Mixing up your breakfast routine with Banana Blueberry Smoothies #SilkFruit

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Do you ever wake up in the morning and look in the fridge for a quick breakfast, only to see the same old orange juice staring back at you? We love the refreshing flavor of juice to help wake up our taste buds, but we’re also looking for a healthier start to day, which means we need to include some protein in our morning breakfast ritual. I was asked to  shake up our wake-up routine with Silk® Fruit & Protein — a new twist on ordinary juice. Silk Fruit&Protein is a delicious fruit juice blend that’s an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D.  Each smooth and fruity glass serves up a tangy-sweet blend of juices along with 5 grams of nourishing protein that the entire family will love.

 banana blueberry smoothie silk fruit and protein

I’m getting really bored of our breakfast routine.  Worse, the KIDS are getting bored of the breakfast routine.  I guess the winter favorites have worn out their welcome and we’re all ready for some fresh new foods to start our day.  My kids are big fans of milkshakes, and by default, smoothies.  Silk’s Fruit & Protein beverage launched nationally last year as an alternative to juice.  I was thinking that I could combine the kids’ love of juice and milkshakes, and bring a little excitement back into breakfast time.

Banana Blueberry Smoothies with Silk Fruit & Protein

2 ripe bananas

1 cup blueberries (we use frozen from the garden, and we do tend to go heavy on the berries…we have a few huge bushes in the yard and have gallons and gallons of them frozen)

1/2 quart-sized container Silk Fruit & Protein Mixed Berry Flavor

1 cup ice

This recipe is SO easy.  Throw all above ingredients (please be sure to peel your banana first) into the blender, place cover on, and press “smoothie” button.  Voila.  A healthy, delicious breakfast that’s got the sweet of juice, the frozen “treat” texture, and protein to keep those bellies full.  They’ll also be getting a good dose of Vitamin C, Vitamin D and calcium.  Hot summer mornings, watch out.  We may not be so sluggish this year!

You could VERY easily swap out the Mixed Berry flavor with the Strawberry Banana or the Peach Mango.  The fun is in the fruits- and the kids love to help choose.  They’ve already “voted” on Peach Mango for next week.  I am thinking some coconut and pineapple would be really yummy in the Peach Mango variety!

Don’t be confused if you head to the store to look for Silk Fruit &  Protein by the juices- for now, you’ll find them over by the dairy and plant-based section.  Silk is out to change our preferred “juice” for breakfast- and with the ability to create easy to make recipes like this, they just may do it! Also, be sure to print this $1 coupon before you go!

“This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Silk blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.”

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  • Well, I love the idea of drinking smoothies but I’d love if you’ll created a blender-free smoothie. The idea is that some of us require mouth feel and don’t have blenders. I hope you consider creating this pulpy mush for us.

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    • We’ll have to look into that!

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  • Thanks for this review and recipe! I’ve seen this in the store and wanted to try it, but wasn’t really sure what it was. Now, I’ve gotta get some!

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  • YUMMY! I love anything with blueberries in it! Thanks for the recipe!

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  • I love fruit and I love fruit smoothies. Just pour me a glass.

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  • I have a smoothie for breakfast every morning and use Silk but Have never tried this kind of Silk. Will have to try it.

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  • Sounds delicious, i love silk products, but have never made a smoothie with this, this sounds really good, and nutritious!

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  • Sounds deliecious, i love silk products, but have never made a smoothie with this, this sounds really good, and nutritious!

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  • I love to add this to my smoothies.

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  • I love smoothies ! So delicious

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  • I love that this doesn’t have too many ingredients, but sounds amazing. I will be trying this out as the weather warms up!!!

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  • I just started to use Silk and I love it. They got a lot of new flavors and it would be great in smoothies. I have tried this yet but I will.

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  • Smoothie lover here… and this looks like a quick and easy smoothie shortcut :)

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  • This sounds great-I’ve seen the Silk Fruit & Protein and instead of actually looking at it I just assumed it was a thick, flavored form of their ‘milk’. I’ve been needing a new blender for a while, and this is so healthy and easy sounding I have to make a point to get one and try this. Thank you!

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  • I love smoothies !

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  • I love smoothies…EXCEPT when they have seeds in them. The Silk looks like it has a ton of crunchy seeds, and I just can’t get past the texture. It’s actually hard to find a smoothy that doesn’t have seeds.

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  • I have a smoothie for breakfast every morning, but I’ve never heard of this product before! Going to give it a try – thanks!

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  • Looks good. Will have to try it. :)

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  • This looks delicious, I’ll have to give it a try!

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  • This looks really good and I love the cups lol! <3

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  • mmm yummy! I have to try this. I love smoothies in the morning or anytime really! I am always looking for new things to try. I think I am going to buy the Silk Fruit and Protein! ;)

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  • I’m glad Silk went down in their calories when it came to Fruit & Protein drink!! This would have to be my whole lunch, but it would be yummy!! :0)

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  • this recipe sounds delicious. going to try this tomorrow morning.

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  • My kids and I would love this recipe Thankyou for sharing

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  • I’ve got to share this with my daughter since she is lactose intolerant.

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  • This is such a good idea! we’ll deff be trying it out!
    thank you!

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  • my kids would love these!

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  • wonderful and i would love to try it

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  • mmm, looks delicious… i think it’s fabulous!

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  • I’ve actually tried the Silk fruit & protein alone and it was good. I’ve never used it for a smoothie, but next time it’s on sale I’ll try it your way and see if I like it. Thanks for the recipe.

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  • I love smoothies. I will try this.

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  • I love SIlk and cannot wait to try these new fruit drinks!

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  • WOW! I would love to try this Banana Blueberry smoothies! Its a good match for my breakfast :)

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  • i love using silk almond milk but i havent tried this yet. Looks delicious though!

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  • I get so tired of trying to come up with something for breakfast. Smoothies are a great idea.

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  • I make one almost every day! But I use almond milk, blueberries and strawberries (frozen), banana, protein powder or half envelope of powdered “instant breakfast”, a couple dollops of vanilla Greek yogurt, and sometimes half a peach. It is a meal then!

    But yours is faster and with blueberries that are truly organic? so jealous…wish we had some!

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  • Would never think to combine those two fruits but that sounds amazing!

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  • Make these everyday

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  • I love smoothies. Your combo sounds delicious. Thanks.

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  • Ooh yummy, that sounds like the perfect combination of flavors. Love smoothies, lots!

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  • I love smoothies! Thanks for posting! :)

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  • Four ingredients is my kind of recipe and it sounds great too. :) Gotta try this one!

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  • Seriously, 4 ingredients? I LOVE simple recipes like this! Thank you!

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  • A good healthy idea. Lol at the muppet cups. Cuppets.

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    • Cuppets! I Love it! I have to find more of those glasses- my kids fight over them all the time. They were a Zulily find before Christmas and I fear I won’t find again :(

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  • Wife is a big smoothie maker…

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  • This sounds delicious!!!

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