From Fast Flavours, 2012

Jump out of bed and hit the ground running with a glass full of goodness. This homemade breakfast treat is a nutritional jump-start. Feel free to vary the base and mix in whatever you have for a jolt of creativity to kick start each and every day. This smoothie tastes so good you’ll forget it’s healthy!

Yield: 2 to 3


2 ripe bananas, peeled
2 cups (500 mL) or so frozen blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blackberries, mango, peach, pineapple or your favourite fruit
1 cup (250 mL) or more of any flavour real yogurt
2 cups (500 mL) or so of orange juice
2 tablespoons (30 mL) or so of refrigerated flax oil or other healthy oil or your favourite nutritional additive


Toss all the ingredients into your blender or food processor. Blend the works until very smooth watching the blades work their magic, just a minute or two. Serve and share!

© Chef Michael Smith