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


I make a similar smoothie but use whatever fruit I have on hand, and always a banana. I never add sweetener but sometimes use milk if I have no yogurt. I think the whey protein is a great idea.


Splenda is a NASTY chemical that should not be included in ANY diet. I am disappointed that Eating Well is publishing recipes that call for it. There are so many other better options out there. Enjoy the sweetness of your berries and juice...without adding more.

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SillySuziSunshine wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

If you'd look at the top of the recipe and see when it was published you wouldn't be so disappointed! In 2004 there wasn't as many options as there are now.... also note that the recipe was published for people with diabetes so most natural sweetners at that time were out.

But I agree this recipe doesn't need any sugar or artificial sweetner, it is good with just the berries and juice!


I love this smoothie! I did not add any sugar or sweetner and I thought it was plenty sweet. To make sure I didn't go over on the serving size I poured my smoothie equally into 3 seperate glasses and covered 2 for tomorrow and the next day. I hope they taste just as good!


This is a 2 serving smoothie. I make versions of this for breakfast rotating between blueberries and strawberries, orange juice and plain low fat soymilk and yoghurt and tofu. I prefer yoghurt and soy milk over orange juice and tofu. I top it off with a tablespoon of sliced almonds


Nice, but I don't see the point of adding sugar/sweetener.
I make my own smoothie for breakfast, with 1 ripe banana, 1 bifidus yogurt, 2 tbs oatmeal, a splash of 2% milk and some cinnamon.


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