We've all heard about the Greek yogurt fad, and rightly so. It has double the number of proteins as compared to the regular yogurt, low in fat, and keeps your waistline in check. Devouring it plain or with fruits and granola makes it a filling and nutritious option any time of the day. Using Greek yogurt to make smoothies is especially wholesome for these reasons.

1. Easier To Digest; Good For The Gut

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Greek yogurt contains more healthy bacteria known as probiotics that keep your gut hale and hearty. When yogurt is strained multiple times, the whey is separated and most of lactose also gets removed. What's left is Greek yogurt. Using Greek yogurt in smoothies is a huge advantage for those who are lactose intolerant because it's easier to digest. 

2. Richer, creamier, thicker smoothies

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Greek yogurt is a creamier version of the regular yogurt, thus, using it to make smoothies results in better consistency and texture. Plus, you get your due protein intake. Here are 7 ways to make your smoothie thicker and creamier than ever. 

3. Quick Pick-Me-Up

Shubhangi Kashyap

Packed with vitamin B12, that energizes your brain and promotes healthy brain function, Greek yogurt smoothies are the much-needed breakfast pick-me-up we all need. Greek yogurt also contains potassium, calcium, and iodine that are essential for our body. These blueberry and Greek yogurt cookies also act as a quick go-to meal. 

Apart from keeping your gut happy, digestive system functional, and weight management, Greek yogurt tastes creamy and yummy. There are a ton of smoothies and other recipes that can be made using Greek yogurt. Here are two Greek yogurt recipes you can try. This superfood should definitely be incorporated more into our diets.