Berry-Granola Breakfast Smoothie

Description

My sister was having lunch a bit ago and asked if I wanted to join her. I had had breakfast not exceedingly long ago and thus wasn’t hungry or in the mood for lunch… but I began sorting through the mail waiting patiently on the kitchen table, saw some smoothie pictures, and thought, well, why not?

I decided to experiment a bit further with varying ingredients, and went breakfast-style on this one. I was going for Jamba Juice’s thick and creamy smoothies that are all but a meal in a glass. Herein was what I decided on the following:

Berry-Granola Breakfast Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup raspberry yogurt (or blueberry, strawberry, mixed berry… your choice!)
  • 1/8 cup crushed ice
  • 2/3 tablespoon honey
  • 3/4 tablespoon dulce de leche (optional)
  • 1/5 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup mushy/ripe blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon frozen blueberries
  • 3 finely-chopped strawberries
  • 1/4- 1/3 cup vanilla-almond granola (depending on your preference)
  • 1 pinch salt

Process:

  1. Assemble ingredients into blender- make sure to put liquids in first so that it is at the bottom near the blade
  2. Blend on ‘salsa’ or similar setting (low) until nearly blended
  3. Pulse a few more times after completing the ‘low’ setting (wait a second or two for it to let air out) to homogenize the mixture
  4. Pour into a glass (you may have to tap the blender as you pour to coax out the thick mixture)
  5. Top with freshly-cut fruit if desired

It’s incredibly thick, so if you aren’t in the mood for a muddy mixture, add 1/3 cup runny yogurt, water, or other liquid (almond milk, soy milk, or milk if you’d like to keep it thicker; pomegranate or berry juice to thin it out further)… but incredibly nutritious, and quite healthy, as the worst ingredients are low-fat and the dulce de leche is so worth it. To keep things even healthier and keep the texture less thick, take out the dulce.  All in all, this smoothie was quite a yummy one- and makes for a great breakfast on the go, as the whole process (eating included) takes under 5 minutes!

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2 thoughts on “Berry-Granola Breakfast Smoothie

  1. Wait…so the granola was actually in the smoothie? Could you taste it? All your delicious smoothie pictures have inspired me to start making breakfast smoothies for grab and go breakfasts before morning workouts. I’m looking forward to a strawberry mango one tomorrow morning. Mmm…

    • yes! the granola was blended right into the smoothie. I could taste it because it has a very distinct vanilla-almond flavour, but the texture wasn’t quite as different as you would expect. it’s a really crumbly granola, though, not an oaty one, so that may have helped the blending process. :) strawberry mango sounds really yummy!!

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