Wake-Up Smoothie

Wake-Up Smoothie

64 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, Summer 2004

With a stash of berries in your freezer, you can jump-start your day with this nutritious, tasty smoothie in just minutes. It provides vitamin C, fiber, potassium and soy protein.

Ingredients 3 servings

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  • 1¼ cups orange juice, preferably calcium-fortified
  • 1 banana
  • 1¼ cups frozen berries, such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and/or strawberries
  • ½ cup low-fat silken tofu, or low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, or Splenda Granular (optional)


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  1. Combine orange juice, banana, berries, tofu (or yogurt) and sugar (or Splenda), if using, in a blender; cover and blend until creamy. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 139 calories; 2 g fat(0 g sat); 4 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 50 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 17 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 264 IU vitamin A; 66 mg vitamin C; 25 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 19 mg sodium; 421 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (110% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 fruit, ½ low-fat milk

Reviews 64

January 09, 2019
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By: ahmafor3
Very good smoothie to start the day with. I used frozen strawberries that I let thaw a biit, yogurt instead of tofu and about half the sugar. Added everything to my VitaMix and gave it a whirl. Great tasting and like that it is such a versatile recipe. Made and reviewed for the Alphabet Recipe Tag Game.
July 21, 2017
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By: Erica Wiley
Absolute favorite smoothie! I use activia light vanella (probitic yogirt) with no type of sugar added and 50/50 orange juice my kids love my husband loves I love!
June 21, 2017
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By: Joshua hall
Such a great recipe! I loved it just the way it is, though have tweaked a bit here and there occasionally. First, I never use sugar of any sort in almost any recipes. I raise bees and only use fresh, organic honey in recipes. Also, depending on my energy level that morning, I may add a bit of kale or spinach for a bit more energy. Also, the only reason that this recipe doesn't have 5 stars, respectively, is because there are two or three reviews who gave it a 1 star rating for the worst reasons: Case #1: "Breakfast smoothie is not good for diabetics too many carbs and sugar in Orange juice and berries." - if you are a HEALTHY diabetic and take care of what you put into your body, then you know what you can and cannot eat. There are hundreds of thousand of diabetes-friendly recipes on the internet that you can try. If you come across one that doesn't work...and DOES NOT CLAIM TO BE DIABETES-FRIENDLY, then just pass on it to another recipe. Don't go off on a tyrant of how unhealthy it is for someone with diabetes. Case #2: " Don't use Soy or Splenda Soy is GMO, very dangerous to your health, as is Splenda, which is a neurotoxin. Better to use one date, honey or Stevia as a sweetener. Omit soy; use banana, or chia seeds as thickener. Pros: Soy & Soy products are detrimental to health. Spenda is aneurotoxin Cons: Berries are healthy"  Though I agree with you on the soy and the splenda, there is no need to be a jerk about the fact that they added it on the recipe. But the ki
September 25, 2016
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By: Shirley Ann Bishop
It's great but I don't agree with the calories. Berries are at least 100 and so is banana.
December 01, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Breakfast smoothie is not good for diabetics too many carbs and sugar in Orange juice and berries.
June 08, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Great for kids It was very delicious! For a healthier option, I didn't use the sugar. My child thought it was tart and needed sugar, but she drank it anyway. I thought it was wonderful, but don't recommend Splenda:) add some honey maybe instead.. Pros: Good taste Cons: Needs something
August 15, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
My New Morning Routine I blend this recipe up every morning in lieu of coffee (and it's a lot faster than waiting for a pot to brew). It keeps my appetite satisfied until lunch, keeps my mind awake and alert until well after lunch-- I'd suggest adding some kale & spinach to bring down the tartness of the berries and add some extra nutrients! I also omit the sugar! Pros: filling, sweet, energy, easy, quick, cheap
July 30, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Tasty but missing something I doubled the recipe & used only strawberries. I forgot to freeze the fresh strawberries last night so I added some ice. Instead of sugar I used honey. I thought the smoothie was good but one of the children said it was missing something & another said it could use some sugar (that one has a sweet tooth!) I brought out their packages of Emergen-C that I normally put in their smoothies & after adding that they had no complaints! Added my ZipFizz for extra energy & vitamins to mine & called it a meal! Perfect! Cons: A tad bitter
June 12, 2013
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By: shandeadman
Delicious! I made this the night before work for my partner and I. I doubled the ingredients and got 2x 500mL cups and 1x 300mL. I had the 300mL this morning and feel satisfied and awake. It is a great way to start the day! I will be making again! Instead of tofu I put in Symbio yoghurt and I left out the sugar Pros: Taste, Very filling, Great start to the day
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