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I am not a morning person. But, I am a mom, which means I have to pretend to be a morning person on school days. Part of that means making sure my kids have a nutritious breakfast to start their day.
I want something easy and quick that’s also good for my kids. And on top of that, they like variety. There’s only so many days in a row that you can eat cereal or frozen waffles before you’re sick of it.
I think I’ve got a solution! I found Carnation Breakfast Essentials at Safeway and realized I can make all kinds of smoothies for breakfast, and it will just take minutes! From blueberry to chocolate peanut butter, I can whip up a smoothie that everybody likes, and it only takes a couple of minutes. Not only is this great for my kids, it’s also perfect to send with my husband on his long commute.
I got a little inspiration for a smoothie from one of my favorite drinks, an Orange Julius, and one of my favorite fruits, blood oranges. Add some strawberries and some vanilla yogurt, and you’ve got an amazing smoothie!
You are going to love this! It tastes so good. It’s full of fruit and yogurt, and is perfect to start the day. Not only is it easy to make, it’s also packed with:
- 21 Vitamins & Minerals
- 13 g of Protein
- as much Calcium as a 6 oz cup of yogurt
Yields 4 cups
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups ice
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
- 3/4 cup blood orange juice
- 1 giant strawberry (or 2-3 normal-sized ones)
- 1 package of Classic French Vanilla Carnation Breakfast Essentials powder
- Juice 2-3 blood oranges (or regular oranges). Then, strain juice.
- In the blender add milk, yogurt, orange juice, sliced strawberry, ice, and 1 package of French Vanilla Breakfast Essentials.
- Pulse for a minute or two until ice is completely crushed.
- Pour 1 cup per glass.
You can find Carnation Breakfast Essentials powder in a variety of flavors like Rich Milk Chocolate, Classic French Vanilla, Classic Chocolate Malt, Dark Chocolate, Strawberry Sensation, and there’s even a Variety Pack with multiple flavors.
Want more smoothie ideas? Go here to find a ton of recipes for smoothies with Carnation Breakfast Essentials.