Wake-Up Smoothie

Summer 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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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.

"This smoothie is quite tasty. I didn't add any sugar but did add a bit of toasted wheat germ. Sweetness was perfect for my taste, but the kids thought it was a bit tart. Either way we all loved it and have made a few times.q "
Wake-Up Smoothie

66 Reviews for Wake-Up Smoothie


Been making a variation of this for myself each morning for many years. I use plain, low fat, probiotic yogurt, no sugar or sweetener and lots of frozen fruit. I have even frozen banana chunks so I never run out of them. Sometimes I will add flax seed. Has to be cold! My granddaughter loves making her own.

Very refreshing, tasty, healthy
Good smoothie!

I didn't have orange juice at the time but I had the frozen stuff (I can't remember what its called exactly, but it comes in a little can like thing and is frozen) and I added that instead. It tasted great! Instead of adding plain yogurt (I know this wasn't the healthiest idea) I added some raspberry yogurt and that made it sweeter and I liked the taste. My little sister really liked it as well.

healthy, tasty, quick
Not Diabetic friendly

How is added sugar good for diabetes... and orange juice that is full of sugar, plus berries have a natural sugar in them. I substituted orange juice for cooled green tea added no extra sugar as berries were sweet enough... next time I'll add some plain greek yoghurt to try something different...

Comments (1)


heather_474 wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

I recently started watching

I recently started watching the sugar in foods since my levels are way too high. I know bananas have 14 g of sugar so I was surprised to see the listing for the sugar at 0 g when combined. I did notice it said "no added sugar" but if I did not already know sugar content that is very misleading to a newbie. Thanks for seeing that as well.


I used Tropicana 50% less sugar & calories orange juice with some pulp, and greek plain yougurt. It was very tasty. My husband thought it was very good, he says it woke him up and made him feel better.

Not quite balanced

To be a complete breakfast, I added vegetable protein powder, ground flax seed, used a full cup of low fat soy milk and only one cup of orange juice. One needs at least 10 grams of protein at a meal to be complete, not 3. The actual fruit (the orange) would add more fiber than the juice alone. And, 33 carbs is higher than the recommended 30 per meal.

Tastes good, fruit servings

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