Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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Breakfast. It’s a word that sends shivers down my spine. I don’t do breakfast. I never have, really. Personally, I’ve never really eaten breakfast. I’ll enjoy a bowl of cereal as a midnight snack, but I’m just not hungry for it in the morning. I do feed my kids breakfast, however. It’s a do as I say not as I do that parents have the right to enforce. It has to be quick and easy, however. Which has usually meant pop tarts.

Until I met Carnation Breakfast Essentials at my local Walmart, which I was even able to purchase with a coupon for a $1 off!

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And the powder is really great for making a quick, easy, and nutritious breakfast. Add a few pieces of fruit, mix it up, and you have some delicious smoothies to start the day. You can use one container of Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder to make multiple smoothies, with all kinds of smoothie recipes to try.

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Mocha Berry Frappuccino Smoothie

Which, speaking of waking up. While I may not eat breakfast, I have nothing against drinking it. Thus, I’ve been playing around a bit to find a more adult smoothie that I really enjoy, with a hint of coffee because I need the kick. I think I’m on the right track with this Mocha Berry Frappuccino Smoothie.

3/4 cup strong coffee
3 tbsp granulated sugar
1 cup low-fat milk
2 cups ice
2 tbsp Carnation Breakfast Essential Powder
1/4 cup blueberries
whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup are optional

Mix together all ingredients in blender.

While I make mine with just a handful of blueberries, raspberries would probably be really good, too.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

My kids’ favorite is the Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie. With half a banana and some peanut butter, it’s a perfect mix of protein and vitamins. It’s also really easy to make. A great option for those of us who aren’t quite awake enough yet in the morning, but still want to give their kids a great breakfast.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes

Breakfast smoothie using Carnations Breakfast Essentials.


  • 1 cup fat free milk
  • 2 tbsp Carnation Breakfast Essential Powder
  • 1/3 banana
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter


  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and mix. Serve cold.

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  1. I need to turn my daughter on to these. She’s not much of a breakfast eater and I’m afraid that once she starts college in the fall it will get even worse – these though, she could make in her dorm room and grab and go as she’s heading out to class.

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