breakfast smoothies?!

I am in desperate need of healthy breakfast recipes. My acupuncturist is nagging me to eat breakfast more. UGH! lol. I'm thinking smoothies are something quick and filling that I can eat on the go?! TY!

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 9:31 am
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jamichael
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i usually do a half cup each of frozen raspberries, blueberries and strawberries, half a banana, 3 oz of plain nonfat greek yogurt, a tbsp of ground flaxseed for some extra fiber and about a half cup of V8 splash

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 10:59 am
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I just made one the other day similar to jamichael - i bought a ton of strawberries and blueberries at the farmer's market a few weeks ago and froze them in baggies.  I threw a bunch of each in a blender, added non fat milk, and a small carton of light non-fat blueberry yogurt and let it whirl!  DH suggested I add a little of his protein powder next time.  Super yummy and filling!

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 11:43 am
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these sound great!

Posted on July 4, 2010 at 7:16 am
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I have a fruit smoothie after every run! 3/4 cup frozen berries, 1 cup skim milk, 1/2 plain yogurt, 1/2 banana, 1 tsp honey. I'm too thinking of adding some protein to it next time.

Posted on July 4, 2010 at 7:38 am
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I go through phases where I have smoothies every day and then I won't have them for months! My favorite is :


1/2 cup vanilla light yogurt


4 crushed ice cubes


1/2 banana


1/2 cup Frozen (thawed) sliced strawberries, sugar free (these are in the freezer section in small tubs, usually just mixed with some nutrasweet or Splenda)


1 tsp protein powder


1 TBS peanut butter (optional)


Blend together - yummy!

Posted on July 5, 2010 at 6:40 am
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soo many options!! I actually bought protein powder for them, boy is it expensive!

Posted on July 5, 2010 at 2:55 pm
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my fave is a banana with skim milk and ice and half a splenda and a protein powder scoop. yum!

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 4:49 am
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are you still eating splenda mare??

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 6:52 am
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ah! actually splenda was pre-preggo. now if i must sweeten things i'll use sugar but thats only if i must.

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 7:02 am
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i thought splenda was okay during pregnancy...just the sweeteners with aspartame weren't.  am i wrong?  yikes.....if we get pregnant soon, what the heck are we gonna do with our costco box of splenda?? :)

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 9:34 am
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i thought all artificial sweeteners should be avoided....hmmm....i don't think i'd risk it....i stopped using it in my coffee because it wasn making my eyes blurry....

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 10:33 am
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I googled it and found this on www.americanpregnancy.org


Sucralose: (Splenda) This is non-caloric sweetener that is made from sugar. Sucralose has been approved for use in baked goods, baking mixes, non-alcoholic beverages, chewing gum, coffee and tea products, confections and frostings, fats and oils, frozen dairy desserts and mixes, fruit juices, sugar substitutes, sweet sauces, toppings and syrups. It can also be used as “table-top sweetener.” Sucralose has no effect on blood sugar, offers no calories, and is deemed safe during pregnancy and lactation. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), sucralose is safe for everyone to consume, including pregnant women.


The only one that it says isn't good for pregnant women is Saccharin (Sweet n Low)...it even says Aspartame is okay, per the FDA, in moderate amounts.  I only put one packet of Splenda in my coffee each morning...wonder if that would be too much.  Although, I think I'd stop drinking coffee once pregnant anyway...

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 11:06 am
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well according to what to expect, splenda seems to be their choice IF you MUST use artificial sweetner. but it hasnt been studied well enough to be considered absolutlely safe. so i decided to not use it. if i must sweeten stuff i use real sugar and even then not too much. just a bit. but i hardly need it anyway so its ok i think.

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 2:42 pm
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Green Monsters are awesome breakfast shakes: http://greenmonstermovement.com/


My favorite is spinach, a banana, frozen mangoes, and almond milk, and I add some flaxseed meal for more fiber.

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 7:17 pm
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Rae-those sound really interesting!! maybe I can sneak some veggies past DH!!

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 1:07 pm
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Rae-those sound really interesting!! maybe I can sneak some veggies past DH!!

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 1:07 pm
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I've done the green monster! I just do the basic one with spinach, banana, milk and use the blueberry flaxseed from TJ.

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 1:30 pm
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Thanks for posting this! I just got a bunch of fresh fruit and yogurt and made one for a snack. I did, fresh strawberries, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup light vanilla yogurt, a couple ice cubes and a squirt of honey. Yum!


Great way to get my fruits in for the day too!

Posted on July 18, 2010 at 10:32 am

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