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Busy mornings are typical around our house. I used to find myself skipping breakfast for the sake of getting everyone ready and that’s just no good. I started coming up with some easy breakfast ideas for myself to make sure I fit it in each day. A long list of smoothie recipes quickly became part of my breakfast solution. With a personal blender, that doubles as a to-go cup, I can easily make my breakfast and literally go -without much clean up or mess.
Carnation Breakfast Essentials makes my smoothies even better. Not only does it serve as an easy ingredient, it adds a lot of nutritional value. Try 21 minerals & vitamins, 13 g. of protein and as much calcium as a 6 0z. cup of yogurt. Kinda perfect. Carnation Breakfast Essentials Powders come in a variety of flavors, but I’m partial to the chocolate varieties (dark and milk chocolate).
While shopping at Walmart, I recently picked up the Rich Milk Chocolate flavor and decided to make a Chocolate Cherry Smoothie (with hidden greens).
I love cherries and the flavor combination with the chocolate of the powder is great! It’s also something that my kids love. They enjoy helping to make the smoothies and sampling the healthy ingredients!
Tip: Making Smoothies is great for picky eaters! I usually allow my kids to choose their ingredients and sample everything. I find they are more eager to try new fruits and veggies this way!
With this simple smoothie recipe, the wonderful flavors help to conceal a serving of spinach. (Shh! Don’t tell my kids!) I also choose to use Almond Milk to help make this smoothie low in calories.
To make, simply add all of your ingredients to your blender and blend/pulse until the desired consistency is reached. I have added greek yogurt to this for an even thicker shake, but adding extra ice will also achieve that same effect.
Carnation Breakfast Essentials can be used to make so many types of smoothies. You can check out some more of their smoothie recipes by visiting their website.
Interested in picking up some Carnation Breakfast Essentials? The next time you’re at Walmart, be sure to use this coupon to get a great deal.