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I see sunshine! I see sunshine! When the sun comes out so does my coffee cubes. It’s also means its time for me to share some new healthy breakfast drink recipes. You guys know I sure love breakfast smoothies!
I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret. I hate cooking breakfast during the week. I may work from home but I only have a short amount of time in the morning to get everything done that I need to before starting my work day. I don’t want to spend my time in the kitchen cooking up eggs and bacon or creating giant Irish omelets. No sir. No thanks. I’ll save those special breakfast moments for the weekend when we can all sit down, relax, and enjoy.
Instead, I want my morning meals to be quick, but full of vitamins and minerals. I am a sucker for a good smoothie, but I also like to mix things up a bit. It’s also no big secret that I am a coffee and tea junkie. So what’s a girl to do when she wants her coffee but needs her smoothie? She combines the two. Not only does it taste amazing, it has fewer calories than coffee shops and its much more budget friendly. Plus, it saves me a ton of time.
Carnation Breakfast Essentials® has been a staple in my life since I was a kid. It was my moms go-to breakfast and she even enjoyed it in the evenings when she made chocolate malts. For me, it only seems natural that I keep some Carnation Breakfast Essentials® in my home too. The packages are pre measured with the right amount of mix, so I can just open, dump, and go.
You won’t find these guys in the diet section or with the other powders. I grab these guys from the cereal aisle of my local Kroger.
Double Mocha Iced Coffee
I use my French press to make coffee. Whenever I have a little bit leftover either in my mug or in the press, I put it in an ice cube tray. When my ice cube tray is full I pop them out and put them in a freezer bag.
This is how I make my iced coffee. I won’t use regular ice cubes unless I am coffee free because they just water down my coffee.
To make a Double Mocha Iced Coffee I brew some coffee and let it cool. Or, you can keep it warm but it will mix best if you let it cool down a bit. Pour it into a shaker bottle with the wire ball. Add the packet of Carnation Breakfast Essentials® (I used the Sugar Free variety for this one.) Shake to blend well. In your coffee mug, travel mug or glass add 3-5 coffee cubes. Pour the Carnation mix over the coffee cubes. Enjoy.
If you have a little extra time in your day check out this recipe with Carnation Breakfast Essentials®:
For the chia:
1/2 c coconut milk
1/2 c water
3 tbs chia
this makes the whole jar.
To make a shake:
1 packet sugar- free Carnation Breakfast Essentials®
1/2 of the chia mix jar + 1 cup water or coconut milk
To make the pudding:
add 1 packet to 1/2 of the jar, enjoy with a spoon
Family Favorite Chocolate Malt
This recipe is really simple. Follow the directions for the chocolate banana ice cream. But instead of adding the cocoa powder, use one packet of chocolate Carnation Breakfast Essentials®.
Carnation Breakfast Essentials® comes in three yummy flavors; chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. Buy any 2 Carnation Breakfast Essentials products to enter this special promotion.
Get a clear photo of your entire receipt and then text with keyword BREAKFAST to 811811 for submission instructions or email it to redeem@CarnationFreeBreakfast.com or upload your receipt to the website. You will receive a code back once the receipt has been verified that you can share with your friends and family for a free breakfast! (up to a $7.99 value). Participants can enter by texting a number, emailing, or uploading a photo of the receipt to the website.
I’m sharing my breakfast and you can too! Carnation Breakfast Essentials® will donate $25,000 to Feeding America to help those in need. Check out more information on the website or on the Facebook page.
Adriana Martin says
Very nice thanks for making a recipe that smoothie looks very yummy #client
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Thanks for sharing this great recipe. I’m in love with iced coffee. Yum!
Tanya C. says
Thank you for making the directions easy to follow with illustrations, I’m looking forward to making the ice cube coffee for the first time this weekend when it’s warm out 😀
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I am ALL FOR a smoothie in the morning. I am not big on food early in the morning, so smoothies are a great option for me.
Great recipe for breakfast! I forget that Carnation makes these. My mom just to buy these for us as kids so she knew we had something decent in our bellies before school!
Christy Maurer says
That looks like a super easy and super yummy breakfast! I haven’t ever had this product, but it looks good.
I love iced coffee, too and I don’t like a watered down coffee or smoothies, either. Your recipe looks so refreshing!
Tiaras & Tantrums says
my husband just introduced me to breakfast smoothies. My daughters and I have been having great fun coming up with new recipes
Cherri Megasko says
I have used Carnation Breakfast Essentials for a long time now, but I’ve never used it to make a coffee drink. Your double mocha iced coffee sounds fantastic. I can’t wait to try it!
Lisa @bitesforbabies says
I love chia and I love chocolate and espresso! I make chia pudding often for the kids but never thought to add some espresso to mine for a nice pick-me-up in the morning, lol!
A good smoothie is a must-have for breakfast and it’s a great way to kickstart the day. I would love to try those interesting flavors especially chocolate and strawberry.
I’ve started making smoothies every morning. I love them but I’m so not a coffee drinker. This looks super good. The chocolate looks amazing. I would love to try this and see what i could come up with for it. Chia is so interesting to me…. I need to add it to more!
Mistee Dawn says
Yum! That looks so delicious. My hubby loves these things. I will have to make this for him.
Aisha Kristine Chong says
Ohh this makes me wonder what it taste like – it got me curious.
I am so addicted to iced coffee right now, it is one of those things I love to have!
Shaney Vijendranath says
That’s one thing I miss this pregnancy… Coffee! My husband will enjoy this, he loves coffee more than me.
Fi Ní Neachtáin says
I’m not a coffee fan at all. My other half drinks gallons of the stuff though. I’ll have to show him this.
Jessica Simms says
This looks healthy and satisfying, I will have to make this for my mom she loves iced coffee.
I don’t know what’s going on but I’ve developed an addiction for iced coffee.
Liz Leiro says
This sounds like a very refreshing drink for coffee-lovers! I really like that you save your leftover coffee by making it into ice cubes, I think I will pass that tip to my mom because my dad is a huge coffee drinker. Thanks!
Ann Bacciaglia says
This looks like a delicious breakfast. I will have to get some Carnation Breakfast Essentials so i can try this.
This recipe looks like it’s a good one! I personally think coffee is disgusting, but I have a lot of coworkers that would enjoy this.
I love iced coffee so that sounds like a winner to me. Great idea for the ice cubes!
My coffee has to be hot, black, and in a mug for me to be able to enjoy it. However, that chocolate malt sounds like a bang-up idea!
Kelly Hutchinson says
I have not had a good iced coffee in so long! This makes me long for one and I am so going to try this recipe.
oooooo This mocha iced coffee sounds pretty amazing!!! I need all the Caffeine I can get in The morning! Yummy!
Camesha | Mama Motivator says
I used to buy these years ago. Not sure why I stopped. This looks delicious!
Amby Felix says
You know something? I had no idea that these were still around! Really great recipe and I will keep this product in mind. Seems like it’s been ages since I’ve had this yummy stuff! ^_^