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We are a busy family let me tell you! I have a teen that I have to mom taxi every day to something. I have business appointments, doctor appointments you name it. We volunteer. I have a son living at home in college, and working his first internship. The list is never ending of all we have to do in week. We simply do not have a lot of time in the morning to cook a nutritious breakfast. But breakfast is so very important to fuel our day we simply can not ignore it. It is in fact the most important meal of the day after going all night with no food. Those days we did ignore breakfast, we paid the price later in the day. Sometimes we even would just grab donuts! I know, I know that's not good at all. So I ended up loving the idea of easy fast smoothies as the problem solver for us! I want to share with you one of my fast go to smoothies I like to do for hurried mornings. I love shopping at my Raleigh N.C. Kroger for my go to items. So I always stop in about every week for fresh veggies,fruits & Carnation Breakfast Essentials®.
I totally believe in prep work on your down time. When you prep ahead of time it can save you precious moments when you simply do not have it to spare. So I like to chop my fruits & veggies before hand, when I can.
Here is what you will need to make my busy morning smoothies for you and your family.
This is so yummy and easy as I watch my calories. With this breakfast if you add yogurt your total is only at 356.50 without it is even less. This week I opted out of yogurt but that changes from week to week.
I also want to share another tip to make your morning even faster. On your down time during the week, prep your fruits & veggies and freeze it in a jar or other container. You can freeze it alone or also go ahead and add milk too. If you add the milk, just be sure to pull it from the freezer the night before and sit it in the refrigerator to thaw out so you can just dump the contents into the blender with your Carnation Breakfast Essentials®!
So on your next busy morning just grab your prepared jar and add with the complete nutritional drink powder packet in your blender. My favorite flavor is the chocolate. Oh my! It is so good in the smoothie. I am telling ya having these jars prepared ahead of time saves so much chopping time in the A.M.! It's beautiful.
I want to point out if you do not want to use the power packets or run out you can also use the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-to-Drink Bottles in place of milk & the packets. Or some days if I skip my smoothie (not often) I just grab one of these little babies and I am off to the races all by itself. So do my kids. It is pure nutrition in a bottle ready for us! I just have a few chilling in the refrigerator at all times.
Recently, to have added motivation, I took the 7 day Carnation Breakfast Challenge. It has been so much fun doing the challenge each day,to motivate me on my journey. Not to mention each time you do a challenge you get entered in a sweepstakes to win cool prizes! It only takes a few minutes. The games are my favorite part of the challenges. Since starting this new morning breakfast routine I have now had enough motivation and time while the kids get ready to do a fast 250 jumping jacks (I am working my way up to more). I am so proud of myself! Now I am so pleased knowing me and my kids are getting 2x's the vitamin D than that of a plain glass of milk, 13 grams of protein and 21 vitamins & minerals without having to take a vitamin pill even. Not to mention the fabulous nutritional value of adding fresh fruits and veggies to the mix. You just can't go wrong using Carnation Breakfast Essentials® in a smoothie in the morning! I no longer have mom guilt for not having time to cook a full breakfast in the morning. We feel great starting our day healthier while saving time. It truly is a win win. Ok now I gotta go grab my smoothie and get out the door! Be sure to look below for how to join the challenge.
Ready to get started?
Follow these easy steps:
2. Complete a simple yet fun breakfast mission for a chance to win. New prizes will be 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.
So are you eating a nutritious meal in the morning? What are you doing to get a good start to your busy day?