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Remember last week when I made that hummus by hand and told you I didn’t own a food processor or blender? Well, guess what. I got a food processor AND blender this weekend! It’s really one appliance that has both attachments, so now I’m going to be chopping and blending everything in sight. (I actually chopped my finger on the blender blade the first time I got it out of the dishwasher, but I’m hoping to stick to only blending food going forward.) Just think of the healthy smoothies I can make now! Kale and apple all around! Oh, except one thing. My kids don’t even want to be in the same room as a green smoothie. My littlest one’s favorite color is green, so maybe I could get him on board, but my oldest is not having it. Looks like I need to get creative. I grew up drinking Carnation Instant Breakfast in the mornings. There is nothing better than calling a tall glass of chocolate milk breakfast. OK, actually there is something better: Calling a tall chocolate milkshake breakfast! That’s what my boys called these protein smoothies, and they had no idea what a nutritious beverage they were slurping down. Carnation Breakfast Essentials is packed with 21 vitamins and minerals, 13 grams of protein, plus calcium on its own, so just stirring a packet into milk is a great way to start your day. With this chocolate smoothie, I also added more protein with Greek yogurt and threw in avocado for some healthy fats too. A filling breakfast is so important for kids when they are headed off to school, especially since mine often don’t eat much at lunch. I picked up the variety pack of Breakfast Essentials at Safeway, and with all these flavors and my blender, the possibilities are endless! I can’t wait to make strawberry and vanilla breakfast shakes too, and my personal favorite flavor has always been chocolate malt. I think I’ll be hiding the chocolate malt packets and making myself Coffee Chocolate Malt Shakes for a treat after the boys leave for school! You can find lots more recipe ideas at the Carnation site. You can follow them on Facebook too for games, recipes, and more!
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