Good Morning, Beautiful.

I am not a morning person. There is just no way around it.

I’ve tried to be, I really have.

I’ve made sure I get enough sleep the night before. I’ve stopped using the darn buzzer on my alarm so I don’t wake up angry (every nine minutes for an hour). I’ve set

my clock 10 minutes ahead in hopes that it’ll get me moving faster. I’ve even tried to put my alarm clock across the room so I have to get out of bed to turn it off. It doesn’t seem to matter if I wake up late or

wake up with the sun, excited about the day or dreading a coming event. It always takes me a good amount of time to become conscious, like I’m fighting a deep fog. When I finally do wake up, I stumble around and do my best not to talk to anyone for fear I’ll accidentally bite someone’s head off.

In theory, mornings are supposed to be wonderful. I have a little round table in my kitchen where I can sit facing the big window, watching the green grass and the birds flitting around it, playing games with each other and the worms. I can picture me clutching a mug of hot tea in my hands, or maybe I’ll break out my grandmother’s pretty tea cup and saucer I have used once in the last three years. I picture me praying, thinking over my day and letting the peace of the moment roll around and through me.

It never works like that.

If I do get breakfast, I’m usually running late. As I’m busy stuffing my face with cereal, I struggle to clear my brain.What day is it? Where did I put my phone last night? Can I get away without a shower this morning?

If this sounds anything like you (and I will try not to resent those of you who are morning people), I have the perfect breakfast for you that is fast, easy, delicious and filling. And because it’s healthy and fresh, it seems to perk me up on even my worst foggy mornings.

Berry Yogurt Smoothie Recipe

3/4 cup frozen berries (I use a triple blend of raspberries, blueberries and blackberries)

Delicious smoothie!!!


1/2 cup yogurt

1 Tablespoon honey

1 egg*

Put it all in your blender and mix until desired consistency. I halved this from the original recipe, though I’m not certain where I got it from. You may prefer more for your breakfast, so feel free to double it without guilt.

*I probably should add a warning here that consuming raw eggs can be hazardous to your health, so add them at your own risk. Having said that, I use eggs from a local farm who raises free-range chickens thus I’m not as concerned. But again, use your own discretion.

So drink up, fellow anti-morning people! And if you can’t be entirely awake for your breakfast, at least practice safe blending.

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  • Denise

    Whoa. A raw egg?! What does this taste like? Can you compare it to anything? What about the consistency?

    • Tammy

      Raw egg sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Well, other than when Rocky drank a glassful of eggs. Then it was just gross.
      Honestly, the texture doesn’t change with the egg. I’ve made the smoothie both ways (some of my family members weren’t fond of the idea of raw egg even though they eat homemade chocolate chip cookie dough like it’s going out of style) and it doesn’t make much difference at all. It’s not quite as filling, of course, but the taste and the texture are pretty much interchangeable.

  • Denise

    Haha. You are funny Tammy!

    Such a good point about the cookie dough. Never thought of it like that.

    I actually tried your recipe this morning and it was excellent. Thanks for the tip.