Wake Me Up, Keep Me Going Smoothie

Wake Me Up, Keep Me Going Smoothie

Need a quick breakfast that provides a ton of nutrients, energy, protein, and actually tastes good? Healthy smoothies are for you! This smoothie recipe is one of our favorites, and is sure to get you going first thing in the  morning. It satisfies your need for a pick-me-up and provides plenty of nutrition. You will feel full for hours after eating this smoothie, but it has a reasonable amount of calories and no saturated fat.

Smoothies are a great option for people focused on eating healthier. Whether you are trying to lose weight or you simply want to include more healthy foods in your diet, a smoothie allows you to accomplish your goals. Best of all, smoothies are a great way to incorporate foods into your diet that you would not usually eat. Are there vegetables you can’t stand? Some veggies are bitter, and try as they might, kids and adults just can’t choke them down. Unfortunately, this means missing out on nutrients and vitamins. Mixing these less tasty veggies into a smoothie masks the unpleasant taste and allows you to get a complete dose of nutrition with every serving.

Looking for other delicious smoothie recipes? We have a ton. Give our Piña Colada Smoothie a shot or try this Superfoods Smoothie for an extra boost of nutrition.

Wake Me Up, Keep Me Going Smoothie

Wake Me Up, Keep Me Going Smoothie

Yields: 2 | Serving size: 1 1/2 cups | Calories: 162 | Total Fat: 7 gm | Saturated Fats: 2 gm | Trans Fats: 0 gm | Cholesterol: 1 mg | Sodium: 36 mg | Carbohydrates: 22 gm | Dietary fiber: 6 gm | Sugars: 11 gm | Protein: 4 gm | SmartPoints: 6 |

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana, (peel and slice before freezing)
  • 1/2 cup frozen grapes of any color
  • 1/2 avocado (peeled and seeded)
  • 1 cup spinach, loosely packed
  • 1 cup kale, removes stem and discard, loosely packed
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups chilled green tea, unsweetened (home brewed is best)
  • ice if needed

Directions

Add all ingredients to the blender, except ice, blend until smooth. Add ice for a thicker smoothie.

Recommend organic or homegrown spinach and kale.

NOTE: All fats in this recipe are healthy fats which comes from the superfood avocado. The list of carotenoids found in avocado include well-known carotenoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and lutein, but also many lesser known carotenoids including neochrome, neoxanthin, chrysanthemaxanthin, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and violaxanthin. Also, this vegetable has anti-inflammatory benefits anti-inflammatory benefits.

For more superfood recipes check out our Skinny Ms. Superfoods cookbook.

https://skinnyms.com/wake-me-up-keep-me-going-smoothie/

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19 Comments on "Wake Me Up, Keep Me Going Smoothie"

  1. Teresa  October 23, 2012

    If you do not have chia seeds, what could you use? Also, I have never had a lot of success making smoothies that have green leafy vegetables, is it because I am running it through a food processor? Would I need a vitamix instead or could you suggest something?

    Reply
    • Skinny Ms.  October 24, 2012

      Teresa, Flax seeds will work fine. I always use a blender because I want to get 100% of the nutrients. I've never used a food processor.

      Reply
    • victoria  April 10, 2013

      this is late, but I have noticed that when I make green smoothies I have to keep the greens at the bottom and all the heavy stuff on top. I use a $24 black and decker blender and it works great. No need to spend all your money on a vitamix!

      Reply
    • Joann  October 14, 2013

      I've found if you blend the greens with a liquid first then add everything else it works better

      Reply
  2. Amanda  January 4, 2013

    Can you use strawberries instead of grapes?

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  3. sue  July 9, 2013

    I don't like tea, what else can I use?

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  4. Marianne Shaver Kleminski  July 10, 2013

    What would you use instead of banana? Allergic. Also allergic to pineapple.

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    • Skinny Ms.  July 11, 2013

      Marlianne, Yummy with fresh or frozen peaches.

      Reply
  5. kalamazoo  October 23, 2013

    the best blender to use for any smoothie is a nutribullet- you pulverize the fruits and veggies keeping the healthy skins in the drink. of course buy organic ! instead of grapes you can use peeled kiwi

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  6. chrsytal  January 14, 2015

    when I add this into my recipe builder it equals 10 points plus.How did you come up with 3?

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    • SkinnyMs  January 15, 2015

      Chrystal, Is that divided in half? The recipe makes two servings.

      Reply
  7. Dayna McCormick  January 24, 2015

    Do I need to use kale?

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs  January 26, 2015

      Dayna McCormick, You don't have to use kale. Baby spinach or regular work as fine replacements.

      Reply
  8. Anjy  February 25, 2016

    What if I froze all the ingredients to make it easier to have ready everyday? Does the taste change?

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs.  February 26, 2016

      As long as you are using a freezer-safe container or bag to prevent freezer burn, there shouldn’t be any difference in flavor.

      Reply
  9. Lauren  June 11, 2017

    Can the smoothie be made the night before and kept until the next morning? Can the second serving be saved for the next morning?

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    • Gale Compton  June 12, 2017

      Lauren,
      I’ve been told a lot of people do just that and then reblend the next morning.
      I haven’t tried it yet. Let us know how it turns out. 🙂

      Reply

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