Falling in between a lighter milkshake and a decadent smoothie, this sweet treat only requires 4 ingredients and makes for such a satisfying snack on a hot summer day! It’s thick and creamy while frozen and icy at the same time, all while packing a nutritional punch with lots of vitamins, protein, and fiber. (For additional creaminess, feel free to substitute a higher fat greek yogurt if that’s your preference!)
This 4 ingredient smoothie is one of my go-tos for that post-workout time of day! I love how filling, creamy, and satisfying it is, all while packing a big nutrition punch! I’ve tried lots of variations including using different yogurt varieties as well as adding in extra Sunbutter when I’m looking for something more filling, so do a taste test and adjust the ratios to your preferences!
2 Cups Frozen Strawberries
3/4 – 1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt (nonfat or full fat both work)
1/2 Cup Apple Juice
2 Tablespoons Sunbutter (or more if you want more of the “nut butter” taste!)
Blend half of the frozen strawberries, the yogurt, and the apple juice in a blender
Once blended, add in the Sunbutter and second half of the strawberries and blend again
This 4-ingredient snack couldn’t be easier to make! Keeping a stash of a variety of frozen fruit in the freezer is so helpful when creating smoothies on a whim. I love combining handfuls of it with some sunflower seed butter and water which beautifully blends into a sweet, creamy, and refreshing snack that just so happens to be vegan and gluten free!
This is a snack-size portion, but if you were looking for more of a meal you could easily double the measurements. I love drinking this as a side with a sandwich at lunch, or as a mid-afternoon bite. It’s one of my favorite ways to add a couple extra servings of fruit into my day!
1 Large Frozen Banana (sliced before freezing to ease blending)
This high protein smoothie is nearly a milkshake it’s so thick and creamy, but that’s my preference when it’s functioning as a meal! It’s perfect as a filling breakfast, post-workout recovery fuel, or a mid-afternoon snack. If you’ve ever loved the addition of peanut butter in your smoothies, this offers a very similar flavor profile in the way that it compliments the fruit and the yogurt. The added bonuses are that it makes it more allergy friendly as well as nutritionally diverse if you’re looking to mix up your ingredients!
If you love the thick and creamy consistency of overnight oats then this will be right up your alley! It’s high in protein yet honestly tastes like eating dessert for breakfast. You only need four main ingredients and it’s oh so quick and easy!
One Pan Oatmeal is going viral! Here’s my take on them. The best part about this breakfast is that you simply mix everything up in one pan which means there’s virtually no clean up and the leftovers can be easily stored in the refrigerator and reheated. They’re also completely customizable! You can use whatever type of milk you like, and you can add in or substitute your favorite ingredients. If you want to go a different flavor route (coconut/chocolate/peanut butter), or want different fruits on top, you can make them however you like! I’ve seen so many amazing creators share their versions of these oats, including Feel Good Foodie, Smart Gusto, and Corinne Meyer!
I don’t know about you, but I like my smoothies to be super thick to the point that they’re basically ice cream! Truly a milkshake consistency, this smoothie is high in protein and fiber, super filling as a post workout meal, and an all-around tasty way to get some more fruit into your day!
2 Servings Frozen Strawberries
1 Serving Plain Greek Yogurt (I use nonfat)
1/2 Cup Oat Milk
3 Servings Powdered Peanut Butter – Around 6 Tablespoons Dry (I use Betty Lou’s Inc.)
Blend in your blender of choice! For the best consistency, first blend the banana, half of the frozen strawberries, the yogurt, and the oat milk. Second, blend in your powdered peanut butter. Finally, blend in the other half of the frozen strawberries.