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I’m quite the smoothie maker these days. ¬†Since adding the Ninja Ultima Blender to my countertop, it’s one of my favorite ways to sneak in a fresh, cold treat during the day. ¬†I know that lots of people enjoy a delicious smoothie for breakfast, but I often skip that route because I just can’t give up my morning cup of coffee. ¬†That is, until I created a delicious morning smoothie that’s perfect for me – my Strawberry Mocha Smoothie featuring Breakfast Essentials!
You see – if I am going to prefer another drink to my morning cup of joe – it better have some coffee right in it! ¬†There are a ton of variations you can do with this smoothie, but I prefer to keep it simple – it’s early in the morning, you know! ¬†And as of lately, I’ve been adding a bit extra to the frozen strawberries and almond milk combo – Carnation¬†Breakfast Essentials.
I picked up a canister of Carnation Breakfast Essentials at Walmart a few days ago, with a $1 off coupon in hand. ¬†I was amazed at the benefits of adding this nutrient packed drink mix into my morning routine. ¬†I’m talking 21 vitamins and minerals, 13g of Protein, and as much calcium as a 6oz cup of yogurt! ¬†Breakfast Essentials is a complete nutritional drink by itself – it easily dissolves in milk [the girls are loving it!], but I thought I could use the added benefits of so many vitamins and minerals to my already yummy smoothie. ¬†Plus, it’s chocolate, y’all! ¬†Enough said, right?
Although I admit, I rarely get to enjoy a deliciously creamy Strawberry Mocha Smoothie out of a mason jar on my back deck, it does happen… rarely. ¬†I’m usually sipping right out of my Ninja Single Serve Glass as I drive Sophia to preschool or chase Moreaya down the hall to get her clothes on for the day. ¬†That’s the beauty of motherhood!
Are you ready to enjoy a delicious Strawberry Mocha Smoothie?
- 1 cup Almond Milk
- 8 Frozen Strawberries
- ½ tbsp Coffee Grounds [adjust to your taste - this is pretty strong]
- ⅓ cup Carnation Breakfast Essentials
- Layer your ingredients in your blender and blend! ENJOY!
Of course, my Strawberry Mocha Smoothie isn’t the only way to enjoy Carnation Breakfast Essentials. ¬†Mix it with your choice of milk or check out even more smoothie recipes on the Carnation website.
How would you take your Strawberry Mocha Smoothie – Heavy Strawberry, Heavy Coffee, or Heavy Chocolate?