I've been eating this smoothie for breakfast for over 2 years and I can't stop. I use 1 banana (frozen w/o peel), 1 frozen strawberry, and a bunch of frozen blue berries (to taste). Then add the plain yogurt and OJ. After you blend stir in some flax seed. You should buy the Magic Bullet. This makes it sooo much easier to make a smoothie every day. I've had the same one the entire time so that something like 700+ smoothies and it's still going strong.
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.
66 Reviews for Wake-Up Smoothie
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!
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
Better to add agave nectar than sugar. It's straight from the plant and you need less as it's more sweet.
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.