Over the years, I’ve gotten in the habit of greeting my grumpy, sleepy boys in the morning with “Good morning sunshine”. The name seemed perfectly suited for this bright, sunshiny morning beverage.
They are super easy to whip up in the morning. So let’s get to it…
A few ingredient notes. Using frozen fruit is the key to making a smoothie with good texture. Trader Joe’s has a great selection of bagged frozen fruit and their prices are very good. For this recipe you’ll need frozen mango and pineapple
See that frozen banana up there? When I have some bananas that are getting a little over ripe, I throw them in the freezer so I’ll have them on hand for smoothies.
Use plain non-fat Greek yogurt to add richness and a great creamy texture to your smoothies. It has nearly twice the protein of regular yogurt and is rich in calcium which makes this a super healthy breakfast beverage for the kids.
Everything goes in the blender. I used fresh squeezed orange juice because I had a bag of oranges in the pantry but I would not hesitate to use the bottled variety. Use what you have!
Add more or less of the orange juice to reach the consistency you like.
We could stop here by they look a little naked to me.
To add some color and even more flavor, top them off with some fresh berries and hand them a spoon.
If this doesn’t cheer up a sleepy head in the morning, I don’t know what will!
Good Morning Sunshine Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 cup frozen pineapple pieces
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup fresh squeezed or bottled orange juice (more or less as needed)
- 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Assorted fresh berries for topping, optional
Place all ingredients, except berries, in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into glasses and top with fresh berries.
Questions and Reviews
This has way too much “natural sugar” for me so I won’t be making any smoothies from these recipes.
I tried this morning very good, only difference was I used vanilla greek yogurt.
I must try it i alway buy my smoithies at McDonald’s
Not only will this take my grumpiness, I would be waking up smiling knowing that this is my breakfast. I would likely put more berries on my serving. Thank you, for sharing this post, Valerie! 🙂
I wonder if it was you, but I learned about freezing bananas when I started blogging and I still do! I have greek yogurt too, I should make something similar tomorrow morning. Next time I’ll prepare those mango and pineapple chunks at Trader’s Joes so I can make this!
I love Greek yogurt, and this smoothy using it looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe.
Wow, what a scrumptious looking smoothie! I could totally go for this for breakfast. I can just imagine you greeting your groggy boys in the morning with this sunny, lovely drink, haha! Great recipe, Valerie.
That Total 0 yogurt is my daily crack! And I also use it to make smoothies. There are always bananas in my freezer but I’ve never been one for bags of frozen fruit. It makes sense for smoothies, though, so I’m thinking of taking your tip and picking up a couple of bags. Yum.
I know what you mean Anita. I’m hooked on it too!