Thursday, July 14, 2011

High Energy Morning Shake/Smoothie

This smoothie may look similar to the Mixed Berry Smoothie I made the other day. I assure you they are not the same, nor do they taste the same.
High Energy Morning Smoothie
On Tuesday I took a 'Summer Cooler' class that was offered at the local College. Oh my! It was so fun! The instructor made five different drinks and tuille cookies. I went away with recipes for all of them plus a few more. We were also given alot of different ideas and many tips and tricks.

The smoothie I made today is adapted from her recipe. I've added more fruit and raw wheat germ and skipped the salt. I also call mine a smoothie versus a shake. In the overall scheme of things I don't think it matters. Hers was delicious and I like my version equally as well. They are so filling! I made this later this morning, so it's actually my lunch today.

This made about 24-1/2 ounces and if you are following Weight Watchers the PointsPlus per approximately 6 ounces would be 3. If this is too much for you to drink, you can save it in the fridge for maybe a day or freeze it in a container and eat it like ice cream. You could always put it in the little popsicle containers or use small dixie cups and just add a stick.

High Energy Morning Shake/Smoothie
Makes 24-1/2 ounces

1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup blueberries
3/4 cup strawberries, cut up
1 peach, cut up
1 banana, cut up
1 orange, cut up
3 Tbsp low fat plain yogurt
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp raw wheat germ (optional)

In a blender, combine all fruit and other ingredients. Mix well. Add as much or as little ice as you prefer. Pour into glass and enjoy.


Tina @flourtrader said...

This is a great breakfast item. I get up early, exercise and then have breakfast. Usually granola cereal, but I do need a change and this looks so good! Thanks for sharing.

Screaming Sardine said...

This looks really yummy. I like all the fruit it in, plus the wheat germ. I'll be trying this soon.

Tracy Screaming Sardine

Carolyn Jung said...

Not only does it look beautiful, it looks so good for you, too. I'd be happy to wake up every morning to one of those. ;)

Martha said...

Oh my! This is perfect! I think I'll add a bit of fresh kale to give it an extra kick. It would change the beautiful color though. I'm your newest follower :)

Linette said...

This sounds yummy! I have something similar most mornings, but I'm not good at measuring. I just start throwing things in the blender until it tastes right:-)

Spirit Fiber said...

I love the kale idea! I love kale! Wow that would be fantastic!

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