The 10-Second Breakfast

Breakfast = Smoothie Time

Breakfast = Smoothie Time (Photo credit: adamthelibrarian)

When Deuce started school, our daily schedule was temporarily turned on its head.  So in attempts to create a FAST, nutritious, tasty breakfast that everyone could enjoy (even the almighty fickle Deuceatron), I came up with…


Okay, so prep takes a bit longer, like all of three minutes, but you’ll see how it comes together.  It’s basically a glorified breakfast smoothie:

  • 1 cup (8 oz) non-fat vanilla flavored greek yogurt (we use Chobani)
  • 2 cups (16 oz) frozen mixed fruit (we use a “classic fruit medley” from our local grocer, which contains strawberries, mangos, pineapple, peaches and red grapes)
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz) sugar (because greek yogurt can be TART!  If you don’t want to use sugar, use whatever sweetener you like, or omit it altogether)
  • 3 cups water (more or less to suit your fancy.  See notes.)

Dump the yogurt, frozen mixed fruit and sugar into a blender.  Pour the water into the blender, enough to cover the other ingredients completely.  Then blend on HIGH for 10 seconds.  Done.  Makes four servings.

Some notes:

  • Because of the chicken wings, we purposefully make our smoothies a bit more liquidy.  You may prefer to have yours thicker, and that’s cool.
  • Experiment!  Swap out the mixed fruit for other frozen fruit, or add some veggies for even MORE nutritious hunger zapping power!
  • We use Chobani greek yogurt because it packs one heck of a protein and calcium wallop – 22g and 25% DV, respectively.  And it has all those active and live cultures everyone raves about.
  • Talia normally drinks at least half of mine, so I make sure to give myself a little extra…You know, to compensate.  😉

Do you have any quick and easy go-to breakfasts for busy mornings?  Let me know, leave a comment below!

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4 thoughts on “The 10-Second Breakfast

  1. Chobani Love

    Looks tasty! Smoothies are such an easy way to get nutrients into your bod first thing in the AM. Love the creativity!


    • Thanks! I’m starting to experiment with greek yogurt more; I recently found a guide about substituting Chobani for other items while cooking (found here) that I can’t wait to try!

  2. charlestoncrafted

    Love it! We have taken to making smoothies every morning, too! We use one flavored fat free yogurt (i love Greek yogurt but the price gives me heart burn at the rate we eat it), frozen fruit, protein powder (maybe when this runs out I’ll switch to Greek instead) and orange juice. Smoothies rock for breakfast on the go!

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