Wake Up Breakfast Smoothie with Wheat Germ

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Getting up every morning is obviously a routine we all must do, but some of us (me) probably dislike this daily occurrence more than others. Yes, it is true, I’m not a morning person. I am more of a night owl and so getting up usually requires some motivation for me and then an energy boost to make it stick, so to speak.



Wake Up Breakfast Smoothie to the rescue! This smoothie has ingredients for an energy boost such as banana and wheat germ and a great taste to look forward to from the strawberries and maple syrup. But don’t let the maple syrup fool you, this is still a very healthy smoothie. It comes in at just around 265 calories with lots of good nutrition to start you day!

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And if you are wondering if wheat germ is worth the effort to find and add to this smoothie, the answer is yes! A staple of any health-food store, wheat germ is all healthy nutrition. While it is packed with protein, vitamins and minerals, wheat germ is also a great antioxidant. Other health benefits include aiding in digestion, boosting energy and relieving stress. Who doesn’t need that? Also consider wheat germ is a wonderful source of folic acid, which can help prevent osteoporosis and for women of a childbearing age, neural-tube defects in babies. Learn more about wheat germ here.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 6 ounces nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup

Add all the ingredients to your blender slowly and gradually increase the speed to high. Leave for about 30 seconds for a good blend.  Click here if you are interested in knowing the best way to blend your smoothie.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: 265
  • Fat: 1.0g
  • Carbs: 52.5g
  • Fiber: 4.6f
  • Sugars: 35.9g
  • Protein: 11.7g
  • Vitamin A: 3%
  • Vitamin C: 167%
  • Calcium: 30%
  • Iron: 7%

Nutrition Grade: A

Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in calcium
  • Very high in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin C

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1 Comment

  1. Reply Courtneya313 January 21, 2014

    Delicious! I love the wheat germ for added texture and fiber!

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