Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
2 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Loaded with Protein. Prepare this and take along a handful of granola for a quick breakfast on the go. Adding the yogurt at the very end imparts a creamy texture to the smoothie.

How to Make It

Combine first 5 ingredients in a blender; process 2 minutes or until smooth. Add yogurt; process just until blended. Serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

GayleR's Review

February 08, 2013
Not my favorite smoothie. I notice that previous reviewers who rated this highly made major ingredient changes.

bavmorda's Review

April 30, 2013
It was missing "something" so I added peanut butter. Also, I think it would have tasted better with cinnamon rather than nutmeg.

carolfitz's Review

July 07, 2010
Followed recipe proportions but subbed fat free milk and fat free vanilla yogurt. Rich and smooth, very good before beginning outdoor work.

AlisonMB's Review

March 06, 2014
Sometimes you just have to use what you have available. I made it with black cherry Greek yogurt, so skipped the honey and spice, adding a bit of cocoa as another poster suggested. Everything else the same, otherwise. It was tasty - a good base recipe to build on!

MAENewOrleans's Review

January 21, 2014
Replaced a few items to make this a favorite. Substitute 1% milk for a lower fat option: fat free milk, chocolate soy or almond milk. Increase the 1/2 cup ice to 1 cup crushed ice. Replace the greek yogurt for 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter or omit both of these. Replace the nutmeg with cinnamon. Another version: 1 T honey, medium banana, 1/2 cup fat free milk, 1 cup crushed ice, 1/8 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa. That's a lot of replacements! Well, at least it got me to try it. Now I have added a smoothie to my healthy breakfast choices.

cjfquilts's Review

January 21, 2014
I use 0% Fage, add one packet of Truvia and 4 sliced strawberries. It is very good and filling.

Ashley010491's Review

January 17, 2014

LauraMcGhghy's Review

September 07, 2010
I replaced milk with lite chocolate soy milk and eliminated the honey and nutmeg for a chocolate banana smoothie. It still needed something, but was good and filling. I'll make again.

KathLee's Review

May 13, 2010
This is my fav smoothie. With a Tbs of unsweetened cocoa it's a better version of a Banana Vivanno smoothie. I think it tastes best with almond milk and w/o the honey. I make it at least three times a week.