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Breakfast around here can pretty hectic. Half of the time the kids prefer some dry cereal in a cup, but often times I worry that they aren’t getting as many nutritious ingredients that they should be. Plus, I like to get creative and make breakfast fun.
I went shopping the other day at Vons, my local Safeway store, and picked up some Carnation Breakfast Essentials to make the girls some fun breakfast for the weekend!
Carnation Breakfast Essentials come in so many delicious flavors like Rich Milk Chocolate, Classic French Vanilla, Classic Chocolate Malt, Dark Chocolate, Strawberry Sensation, but I always grab the variety pack, which comes with them all because I like to have options! You can totally make smoothies using these guys, but I wanted to change it up, and bend the rules of breakfast by making some yummy breakfast popsicles! Since it’s been so hot lately, I figured why not?
I usually just mix mine with some almond milk and I’m done, but kids aren’t as keen on that. We decided on what flavors we wanted and picked our “mix-ins”. We opted for Milk Chocolate Coconut Banana, Strawberries and Cream and Creamsicle 50/50 Bars! Don’t those sound better than a smoothie? I thought so!
We used our popsicle maker than I used in the post about Salted Caramel Popsicles, but you can use any kind of pop mold, maker, or even some paper cups and popsicle sticks! Make them the night before if you aren’t using an instant maker to make sure they’re ready for breakfast!
Mix up your Carnation Breakfast Essentials packs in the flavors you want, making sure to stir until everything is really well incorporated.
Add your mix-ins, and stir! Then pour into your molds and freeze until set! Voila! Breakfast popsicles!
Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder provides the following nutritional benefits:
- 21 Vitamins & Minerals
- 13g of Protein
- As Much Calcium as a 6 oz cup of yogurt
So you can offer up a Breakfast Popsicle without the guilt! And your kids will EAT THEM UP! Use Almond milk or coconut milk for a creamier consistency and more protein! Play with the flavors and have fun! This is a great project for kids and mine had a blast!
Abbey’s favorite is Strawberry!
What’s your favorite flavor? What creations would you make?