Carnation Breakfast Essentials Classic French Vanilla
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How do you like to start your mornings? I don’t always feel like eating something, but I do enjoy a great tasting smoothie almost every morning. Colby and I got into that little “health kick” over the past year and I have really enjoyed the change. The health benefits alone have been worth it. And we recently discovered a new secret ingredient for our smoothies at Kroger: Carnation Breakfast Essentials®.

Carnation Breakfast Essentials Classic French Vanilla

Carnation Breakfast Essentials

Carnation Breakfast Essentials are a quick and easy solution for busy mornings. In our case, we head right down and get to work often working through breakfast. Making a delicious smoothie allows us to get work done… and make sure to get a healthy start to our day. Not to mention, they are available in several ready-to-drink shakes making it even easier to grab and go. And if you want something to “chew” for breakfast, grab a bar and you’re ready to go. There are a variety of ways to start your day off right with Carnation Breakfast Essentials.

making breakfast smoothies

As I mentioned, I prefer smoothies. I can throw a few ingredients into the blender and have a great tasting breakfast I can easily enjoy at my desk. I am a huge fan of Pina Colada flavors (coconut and pineapple), so Colby and I decided to see what we could come up with. A cup of this and that and we created a delicious Pina Colada Smoothie.

Pina Colada smoothie

Pina Colada Smoothie


  • 1 packet Carnation Breakfast Essentials Classic French Vanilla
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1½ cup crushed pineapple, with juice
  • ⅓ banana, sliced
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups ice, or based on consistency desired


  1. Blend Carnation Breakfast Essentials Classic French Vanilla and coconut milk together in blender.
  2. Add rest of ingredients and blend well. Add ice to desired consistency. Carnation Breakfast smoothie
  3. Serve and enjoy.

Wow. Cannot get easier than that! You are done and ready to start your day.

nutritious smoothie for kids

Carnation Breakfast Essentials are perfect for the whole family from kids to adults with 21 vitamins and minerals, 13 grams of protein, and as much calcium as a 6 oz cup of yogurt. Plus, they are available in a variety of great flavors that include:

  • Rich Milk Chocolate
  • Classic French Vanilla
  • Classic Chocolate Malt
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Strawberry Sensation

Not to mention you can find a variety pack with multiple flavors to mix it up a bit. Look for Carnation Breakfast Essentials offers here. You can also find more fabulous smoothie recipes on their website, as well as by liking Carnation Breakfast Essentials on Facebook.

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