don’t provide it on their website.

      Please and Thank you!!

  4. Hey I just wanted to ask if I use fresh strawberries what difference would be in the ingredients and their measurements? Please and thank you!

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