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


Breakfast smoothie is not good for diabetics too many carbs and sugar in Orange juice and berries.

Comments (2)


Anonymous wrote 40 weeks 5 days ago

thanks for that thought re

thanks for that thought re diabetics. Important info.

Anonymous wrote 42 weeks 4 days ago

Berries are actually okay for

Berries are actually okay for Diabetics as long as you don't go over board with it. Yes they do have sugar and carbs but berries are on the lower end of carb containing than other fruits. And bananas, as long as they are green you can consume them.

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..

Good taste
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!

filling, sweet, energy, easy, quick, cheap
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!


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

Taste, Very filling, Great start to the day

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