Saturday, October 3, 2009

Rise & Shine Breakfast Smoothie

Good morning everybody!! Rise and shine! Don't you remember your mom telling you that when you were a kid? Mine did and still does every once in a while :o) LOL!

Here's a delicious and simple smoothie to get you on a good start for the brand new day. I make this whenever there are organic strawberries available, which isn't often and LOVE it. There is just something wonderful about the combination of mangos and strawberries that I find very addicting! Right now mangos are slowly going out of season and costing more... boohoo! At the farmer's market yesterday I only saw two stands that had mangos and couldn't buy my usual 8-10 pounds worth of mangos... oh yeah... I buy a lot! Thankfully I froze several bags worth of mangos for the off season and dehydrated some to make Mango Butter (recipe coming soon!!). Now, I just need to find a consistent source for organic strawberries as they are in season pretty much year around here. I want to grow my own... someday :o)

Now, go make yourself this delicious, creamy smoothie to brighten up your day... anytime of the day!

Rise & Shine Breakfast Smoothie

  • 2 1/2 cups kefir, yogurt or buttermilk
  • 1 whole mango, fresh or frozen
  • 2 handfuls strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 or 2 frozen bananas
  • 1-3 Tbsp. raw honey
  • Spoonful of coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly ground flaxseed (optional)
  • Raw egg yolks (optional)
  • Coconut flakes

Pour your choice of cultured dairy into the blender. Add in mango, strawberries, bananas and honey(add flaxseed and/or egg yolks if desired). Give it a whirl till smooth and while it is blending... add coconut oil and let it run for a minute more. Pour into a tall, large glass and top with coconut flakes.

Sit outside in the sun and enjoy your smoothie while getting in your Vitamin D dose for the day! Have a GREAT weekend, y'all!!

Mango on Foodista Strawberry on Foodista
Kefir Milk on Foodista Egg Yolk on Foodista


  1. Haha yes, my parents ALWAYS said, "Rise and shine!" :)

    Scrumptious smoothie!

  2. a divine smoothie to start the day!

  3. Hmm...mmm...yum! I would love to try this.

  4. Yum! Love mangoes. And the combo here, especially with coconut flakes? Even more yum!

  5. Love smoothies and I love using kefir with that too. Beautiful.

  6. Yum, I love breakfast smoothies ... especially with mango!

  7. I love that the mangoes in this smoothie represent "Rise and Shine" so much great color! I often have breakfast smoothies in the morning because I find they provide a lot of energy and great nutrition to start the day.

  8. Great minds think alike, I just posted about breakfast too!!! But wow, this smoothie looks great! I will have to try it - love the kefir and eggs!

  9. Thank you gals for the Top 9 buzz! Hope you get a chance to make this... Sooo good! *sigh*

  10. I make a smoothie for my husband every morning before he goes to work, this will be a good one to try. Of course, I'll make one for myself too. :o)

  11. Loved the presentation of your recipe. It looks very healthy and tropical. I have looked at your recipe and will be trying it soon.

  12. Natasha - I hope you enjoyed your smoothie! I love making this, but it is so hard not to drink it all because it is so good!

    The Princess - Thank you! I know you will like it :o)

  13. this is such yummy way to start the kefir so I will be trying this recipe. :)

  14. Can I just add the whole egg? I never use just egg whites.

    1. Hello Karla, yes you can you the whole egg if you want. I don't know if you misread the recipe or not, but it does not call for egg whites... only egg yolks. But, again, you can just use the whole egg... my dad does that and there is no slimy texture once blended thoroughly :)


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