Cooking,  Food,  Kitchen,  VeganMoFo

Breakfast Smoothie

photo 1For the past two years, I’ve had a smoothie each morning for breakfast. I’m not the best about eating real food before noon so a smoothie works really great for me as it’s easy to throw together before I head out for work and I drink it at my desk while checking my email in the morning. I’m very much a creature of habit and had enjoyed the same smoothie (orange juice, soy yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, a liquid vitamin blend and protein powder) for the past year or so. Recently I had to change-up the formula when Whole Soy & Co. products disappeared from all grocery store shelves when their production facility suddenly closed its doors. I’m not a fan of the almond or coconut based yogurt so I omitted the yogurt and added some new items to the mix. I’m very happy with the changes and love the new smoothie!

Here’s are the ingredients:photo 2
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup carrot juice
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup frozen raspberries
1/4 cup frozen strawberries (usually 3-5 berries depending on size)
2 TBSP Alive Max Potency liquid multi-vitamin
1 scoop NitroFusion vanilla protein powder

Put all the ingredients into your blender in the order listed and blend on high for a minute.
Yields about 18-20 oz and is less than 400 calories.

Do you have a daily breakfast routine? What’s your favorite smoothie concoction?



  • kittee

    It’s always nice to see banana free smoothies, my BFF Kim is allergic to them, so I’ll have to point her to this page for inspiration. I do smoothies a lot too. Mine are usually pretty similar, but i switch out the frozen fruit. Today was 11/2 frozen bananas, frozen raspberries and cherries, a scoop of vanilla vega sport, some multii green powder and water. Sometimes i add cacao powder or PB2 and kale or frozen spinach. I want to start making some with frozen broccoli, but I never remember when I’m out shopping.


    • Jenn

      I hate hate hate bananas in smoothies. I forgot to mention that above, so I’m always seeing things that sound good but are ruined with bananas. I haven’t tried using avocado instead. I got that 40 Days of Green Smoothies book you blogged about a while back but I never pushed myself to do it. Maybe that will be my next month-ish long thing after MoFo is over.

  • sarah/appifanie

    Holy crap that’s a huge thing of not obviously vegan protein powder – I like it! Is it yummy?

    My favorite protein powder containing smoothie is 1 cup soy milk, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1-2 bananas, 2 tbsp nutribiotic vanilla rice protein powder. I love smoothies.

    • Jenn

      Yeah, my boyfriend is a personal trainer so he buys the hugest amount of protein powder possible. It is yummy but very vanilla-y which I like but I could see others not being into. The same company also has what seems like the exact same product labeled as PlantFusion which I think is a little more obviously vegan.

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