Berry Doughy

June 27, 2011


Gosh was this Dough Boy Smoothie INCREDIBLE!!!! I topped it with berries galore, which were all on sale at Whole Foods. I vouch to spend lots and lots of money on berries while they are affordable and in season this year to get my fill! I will no longer have guilt buying them, and I plan to get a pint of each flavor every week until they are gone! Berries are most definitely my favorite fruit!


It tasted like melted strawberry cheesecake ice cream! Just look at that fluffy texture!


Strawberry Cheesecake Dough Boy Smoothie

Serves 1


  • 5 strawberries
  • 1/3 cup raw rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt (Whole Foods organic)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp chia or flax seeds (optional)
  • No banana!!!! (Which helped make this taste the most cheesecakey, I think!)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Sprinkle cinnamon


  • Mix all ingredients together in a blender. Do not blend. Put blender in the fridge overnight. In the morning, blend!
  • Pour into bowl and top with berries and the most delicious granola you can find!


On the side: cool coffee + choffy blend!



I’m off to make DINNER (!), then to Body Pump then to the bakery for lunch and onwards.

Previous post:

Next post:

{ 81 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Alex June 27, 2011 at 7:29 am

I <3 berries too.
Personally, I'm in a strawberry frenzie right now. I just put them on EVERYTHING. I actually got the idea of putting them into salads from your blog! Thanks :-)


2 Khushboo June 27, 2011 at 7:30 am

When it comes to colored foods, I’m such a kid at heart! Pink food is always so pleasing to eat…even more so when berries are involved!


3 Hope June 27, 2011 at 7:33 am

I love the color of that smoothie! It really does look like ice cream. Better yet, it looks more like a milkshake. Yummy! :)


4 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out June 27, 2011 at 7:42 am

I agree- There should be no berry buying guilt!


5 Molly @ RDexposed June 27, 2011 at 7:47 am

I had intentions of the same breakfast until I realized a missing ingredient. I made sure to top my re-routed breakfast with berries, too!


6 Cait's Plate June 27, 2011 at 7:51 am

Oh my that looks like a strawberry milkshake! It’s so thick! I have yet to perfect the SIAB but I’m hoping one day mine will look as good as yours!


7 Jen June 27, 2011 at 7:53 am

Berries are by far my favorite fruit as well =) I love it when the grocery store has buy 1 get 1… and I agree. Never feel guilt and eat up. They are only good for a few months so lets get all our vitamins we can from these delicious treats.



8 Baking 'n' Books June 27, 2011 at 7:56 am

Do you usually plan out breakfast the night before just according to what you think you may want?


9 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 27, 2011 at 8:02 am

You had me at cheesecake. YUM!


10 The Healthy Hipster June 27, 2011 at 8:05 am

Mmm looks so thick and creamy! Still gotta try one of these heavenly dough boys!


11 Lindsay June 27, 2011 at 8:06 am

The hubs and I are CRAZY over blackberries right now! We can’t get enough of them to stock the fridge for long! Berries and watermelon just FEEL like summer, ya know?


12 Mrs. Fish June 27, 2011 at 8:08 am

Your smoothie bowl looks divine! :)


13 Nikki June 27, 2011 at 8:10 am

Mmmm delish. Berries definitely are awesome and refreshing on hot summer days!


14 Heather June 27, 2011 at 8:13 am

Ohh that looks so yummie! I am making that tomorrow for breakfast!! Have you ever made it without the yogurt~ could I just do all a nut milk for I can not have milk products without the yogurt?

How much granola do you top it with?



15 KathEats June 27, 2011 at 8:17 am

I think the yogurt is key for the doughy texture, but you could certainly do it without.

As much granola as you see in the photo! I don’t measure.


16 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 27, 2011 at 8:14 am

Yumm! Interested to hear about this dinner… sounds like it needs lots of prep!


17 KathEats June 27, 2011 at 8:17 am

Not a lot of prep – just a lot of time for flavors to develop :)


18 Estela @ Weekly Bite June 27, 2011 at 8:16 am

That smoothie does look yummy! Love the ice coffee in mason jars :)


19 Hannah June 27, 2011 at 8:16 am

You’re right, that looks so fluffy! I wish berries were affordable here – sadly they aren’t, even when in season. Eat a pint or four for me! :)


20 Aine @ Something to Chew Over June 27, 2011 at 8:16 am

Good to know that I’m not the only one who has berry guilt! It’s seems crazy buying one serving of berries for the cost of a week’s supply of apples and bananas but they’re worth it!

They don’t seem to be any cheaper during the summer for me :(


21 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes June 27, 2011 at 8:18 am

This is soo good-looking!! no banana!? really…wow I always put those in my smoothies! but I have to try it without now! My breakfast lately has been smoothered in berries too. I love summa fo that :)


22 Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife June 27, 2011 at 8:19 am

Looks devine! I’m so with you on the berry front, this is the time to take full advantage of the season while we can!!!


23 Amy June 27, 2011 at 8:19 am

That coffee/choffy looks like a glass of beer!


24 Lisa Fine June 27, 2011 at 8:19 am

I love berries too, and can’t get my fill. I’m really excited for our berry bushes to have fruit ready for picking… every day I check on them, but we still have a few weeks until raspberry and blueberry season.


25 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg June 27, 2011 at 8:20 am

I need to try the dough boy smoothie…I keep forgetting and then I see yours and get so jealous!


26 E June 27, 2011 at 8:20 am

I’m a berry lover, too, but mostly just rasperries and I do love strawberries when they’re very good homegrown ones. I unfortunately only like blueberries cooked/baked in other foods….


27 Colleen (What's Baking in the Barbershop) June 27, 2011 at 8:27 am

What a pretty pink breakfast! I just got some super fresh strawberries straight from a farm in NH… I think I may need to use them to make a similar smoothie to this!


28 The Teenage Taste June 27, 2011 at 8:33 am

I need to try this! I made the original Doughboy smoothie and I loved it! Thanks for the recipe, Kath! :-)


29 Amy June 27, 2011 at 8:37 am

Looks delicious!

Question: Where do you get all your jars? I bring overnight oats to work for breakfast everyday but I bring them in tupperware (which I then have to wrap in plastic….less than ideal). I need some jars!


30 KathEats June 27, 2011 at 8:42 am

I bought a 12 pack of Ball jars at Lowes last summer. And then I collect them from jams/nut butters that I use up.


31 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey July 5, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Amy – I’m addicted to Ball jars, so just thought I’d add my .02. I make OOIAJ all the time, and the jars (w/ lids of course) are perfect for this. I, too, have to schlep my breakfast to work with me, so this has been tested again and again!
I get my Ball jars at various places… a local independent hardware store… Walmart also has them (hate to plug them – but they do)… as does LOWES as Kath said. also carries them sometimes, and even Target carries a few of the smaller sizes.

I love them, and think they are definitely worth the $$ (which isn’t much, all things considered).



32 Sarah June 27, 2011 at 8:38 am

Berries get so expensive after the summer! Once I graduate I plan on stocking up during the summer months and freezing them so I have them for months after!


33 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 27, 2011 at 8:44 am

I’m the same way with berries. I decided life is too short not to allow myself to buy the fruit I LOVE, even if it is a bit pricier. I used to never buy berries and expensive fruit, but what fun is that!


34 Victoria June 27, 2011 at 8:46 am

Hi Kath!

I was wondering if you have a good recommendation for a restaurant in Charlotte? My boyfriend and I are visiting this weekend, and we wanted your expertise!



35 KathEats June 27, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Casual or fancy?

For fancy, we loved Sonoma Modern Kitchen downtown.

For casual, Brixx Pizza or Zada Janes


36 Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen June 27, 2011 at 8:51 am

Love the doughboys!


37 Karen June 27, 2011 at 9:00 am

I feel the same way: fresh berries this time of year are simply too delicious to deny myself, esp. at these low (ish) prices. This month, the peak-season blueberries are my favorites. I’m popping them like candy!

Happy Monday, Kath!


38 andrea June 27, 2011 at 9:08 am

I’m crazy about blueberries, I can eat a pint a DAY if you let me. And berries are one of those things I’ll only buy organic. I calculated what I was spending on blueberries alone the other day and it was a bit scary :)


39 Natalia - a side of simple June 27, 2011 at 9:15 am

I just have to ask…does this mean bananas are NOT your favorite?


40 KathEats June 27, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Well it’s a VERY close call!! Bananas are more versatile, but I just love all things raspberry


41 Lauri ( June 27, 2011 at 9:18 am

Berries are my favorite too! I like to buy them in bulk whenever they are on sale and then freeze them!


42 Ashley June 27, 2011 at 9:28 am

Strawberry cheesecake? Ummm, send one right over!! Speaking of berries, I need to restock now that we’re finally back home!


43 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet June 27, 2011 at 9:36 am

Love blueberries and blackberries, but raspberries are just not my thing. But your dough boy smoothie looks so good I’ll have to make one myself for tomorrow :)


44 [email protected] Flying ONION June 27, 2011 at 9:38 am

I’m 100% with you on the berries. Although I *do* feel guilty for buying them due to the price, I’ve decided I’d rather give up other things and indulge in some berry goodness. They come but once a year! And the season is so short lived.

Making this dough boy smoothie tomorrow! Or, maybe, for lunch. 😀


45 Megan June 27, 2011 at 9:39 am

Kath – What does the pinch of salt do to the smoothie? thx


46 KathEats June 27, 2011 at 12:19 pm

It brings out the flavors! I can’t really taste it, but when I leave it out of outs I feel they are more bland


47 rumfunandsun June 27, 2011 at 9:40 am

Excited to see dinner…any hints???


48 KathEats June 27, 2011 at 12:20 pm

It’s chilled!


49 rumfunandsun June 27, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Chilled and you need to prep it ahead for the flavors to develop….hmmm.

I instantly think smoothie but that seems to normal to keep as a secret! Let me think about it more! :-)


50 lynn @ the actor's diet June 27, 2011 at 9:42 am

looks incredible, kath! i posted it on my FB wall!


51 Jackie @ That Deep Breath June 27, 2011 at 10:24 am

I love berries! Last week I found out my best friend of 14 years hates strawberries…1)how did I not know that…2)who hates strawberries!?!? she also hates chocolate…I don’t know how I’ve been her best friend for this long :)

That smoothie has an awesome texture. Dinner must be extra special if your cooking it before lunch!


52 Lee @ in the pink of condition June 27, 2011 at 10:31 am

Your dough boy smoothies are the best! You should totally add a couple cinammon Teddy Grahams (after you’ve prepared the smoothie) who are “swimming” in the smoothie as little dough boys! It will also add the graham cracker taste to your cheesecake :-) Just a cute idea!


53 KathEats June 27, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Hee hee


54 Anastasia June 27, 2011 at 11:02 am

You had me at cheesecake :] Looks delicious!


55 birdie to be June 27, 2011 at 11:06 am

This looks amazing! And is making me hungry! Great recipe.


56 Foodie June 27, 2011 at 11:07 am

Oh yum! Enjoying cheesecake-like taste without the sugar and calories is priceless. Thanks!


57 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) June 27, 2011 at 11:11 am

I need to get on this Dough Boy wagon!


58 Cait @ Urban Fencepost June 27, 2011 at 11:27 am

I keep finding berries on sale at Whole Foods too! Love them! Must be nice getting dinner prep out of the way this early!


59 Marissa June 27, 2011 at 11:29 am

Mmm, I love berries too–eating a bowl of cereal with blueberries as I type this! But even at their cheapest, berries are still too expensive for us to buy… so I have to make do with the frozen version. Still delicious, and I don’t have to worry about using them up before they go bad (though I doubt that would be a problem anyways, lol!)

Have you thought about blending some cream cheese into your smoothies? I beat that would give it a real rich cheesecakey flavor!


60 KathEats June 27, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I rarely have cream cheese on hand because it’s so nutritionally void, but I actually DO have some right now I bought for a recipe! Maybe I should add some..


61 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 27, 2011 at 11:34 am

What an awesome smoothie! I think I’m going to have to change my meal plan and make this one morning this week! Have fun at body pump! When do you start your dance classes?


62 KathEats June 27, 2011 at 12:21 pm

July 12!


63 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Yay!! That is so exciting! I can’t wait to read all about it!


64 kris (everyday oats) June 27, 2011 at 11:39 am

Yummy! I just went through two boxes of organic strawberries from whole foods this past week. They were seriously THE sweetest strawberries I’ve had all year AND they were on sale!


65 kaila @ healthyhelper! June 27, 2011 at 11:57 am

That looks SO refreshing! Perfect for a hot summer day!


66 Margo @ peanut butter trees June 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I completely agree on the berries! I feel like I need to eat them all up now while they’re fresh, cheap, and in season. The more, the berrier!


67 Susan (Oliepants) June 27, 2011 at 12:13 pm

What a pretty smoothie! I already have my oats soaking for tomorrow!


68 Namaste Gurl June 27, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I had a dough- boy smooothie this morning, as well– thanks to your inspiration :-)
I used scottish oats, banana, cinnamon, flax, and berries!


69 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) June 27, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Berries are my favorite too! I love buying them when they’re so cheap :)


70 Hillary June 27, 2011 at 1:49 pm

I’ve also been buying insane quantities of berries. They are staring me in the face every time I go grocery shopping, and I can’t look away!!


71 Danielle June 27, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Yay! I don’t like bananas and have been waiting for the day you make a delicious b-nan free dough boy smoothie! Thanks! 😀


72 Angel7 June 27, 2011 at 3:42 pm

I love berries, too, and the antioxidants they have in them are so good for you!

Last week or so, I bought a container of raspberries and a container of blackberries when they were on sale, and then went back to the store and bought two more containers of raspberries. Our 3 year-old daughter loves raspberries so much that she would eat a whole container of them if I let her :)


73 Fran June 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I’ve really gotten into berries lately too. I need to get to our local produce stand to get some blueberries that I can freeze. Earlier in the year I found a bag of frozen blueberries from 2 years ago. They had to be because I didn’t freeze any last summer. I was worried to use them but decided I would. Put them in my oatmeal and they were as good as if they were fresh from the farm stand! Amazing! I need to stock up!


74 Mary June 27, 2011 at 6:44 pm

I just tried my first Dough Boy Smoothie this AM, and made almost the same bowl (except mine had half a banana and no yogurt – still great though!). I also LOVE berries. This is the best time of the year.


75 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 27, 2011 at 7:48 pm

I love berries too! Unfortunately the only ones that are in season here right now are strawberries… and I’m starting to get sick of them. I can’t wait til raspberries are ready in 2 weeks! 😀


76 [email protected] June 27, 2011 at 8:02 pm

This looks so yummy and easy to make, but I am SO lazy! I wish my husband would make stuff like this, he’s the chef, so then I just defer to him. I guess I should be a big girl and try to eat some new (healthier) things like this, especially now that I’m off for the summer and I have more free time. Sort of.


77 Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee June 27, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Wow I’ve heard of your dough smoothies but never looked on the recipe page to find one! you should make brownie batter flavored dough boys. it would be just like licking the bowl after putting brownies in to bake!! :)


78 KathEats June 28, 2011 at 8:39 am

Ooooooo brownie batter!! I’m not the biggest chocolate craver in the mornings so I haven’t wanted to do that, but I totally should!


79 Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well. June 28, 2011 at 8:49 am

I am a huge berry fan!!! I just picked about a gallon of blackberries and black raspberries off our property :) I’m so excited to make cobbler and jam this week!!! We also have some red raspberry bushes growing, so hopefully I’ll be able to get a good amount from there too. I love the smoothie- I will definitely be trying this soon!


80 Aly August 22, 2011 at 6:01 pm

This. looks. heavenly. For a few reasons of mine:
A. I’m a huge fan of overnight oats, and this takes a nice spin on that :)
B. I <3 berries and I happened to stock up on some frozen ones
C. I have all of these ingredients right now
What I've deduced from the above three points is that this will definitely be made sometime this week for breakfast :) Thanks!


81 Andrea May 1, 2013 at 6:23 am

This is such a delicious smoothie! Love your dough boy smoothies Kath.


Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: