Chocolate Berry Banana Smoothie

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With a soon to be 2 yr old and a 6 mth old, breakfasts in my house, for me anyways, sometimes do not happen. By the time I get both girls up, get them breakfast, and all settled for the day, I just forget about something for myself. I have been trying to get up early so I can have a little time to myself before all the craziness begins and try to eat breakfast but  sometimes other things still take priority.
That is where Carnation Breakfast Essentials comes in. It is the perfect addition to my morning routine so I make sure I am getting the proper nutrition I need to keep up with two growing girls all day long. It contains 21 Vitamins and Minerals, 13g of Protein, and as much Calcium as a 6 oz cup of yogurt. That sure is good for this momma! 
I picked up some Carnation Breakfast Essentials at my local Safeway store and decided to use it to make a yummy smoothie. It is quick, easy, and oh so good! 
And I have to admit, I like fruit but I don’t eat them nearly enough so the smoothie is one way that I am getting the fruits I need without just eating them out right. And I may throw in a few fruits that I don’t like but who doesn’t like fruit and chocolate?! 😉
This smoothie is so easy and can be made for just yourself or your whole family! 
 Here is how I made it:
-Carnation Breakfast Essentials- I bought the container of Rich Milk Chocolate Powder but they have many options, even a variety pack!
 -6 Strawberries
-Half a Banana
– 1/2 cup of Milk
-A few Ice Cubes

*** Just double the recipe if you are making this for more than one person. I used the whole banana and a few more strawberries and then about a full cup to a cup and a half of milk since I was making this for myself, Travis, and Miss P. ***
 Chop up the fruit and get your Carnation Breakfast Essential all ready to go for the blender.
 Throw all the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.
 That’s it!
Pour into a glass and enjoy! 

Miss P (and her wild and crazy morning hair) was really excited about her smoothie! 
I don’t have to sneak fruits into her diet though… this girl loves them!!

Travis enjoyed it just as much and since it is fast and easy, he could definitely make one for himself before running out the door for work.

Carnation Breakfast Essentials comes in a variety of flavors to satisfy anyone’s tastes buds
such as Rich Milk Chocolate, Classic French Vanilla, Classic Chocolate Malt, Dark Chocolate, Strawberry Sensation, and the Variety Pack (which has multiple flavors).
You can find numerous Smoothie Recipes on the Carnation Breakfast Essentials website that could help with your crazy morning routines while you are still getting all the nutrition you and your family needs.
And drop by the Carnation Breakfast Essentials Facebook page to keep up with the latest information. 


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