Sunrise Surprise Smoothie (Low Carb, Low Fat)

A citrus sunrise surprise smoothie that is both low carb and low fat. This citrus smoothie wakes your senses and packs a full load of protein and other nutrients into your morning.

I’m in love with this Sunrise Surprise Smoothie and just had to share!!!

Sunrise Surprise Smoothie (low carb, low Fat, THM~FPDisclosure Statement 

It’s smooth it’s creamy and its Healthy!! It has a huge citrus kick and has a load of vitamin C as well as other additions.

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For those that are following a trim and healthy lifestyle like I am … This is a rich and creamy sunrise surprise shake was inspired by the Singing Canary (recipe link) from the authors of Trim Healthy Mama which is an all time favorite of mine!!

 I’m a little lazy when it comes to making the original Singing Canary,  I don’t like peeling and blending whole lemons so I just use the bottled lemon juice.

I know, I know I’m not getting all the healthy benefits doing it this way but honestly it saves me time and ensures that I get at least SOME of the benefits.

I had trouble finding the vitamin C powder so I just crushed up some chewable vitamin C tablets in my coffee grinder, just make sure they don’t contain added sugar.

 Being older and having dealt with Rheumatoid Arthritis since I was 12, I’m always looking for ways to decrease inflammation. Turmeric is a spice that does this is some awesome ways.

We aren’t real fond of curries so trying to find new and different ways to increase my turmeric intake has been interesting to say the least. And I’m doing a fuel cycle this week.

I challenged myself to coming up with a way to enjoy a shake that contains turmeric and still make it smooth and creamy I started throwing stuff in the blender.

With the success of the Creamy Vanilla Custard Shake, I figured using some scrambled egg whites could help… along with some collagen, whey protein and 1% cottage cheese…

I added a touch of each of these to the blender and then added lemon juice,vitamin C powder, turmeric, ginger, sweet blend and some almond milk.  Rounding it out with a splash or two of vanilla and orange extract.

Here’s the recipe that I ended up with…




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Sunrise Surprise Smoothie
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Serving size: 1
  • Calories: 188
  • Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 624mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
Recipe type: Shake
Cuisine: Trim Healthy Mama
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A citrus sunrise surprise smoothie that is both low carb and low fat. This citrus smoothie wakes your senses and packs a full load of protein and other nutrients into your morning.
  • ¼ cup soft cooked egg whites or (raw, pasteurized)
  • ½ cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs 1 % cottage cheese (optional)
  • 2 tsp THM Super Sweet Blend (1 TBS Gentle Sweet) or to taste
  • Dash salt (this is important DON"T FORGET!!)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp orange extract
  • 2 tsp Vitamin C powder (or crushed chewables)
  • 1 tsp turmeric,
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • 1 TBS collagen(optional)
  • ½ tsp Glucc powder ( or xanthan gum) (optional)
  • ¼ cup THM Pristine Whey Protein Powder
  • 1 t coconut oil
  • 2 cups ice
  1. soft scramble your egg whites in the 1 tsp of coconut oil. Let cool to room temp.
  2. Place the next 10 ingredients in the blender and process until smooth (you may need to process more than once if you don't have a high power blender).
  3. Add the whey powder and process again, add Ice and process until creamy.
** The nutritional information for this recipe reflects all of the ingredients which for THM's is a bit of an issue as you wouldn't count some of them (like protein source) for the meal type. So please be aware of that when viewing that information. The 'sugar' content in this is from natural sugars within the dairy products ... there is NO added sugar in this recipe.

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18 thoughts on “Sunrise Surprise Smoothie (Low Carb, Low Fat)

  1. Thanks so much for coming up with this! I, too, have problems with the fresh lemon and tumeric. This version of the Singing Canary sounds like it will work perfectly for me.

    1. yes, I add the eggs, almond milk etc and process until smooth and then add the protein powder, gluccie… pulse to combine that and then add the ice 🙂

    1. I’ve never made it that way, but I’m sure that you could… I would start with 1/4 tsp of each… and taste to see if it needs more.

  2. Would this work warm? I’m not a huge fan of cold drinks in our cold, Canadian winters…but I really want to add the turmeric and lemon juice to my daily routine. I’m just wondering if anyone has tried this warm like coffee would be. =)

  3. can you please help me understand why this is a fuel pull? i’m still having trouble understanding and figuring out the different categories sometimes. thanks!

    1. The fat in this shake is lower than 5g per serving and the carbs are less than 10g per serving … Meaning that it is low fat and low carb hence making it a FP recipe 🙂 hope that helps!!

  4. So I’m just wondering if there was a nutritional fact information mistake? Just reading through and the facts would definitely not line up with FP, let alone THM! Although reading through the recipe I can see there is hardly anything in there to cause “36g carbohydrates” unless you were to use cow milk or something? Thanks – and sorry if this is a silly question!

    1. it is an error with the program that calculates the nutritional information, it’s counting all of the things that THM doesn’t count in addition to the things that they do. I can’t really control that portion of it.

  5. I also noticed the sugar count is probable not correct, going to give this a try, I wonder if I can replace the cooked eggs white with powdered egg white?

  6. Delicious! Honestly, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Singing Canary. I loved the idea of it’s health benefits, but the flavor was just a little too twangy for me. I was also, speaking of honesty, a little lazy as well in the lemon squeezing department 😉 This recipe fixed all of those problems for me, and it’s a fuel pull, score! Thank you so very much for sharing.

  7. I put these ingredients in’s recipe site, the sugar content is 3 grams. I don’t know how yours figured 31 grams. So much better on the sugar content then you thought.

    1. I’m so sorry, I’m still converting some of the recipes into a new program that should reflect the correct nutritionals… if some of them look wonky. For whatever reason the new format is miscalculating most of my older posts until I can get them updated … Thank you so much for trusting and putting it through !!

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