Thursday, May 15, 2014

Chunky Monkey Breakfast Smoothie with Carnation Breakfast Essentials

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 I'm just not a big breakfast eater.

Can't do it.  I think my big problem is that I hate eggs, which are the basis of like 90% of breakfasts.

So when I breakfast comes along that I actually enjoy, I stick to it!

Chunky Monkey Breakfast Smoothie

The smoothie craze that's going on right now has been awesome for me.  You mean I get to drink something that tastes like a dessert and call it a healthy breakfast?  Yeah, sign me up.

Double points when that delicious breakfast packs a healthy punch too.  That's where Carnation Breakfast Essentials comes in!

Chunky Monkey Breakfast Smoothie with Carnation Breakfast Essentials

Carnation Breakfast Essentials is the perfect solution for a busy morning.  It's easy for either kids or adults to prepare and it's nutritious.  With 21 vitamins and minerals, 13 grams of protein, and as much calcium as a 6oz cup of yogurt in each serving, you're getting the nutrition that your body needs in the morning.

You're also getting a delicious, easy treat for breakfast.  Carnation Breakfast Essentials comes in delicious flavors like Rich Milk Chocolate, Strawberry Sensation, and Classic French Vanilla!

I've never thought of making Carnation Breakfast Essentials into a smoothie, but it's a crazy smart idea.  Why not load up your on-the-go breakfast with a punch of nutrition?

Chunky Monkey Breakfast Smoothie

This week, I used Carnation Breakfast Essentials to make a delicious Chunky Monkey Breakfast Smoothie.  Here's the recipe!

Chunky Monkey Breakfast Smoothie


1 pack Carnation Breakfast Essentials Rich Milk Chocolate powder
1 banana, frozen (do yourself a favor and peel it before freezing)
1/2 cup ice
2/3 cup skim milk
1/4 cup coffee, chilled
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter


Load everything into a blender and puree until smooth.  (Told you - super easy!)

Chunky Monkey Breakfast Smoothie

Starting your day off right in the nutrition department is important.  But nobody said it couldn't be delicious too!

I picked up my packs of Carnation Breakfast Essentials at Walmart.  If you're heading that way, make sure your print out this coupon for $1.00 off any Carnation Breakfast Essentials!

You can find more amazing recipes with Carnation Breakfast Essentials on their recipe site.  Also make sure to like their Facebook page for the latest updates from Carnation!


  1. A must try thanks for share! :)

  2. What a smart idea Thanks for linking it with TurnItUpTuesday!

  3. I'm not a big smoothie drinker, but my kids are and this is one that they would love. Pinning! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  4. I've been getting into doing smoothies for breakfast - will have to give this one a try! Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday Linky :-)

  5. Love smoothies and this one looks so good! Thanks is much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...