The Quickest Way to a Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

The healthy breakfast smoothie shortcut. Complete with simple recipe.

I know talking about smoothies right now, since it is currently so autumn, is a bit like talking about all-day beef stew in the smouldering heat of summer.

Faux pas.

But let’s be real here.

For some of us, namely the us in the Southern US, it’s still reaching the high 80’s every day.

And yes, it’s time for me to dig deep into my bag of Jedi mind tricks to convince myself (by way of cranking my AC down) that it is fall and there are crunchy red, yellow, and orange leaves out there somewhere, drifting to the ground from a molting maple tree.

We’re approaching October, so apple and pumpkin recipes are on my to-do list (actually, round one is on a cooling rack as we speak. . .), and the food blogging world has me feeling like the slow kid in seventh grade fitness tests – flailing to keep up and to just not come in dead last.

Some people started posting pumpkin recipes in



I can’t say I’m totally horrified.

I love the fall – the real fall with cool mornings and cozy afternoons, turning foliage and smoky bonfires, the smell of winter as it threatens to snow on Halloween, and of course the food. . . .

So yes, I too will be posting recipes with aforementioned autumn fruits.

Until then, to meit’s still September.

(Well, if we’re being technical here, it actually IS September. . . .) 

We’re still doing the school morning shuffle.

Some folks out there are only into week three of the school year.

We’re still taking efforts to make healthy morning food easy and convenient.

Therefore, this:

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quickest breakfast smoothies lids

A big batch of berry smoothie on Sunday =  lots of pre-made little berry smoothies for the week ahead.

We’re freezing them in 5 ounce disposable cups, with parchment paper “lids” crafted by little pre-school fingers. Trace the top of the cup, snip with scissors, and leave a little tab.

All it takes on a Thursday morning to prep a smoothie then, is a quick 30 second stint in the microwave to loosen up the fruit.Quick Healthy Breakfast Smoothie, shortcut

Thirty seconds, no mess, and you’re ready to slurp (or spoon) your smoothie.

Recipes for smoothies are a little silly, aren’t they?

I’ll add one below just in case this is your first rodeo with the blended berry bevvy.

Our combo however,  is really a toss-it-all-in-and-whir-it-till-it-looks-good strategy.

Oh – and totally off-topic.

This happened when I went to review my smoothie shoot:


Why are people always posting photos of their feet?

These my friends, are my feet.

That’s what they look like pretty much every day.

Unless I’m wearing other shoes. . . .

Or my toes are painted another color. . . .

Under those circumstances, I’d have to post more pictures of my feet to show you those things.

Heeeeeeeeeeeey. . . . I think we might be on to something here. . . .

PS – Like the carpet?

We’re totally into shag around here. . . .


Let’s make some smoothies.

Healthy Breakfast Smoothies

Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • Handful of frozen blueberries
  • handful of frozen strawberries
  • handful of frozen raspberries
  • 1 (7 ounce) flavored yogurt (vanilla or berry flavors work well)
  • 100% juice (grape, apple, and berry flavors work best, and we use V8 Fusion for the added veggies)
  • Add ins:
  • If you're feeling a little wacky, get a little crazy and add in some dry milk powder, wheat germ or flax seed. Just a little - too much ruins the whole thing! 😉


Add yogurt to the pitcher of a blender. Drop in fruit. Add enough juice to cover about half the fruit. Blend on "crush" until your smoothie is. . . smooth.

Enjoy immediately, or divide, or cover with parchment paper lids and freeze for later.

To enjoy a smoothie from the freezer, microwave with lid on, for 30 seconds. Remove lid and stir.


Sara| Home is Where The Cookies Are


5 thoughts on “The Quickest Way to a Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

  1. This is pretty brilliant! Love the little paper lids.

    Also, cute sandals!

    Also, I too am way behind all the pumpkin and apple bloggers… I wasn’t ready till this week. The crisp, darker mornings just got here! Now we’re talkin’.

  2. How cute are these mini smoothies?! The lids are really the crowning touch–genius and so adorable.

    My 18-month old son is a huge smoothie fan. He’s always liked drinking them, but now he’s discovered the joys of making them too. So we have to (slooooowly) do it together, adding one piece of fruit at a time and usually spilling at least 3 things. It’s cute, though, and I can’t really complain about having a kid who likes being in the kitchen, right? 🙂

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