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Mocha Banana Smoothie
It’s soooo good for you!
But… it’s so hard for me. Breakfast foods aren’t my favorite. I always am underwhelmed by the options but I know I need to eat. I usually chomp on some toast while making a “real” breakfast for my daughter in the mornings just to get something in my belly. When I was pregnant with P, I was so sick that I couldn’t eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I snacked on crackers and peppermints. Early on in my pregnancy someone recommended I try Carnation Breakfast Essentials, if I could stomach it, because it’s packed with nutrients.
I tried out Carnation Breakfast Essentials and was able to mix the vanilla into a strawberry banana smoothie. I loved that even though I wasn’t able to eat much I was still getting some good vitamins and nutrients.
I’m back on the Carnation Breakfast Essentials wagon now that I’m a busy toddler mama. This time around I’m getting bit more creative with my smoothies.
My favorite drink ever is a mocha banana smoothie. I love iced coffee, especially in the summer time and this drink is a nice little blended coffee with a twist.
I grabbed the Rich Milk Chocolate flavor of Carnation Breakfast Essentials from Safeway along with some bananas.
I added in some cold brew coffee, the packet of Carnation Breakfast Essentials, and ice.
This Mocha Banana Smoothie is such an easy and delicious way to get in those nutrients for the day and so refreshing! Some days I even leave out the coffee so I can share with my little girl. She thinks it’s such a “treat.”
- 1 c. cold brewed coffee
- 1 packet of Carnation Breakfast Essentials Rich Milk Chocolate
- 1 medium banana
- 1 c. ice
- ½ c. of milk or half and half (optional for a creamier smoothie)
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.