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A quick and easy healthy breakfast smoothie that tastes just like a chocolate covered strawberry! This Dark Chocolate Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie will rock your world!
Is anyone else like super-ridiculously-overly happy that the weather is getting warmer and that it’s light out both when you wake up AND when you get out of work? This type of weather makes me want to get outside and go for a run.
But then I remember how much I don’t like running.
That’s Asheley’s thing. And I’m not the type of guy to intrude on her thing. That would just be rude.
I do try to get moving a bit more in these warmer months. And once in awhile, I’ll even go for a run. A short run. But a run nonetheless. And really, I’ll go for a run just so I can come home and have a breakfast smoothie. It’s my motivation and reward for getting my behind in gear.
Anyone else semi-obsessed with chocolate covered strawberries? I could easily down two (dozen) of them without coming up for air. I go all Homer Simpson style up on them. It’s not pretty, but it sure is enjoyable.
Enjoyable on my part. Not the people watching me inhale them.
So when I was picking up Carnation Breakfast Essentials at Walmart the other day, I knew I wanted to try a chocolate flavor. I could totally hide my chocolate covered strawberry obsession under the guise of “being healthy and having a smoothie”. Asheley wouldn’t know what hit her.
But then I saw all the different flavors they offer. Milk and dark chocolate. French vanilla. Strawberry. And even chocolate malt. I couldn’t just try one flavor. I wanted them all.
Ah, the variety pack. Gosh I love the invention of the variety pack. I’m a big fan of flavor diversification.
If you want to enter glorious smoothie overload, there’s a whole lot more recipes to keep your breakfast routine busy for weeks. I’m thinking of trying the Peach Melba or PB&J one next.
Super convienient. Maximum nutrition (21 vitamins and minerals, and a good amount of protein and calcium). That’s my type of breakfast.
Oh, and be smart. Use this Walmart Coupon to grab yourself a nifty little discount on Carnation Breakfast Essentials.
Dark Chocolate Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 2 (or 1 large smoothie)
- 1 packet Dark Chocolate Carnation Breakfast Essentials Complete Nutritional Drink
- 1 (5.3 ounce) container strawberry Greek yogurt (about 1/2-2/3 cup)
- 1 quart strawberries, hulled and frozen
- 1/2 cup milk or unsweetened almond milk
- Let frozen strawberries soften slightly (you can speed this up by microwaving for a few seconds).
- Combine the Dark Chocolate Carnation Breakfast Essentials packet, strawberry Greek yogurt, frozen strawberries, and milk in a blender on high speed until smooth. Divide between two glasses and enjoy.