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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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 Recipe

65 Reviews for Wake-Up Smoothie

10/26/2009
Anonymous

I have been making a version of this also, but I use nonfat plain yogurt, a banana, frozen fruit and a splash of diet peach green tea (like Snapple or Lipton). I use a fresh banana if they are not too ripe for me (but I also freeze bananas if I have too many before they get too ripe). That way I always have them available and no longer waste them by throwing them out! I adjust the amount of liquid depending on whether I am using all frozen fruit or fresh. I don't add additional sweetner, but if I did I would probably choose Splenda. Great way to get a few servings of fruit and satisfies my sweet tooth but very low-calorie!

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10/26/2009
Anonymous

This has tons of sugar and very little protein. If you drink the entire smoothie there's almost 100 grams of carbs. Add some protein powder or pasteurized egg whites to the smoothie and it'll be a better breakfast

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SillySuziSunshine wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

Remember that this recipe was written to have 3 servings, so yes... 100 grams of carbs would a lot for 1 serving, but for 3 servings, 33 grams is not so bad..

10/25/2009
Anonymous

Better to add agave nectar than sugar. It's straight from the plant and you need less as it's more sweet.

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10/25/2009
Anonymous

I prefer using a ripe banana to sweeten instead of sugar. I also add up to 2 TB (start with 1 tsp, then go up gradually) ground flax seed.

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10/25/2009
Anonymous

Leave out the extra Sugar/Splenda...this really should not be necessary for a smoothie like this, especially with a banana already adding so much sweetness. If you want to make this smoothie that much better add a scoop of whey protein (from your local GNC or health store) instead of the yogurt. I add chocolate protein and with raspberries I have a very healthy and tasty (without adding extra sugar) start to the day.

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