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Wake Up Smoothie

Emeril Lagasse's 'Breakfast in Bed' Contest

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

When her best friend lost her long battle with cancer, Judy Byrwa did something that many people couldn't even fathom. She dropped her entire life to keep a promise she made years earlier.

Byrwa, who had been working for a national political committee in Washington, D.C., dropped everything when her friend Sally Rich died. She moved to Michigan so she could raise her friend's twin girls in their hometown.

Everyone who knew Byrwa was moved by her decision to change her life when Rich died 12 years ago. Suzanne Kelley, one of Byrwa's closest friends from Washington, immediately thought of Byrwa when she heard about Good Morning America's "Breakfast in Bed" contest with Emeril Lagasse.

Lagasse completely surprised Byrwa when he showed up at her Dearborn, Mich., home Friday morning with the twins, Karma Garavaglia and Karina Knighten.

Lagasse served Byrwa, her friends and the twins with a very special breakfast.

If you want to make your special someone a breakfast in bed, just like Lagasse, see the recipes he used for Byrwa's amazing breakfast. You'll find his recipe for the Wake Up Smoothie below.


  • 1 large ripe banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled
  • 1/2 cup raspberries, (or peeled and sliced kiwi - about 2)
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • Cooking Directions

    Place all the ingredients in a blender and process on high speed until smooth, about 30 to 45 seconds.

    Pour into glasses and serve.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: fruit, yogurt, honey

    Course: Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks

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