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Strawberry Mocha Smoothie [featuring Carnation Breakfast Essentials]

Strawberry Mocha Smoothie

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!

Breakfast Essentials Strawberry Mocha Smoothie

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?

Jumpstart Mornings Breakfast Essentials

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!

Strawberry Mocha Smoothie Ingredients
Strawberry Smoothie Breakfast Essentials

Strawberry Mocha Smoothie

Strawberry Mocha Smoothie


  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 8 Frozen Strawberries
  • 1/2 tbsp Coffee Grounds [adjust to your taste - this is pretty strong]
  • 1/3 cup Carnation Breakfast Essentials


  1. Layer your ingredients in your blender and blend! ENJOY!

How would you take your Strawberry Mocha Smoothie – Heavy Strawberry, Heavy Coffee, or Heavy Chocolate?

Amber Ludwig

Monday 27th of April 2015

Oh this sounds AMAZING!!!! Im such a chocolate freak and this is a great wau to get it without tipping the scales ;) Thanks for the great recipe!!

Lisa R

Wednesday 10th of September 2014

This sounds delicious and probably very filling too

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Lara Clinton

Monday 30th of June 2014

This sounds delicious! I'll have to try this with my instant breakfast drink powder. I don't know why that didn't occur to me before. I love the idea of strawberries and chocolate together!

Amy Lovell

Monday 30th of June 2014

yumj! Sounds delicious! Will def be trying this


Friday 20th of June 2014

This looks yummy. My boys love Carnation Instant Breakfast, and we have fresh strawberries, we may have to try this out!

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