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My Luke is graduating from Kindergarten today and as sad as I am to see him continue to grow up so quickly, I’m happy that I won’t be fighting the good fight each morning when I have to try to convince him to eat breakfast. It has been a serious bone of contention these past ten months and I’ve been wracking my brain to figure out a good, healthy solution. Of course, now that his school year is coming to a close, I’ve found a serious winner. No worries though — I’m happy to share my recipe for the Berry Chocolate Banana Shake today!
I remember The Husband drinking Carnation Breakfast Essentials back when we were dating and since Luke seems to automatically love everything his dad does, I went to my local Kroger (also known as Fry’s ’round my parts) to see if I might be able to find it. Success! I knew that the Carnation Breakfast Essentials would be convenient, easy to make, and nutritious for all ages; I just didn’t realize how healthy it’d be for him too. Each serving is packed with 21 vitamins and minerals and 13 grams of protein so now I can be sure that even if he consumes nothing else in the morning, he’ll be starting his day off right. Another bonus: the Carnation Breakfast Essentials come in a variety of awesome flavors like Rich Milk Chocolate, Classic French Vanilla, Classic Chocolate Malt, Dark Chocolate, and Strawberry Sensation.
I’ve never met a kid that *doesn’t* enjoy chocolate milk so I chose the Rich Milk Chocolate flavor as a base for his breakfast shakes. Smart, right?
I made sure that I included some of Luke’s favorite foods that I never have to question if he’ll consume them: bananas, strawberries, and blueberries and when paired with the chocolate-y goodness of the Carnation Breakfast Essentials, I knew it would be right up his alley. So you ready to find out how to recreate this bad boy for yourself or your littles?
1 pkt. Carnation Breakfast Essentials, Rich Milk Chocolate flavor
3/4 c. milk
1/2 c. ice
1/3 banana sliced, frozen
3 large strawberries sliced, frozen
1/4 c. blueberries, frozen
Helpful hint: I pre-sliced the fruit for multiple shakes and placed them in baggies in the freezer so they are already pre-portioned for when I make the next one.
Place all items together in a blender and blend until the shake is smooth. Pour into a glass and serve cold.
Luke was more than a little cranky from his last action-packed week of Kindergarten and didn’t cooperate for pictures although he adored his shake; Reagan, on the other hand, was more than happy to take her brother’s place. Thank heaven for her! I’ve got big plans to put this shake in popsicle molds for the summer. Hello, cool mom move — popsicles for breakfast!
If my Berry Chocolate Banana Shake isn’t quite your style, you can use Carnation Breakfast Essentials Powder to make multiple smoothies and lucky for you, you can find all of those recipes HERE. Additionally, look for Carnation Breakfast Essentials offers HERE. I mean, who doesn’t love a discount?!
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