Sunrise Smoothie


Sunrise Smoothie is full of fresh and healthy ingredients to get any morning off to the right start!

Today’s giveaway in the Month of Holiday Giveaways is something I’ve been THIS excited to share with you – a Blendtec Blender! More on that in a minute though, as I want to share the to-die-for smoothie I’ve been making with it recently first. Grab your shades (and your appetite!) for a vitamin-packed Sunrise Smoothie!

This tropical-tasting smoothie combines the antioxidant power of frozen berries with a blast of vitamin C from a whole orange, a punch of potassium from a frozen banana, and staying power from protein-packed Greek yogurt. It tastes like a vacation in a glass, and is seriously the perfect way to wake up.

Clocking in at around 350 calories (depending on how big your orange and banana are,) with 1 gram of fat, 14 grams of fiber, and 15 grams of protein, this smoothie is as healthy as it is TOTALLY SUCK WORTHY. Which is a good thing – when you’re talking about smoothies anyways. ;)

This thick and frosty smoothie could not be easier to make, either. Start with a blender. Blendtec Blenders sent me thier Total Blender Classic Wildside to try a few months ago (the same one they’re giving away at the bottom of this post) which I am in total awe of.

More computer than blender, well ok, mostly still blender, this thing makes way more than your standard smoothie. From frozen yogurt and milkshakes, to soups, batters, and juice, I’ve been using it so much over the past couple of weeks that it’s received a coveted, permanent spot on my tiny kitchen counter. That, my appliance-loving friends, is when you know you’ve got something great on your hands.

Now – about that smoothie! To the blender jar add 1 cup organic frozen berries, and 1 frozen banana. Tip: I always slice or squish my banana up in a ziplock bag before freezing it. Makes it a whole lot easier to blend.

Next add 1 peeled & segmented orange, plus 4 – 6oz Greek yogurt. I used a 5.3oz container of Vanilla Oikos Yogurt. It tasted like icing!

Put the lid on top, press “smoothie”, then let the blender do the work. Depending on what “cycle” you’ve chosen, the Blendtec Blender will change speeds at different times to give you the perfect consistency. It’s actually really cool!

30 seconds later – voila! Sunrise Smoothie.

Pour into a cup and slurp on the go, or enjoy while you’re getting ready for the day. Either way, it’ll power you way past lunchtime!

Sunrise Smoothie

Serves 1


Sunrise Smoothie is full of fresh and healthy ingredients to get any morning off to the right start!


  • 1 cup organic frozen mixed berries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 orange, peeled and segmented
  • 4 - 6oz Vanilla Greek Yogurt (I used a 5.3oz container of Vanilla Oikos)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender then blend until smooth.

This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats,


Like I said – you will totally suck this down! It may be my most favorite smoothie to date, actually. Tropical-tasting and sweet, with the perfect, smooth and creamy consistency. YUMMMM!!

Month of Holiday Giveaways

In order for you to make your own smoothies, juices, and more galore, Blendtec Blenders is giving a Total Blender Classic Wildside in your choice of red, white, or black base color to one IGE reader! Sold for $450+ in stores – this thing is a STEAL!!!


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  1. Melissa 12.10.2012

    That looks amazing! I’m definitely going to have to try this!

  2. Ed 12.10.2012

    Awesome smoothy and awesome giveaway! I am a huge smoothy fan…very creative…

  3. Brittany B 12.10.2012

    Looks delicious!!

  4. Kim @ Wonderings 12.10.2012

    Awesome giveaway! We have been looking to buy one of these for a while!

  5. Jenny 12.10.2012

    That looks so good! Even with this cooler weather looks great. I have been eyeing these blenders. So glad to hear what you think of it. I totally trust you.

  6. Jenny 12.10.2012

    That looks so yummy! It makes me miss my broken blender, but I’m holding out to my husband to try and get a nice one that won’t break down – I seem to go through one a year!

  7. Lisa 12.10.2012

    I love the purple color of this smoothie. Oh, the beverages I could make!!

  8. Michelle 12.10.2012

    Love the bright color of the smoothie!

  9. Love smoothies, but my blender died awhile ago – totally making this when I get another one though!

  10. Katie 12.10.2012

    i need a new blender!! ahh hoping i receive the email! :) *crosses fingers* :)

  11. Jessica C 12.10.2012

    Great giveaway looks yummy!

  12. Paula V 12.10.2012

    Oh my. I so need (well want) this blender. Our $60 Oster blender just busted and I could never afford a Blendtec on our single income. Fingers crossed.

  13. stacym 12.10.2012

    Looks beautiful, I’ve been adding spinach or kale to my smoothies so they are all a kind of rancid green color.

  14. Kristyn 12.10.2012

    OHHH MYY:) this is prob. the best giveaway ever!!! :) i dont own a blender :( BUT MAYBE i will be able to make that smoothie soon ;)

  15. Wendy B 12.10.2012

    The color of that smoothie…Wow! Sounds great though! and a great giveaway!

  16. colleen siullivan 12.10.2012

    I am definitely going to make this smoothie!!!!

  17. Sh 12.10.2012

    yes please!

  18. Afton 12.10.2012

    Yum! And a Blendtec giveaway- how exciting! I’d like it in black!

  19. Jim K. 12.10.2012

    Hope I win

  20. julia 12.10.2012

    mmm looks yummmy! and thanks for the giveaway!

    i always find when i use a real orange (as opposed to juice) in smoothie it’s way too pithy .. have you ever had that problem ?


  21. Chelsea 12.10.2012

    Do you have any problems with seeds in your smoothies? I’ve used a raspberry/blackberry blend before and I couldn’t stand all of the seeds in it! Maybe I’m not blending long enough . . .

    • Iowa Girl Eats 12.11.2012

      Seeds in berries and pomegranates, for instance, never blend totally smooth. You can blend them first then strain through a fine mesh strainer!

  22. Lisa 12.10.2012

    What an amazing purple color! My fruit smoothies always have the color of mud. :)

  23. Reina Smyth 12.10.2012

    looks so pretty too!

  24. Katie @ Blonde Ambition 12.10.2012

    I LOVE the beautiful color of this smoothie! I also love adding berries & bananas to my smoothies, so I’m droolin’ over this recipe!

  25. Abra Williams 12.10.2012

    What a fun giveaway – the “Will It Blend?’ Blendtec videos on YouTube on so great!

  26. Lauren 12.10.2012

    All over this! Wow, I love the color of this smoothie more than anything!

  27. Kristin 12.10.2012

    How decadent it would feel to have such a fabulous blender!

  28. oh my goodness! GREAT giveaway! I have been dying for a blendtec, but haven’t had the guts to spend that moola! Your smoothie is beautiful by the way!

  29. Leesa Gentry 12.10.2012

    Have to tell you that I made you Chicken Jumbo tonight for dinner. WOW! One of the few recipes that I have made that did not need to tweek to use again. We loved it, thanks!

  30. Kaitlin 12.10.2012

    YUM! I am in dire need of a new blender and desperately want a Blendtec!

  31. Desiree 12.10.2012

    This would be my first real premium kitchen appliance! Oh the fun to be had!

  32. Jennifer T 12.10.2012

    Looks great! I’ve been making simpler smoothies with just frozen berries & greek yogurt. I’ll have to try your recipe.

  33. Gwen H 12.10.2012

    Man oh man, do I wish I could win that blender. I always think your give-a-ways are great but this one tops them all!

  34. Nancie Nelson 12.10.2012

    Oh Santa, my blender broke down two years ago….please

  35. Rylee 12.10.2012

    This looks positively divine! Of course there are about a thousand smoothie recipes bouncing around there nowadays – but this one, it actually looks delicious, but more importantly (for me anyways) it is simple!

    And that blender, oh baby, what a beaut.

  36. Elizabeth 12.10.2012

    I’ve been making smoothies for a while now, and I need real blender so they are not chunky! I would love to win this thing, and thanks very much for the recipe.

  37. Kristen 12.10.2012

    I have a smoothie every morning for breakfast, but am using an old smoothie maker that smells of melted plastic :( Would really <3 to win this prize!

  38. Susan 12.10.2012

    Great blender giveaway for the hoiday season! I’d so love to blend up that gorgeous purple smoothie for breakfast. Keeping my fingers crossed! :)

  39. Holly Dapore 12.10.2012

    Oh, looks so good. Love the pretty color.

  40. Mandy 12.10.2012

    Can’t wait to try this!

  41. Jamie 12.10.2012

    Love that you use an orange instead of orange juice with all the sugar! Definitely going to have to make this. To all of those who don’t win, I LOVE my Euro Ninja blender!! 6 blades!!!

  42. ColleenB. 12.10.2012

    I love smoothies and this looks yummy.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe and for this wonderful giveaway opportunity

  43. Trisha 12.10.2012

    My blender has been “retired” for the past few weeks, as it was making a burning smell each time I used it. Hopefully it’s gotten enough of a break because I am dying to try this smoothie, stat!

  44. nosogirl 12.10.2012

    I’m definitely going to try this. I had been making daily smoothies, but for some reason I stopped a couple months ago. This one inspires me to make them again!

  45. Lauren M. 12.10.2012

    I really hope I win this one!! I’ve entered a ton of giveaways lately but this is actually something that I NEED and something that I have on my Christmas list for Santa to bring me :) hopefully…

  46. Candy 12.10.2012

    I’m really into protein drinks right now and this would be so awesome….my bullet is nice, but this would be PERFECT!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  47. that smoothy looks so perfect..that purple color…I want one now even thought it is 20 degrees…but always takes me that sun shiny place!

  48. Erik Carlson 12.10.2012

    BlendTec is a wonderful kitchen tool! I have seen them in action many times and would love to own my very own!

  49. Lorrie 12.10.2012

    I have been wanting one of these so bad!

  50. Kellie 12.10.2012

    For some reason I refuse to eat oranges, but I love them in things. This would be a great way to use up all the ones that I buy for the kids & hubby.

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