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Breakfast has always been a challenge for me as a mom. I usually drink a protein shake and then I give the kids cereal EVERY SINGLE day. My son doesn’t even like milk with his cereal, so I wanted to find a way into ‘tricking’ him into drinking milk. I also wanted to add some fruit to our daily breakfast. When I heard about Carnation Breakfast Essentials®, I was excited to add calcium, vitamins and protein to our breakfast… along with some fruit! That is why I came up with the Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie for my family and we tried it out for a 7 Day Challenge!
And, you know what? We all passed the 7 Day Challenge! And you can, too by entering the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Sweepstakes below:
- Sign up at CarnationBreakfastChallenge.com.
- Complete a simple yet fun breakfast mission for a chance to win. New prizes will be revealed every day!
- Come back any day in February to complete missions and see new prizes. The prizes range from a Fitbit to a GoPro and other awesome stuff!
- Head to your favorite store to purchase a Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Nutritional Product and upload your receipt for five extra entries per day.
You can make breakfast nutritious yet fun at your house, too! I decided to go with a Valentine’s theme for our smoothies and set up a paper heart banner that I had made several weeks ago. I then whipped up the smoothie and put it in clear glasses with fun strays and magnetic heart clips!
I believe the presentation made the drink even better!
I found these chalkboard heart clips at Walmart and they were so fun to personalize for the drinks. I am sure I’ll find a lot of other uses for them, too. I also used some fun straws and cut them with fabric scissors to shorten them.
I nestled this extra clip in with some strawberries for an added touch.
We definitely all loved this Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie for breakfast! Yum!
Of course, I did all of my shopping for these Carnation Essential Powders® and Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-to-Drink Bottles at Walmart. I found them in the Grocery section under Breakfast. The Carnation Essential Powders® come in multiple flavors such as Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla. The powder is also offered in regular or sugar free.
Cut the stems off of the strawberries.
Add 1 cup of milk to the strawberries.
Blend up the smoothie, I used my Ninja.
This is optional, but it helps when you’re trying to get your kids to eat something nutritious! I added some Valentine sprinkles to the rims of the glasses.
I dolled up the glass with a chalkboard pin and fun straws. It was a HUGE hit with the kids.
As a busy mom, sometimes I like to work out first thing in the morning. I usually run on the treadmill or I do a workout DVD. I love that I can enjoy a Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-To-Drink bottle before my workout. It helps give me a little extra energy before and after my workout, so that I can get my kids up and ready for their day!
It is nice to have two options for breakfast with Carnation Breakfast Essentials®.
Also, be sure to check out Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Facebook page to learn more about their products.
Are you ready to take the 7-Day Challenge with Carnation Breakfast Essentials®? How do you make your mornings easier? What tips do you have for enjoying a more nutritious breakfast?