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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Except it isn’t. For me. Unless I’m talking to my 8-year old daughter.
Truth be told, I dread breakfast.
Okay, well, that’s not entirely true. I do love those “terrible for you” breakfasts – the ones with fluffy pancakes and melted butter or 10 pieces of extra crispy bacon.
It’s just that breakfast was always a struggle when I was a kid. My parents didn’t understand and I would find myself sitting at the kitchen table with scrambled eggs on my plate, getting colder by the minute. And then there was the dreaded “timer”. Tell me I’m not the only one who was so horribly challenged with breakfast that there was an audible deadline.
Enter the college years and I was FINALLY in control of my own breakfast…..or the lack therof. I would often skip breakfast entirely. Not much has changed, even though I’m married and have a family of my own.
BUT…..I’m determined to make a change.
I drink liquids all day long – water, etc., so if I could “drink” breakfast, I think I wouldn’t be as tempted skip it. So I am taking the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® 7-Day Breakfast Challenge!
I’m so ready with Day 1 and since my heart is really into this, I’ve created a recipe named the Chocolate Strawberry Sweetheart Smoothie!
But first, I needed to gather my ingredients.
I made a quick stop to my local Kroger to search for Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder, one of my main ingredients. Best of all, it was on sale. See those sale tags? Gotta love it.
TIP: At Kroger if you see a tag that says 2 for $3, you don’t need to buy 2 in order to get the $1.50 price. Good to know – discovered this years ago!
I wasn’t sure exactly which aisle in our new Kroger store to find Carnation Breakfast Essentials®, but it didn’t take to long to figure it out.
Any guesses? Yes, the cereal aisle – at the very end!
Now it’s Smoothie Time!
1 Packet – Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder
1 cup Strawberries (hulled – removing leaves & tiny core)
1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/2 cup Ice Cubes
Add all ingredients into blender and mix.
Voila! There couldn’t be an easier breakfast and I guess that’s what this busy mom loves most of all. Day 1 of the 7-Day Breakfast Challenge is a huge success! It’s 9am and I’ve had breakfast! (The crowd cheers wildly)
Carnation Breakfast Essentials® is encouraging everyone to get into a better breakfast. Take the 7-Day Breakfast Challenge and enjoy a nutritious breakfast every day for 7 days. Complete simple breakfast missions through the end of February for chances to win prizes!
Why don’t you join me in the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® 7-Day Breakfast Challenge?
Ready to get started? Follow these easy steps
1. Sign up at CarnationBreakfastChallenge.com.
2. Complete a simple yet fun breakfast mission for a chance to win. New prizes revealed every day!
3. 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!
4. 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 find many products like the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder, which I used for my recipe, or for an even quicker breakfast try Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-to-Drink Bottles.
Be sure to visit Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Facebook Page for encouragement and recipe ideas too.
Now…..I need more ideas!
What’s your favorite smoothie?