My Life of Travels and Adventures: Orange Vanilla Smoothie

Orange Vanilla Smoothie

15 May 2014

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I try really hard to be a morning person.  But when my morning starts at 6:10am thanks to an early wake up from a toddler, it is hard.  However the advantage of being able to run errands, grocery shop and be done by 8:30, is sometimes worth it. 

So when I saw the Carnation Breakfast Essentials at Walmart earlier this week, I knew this would make a perfect addition to my early mornings.  Each serving has 21 Vitamins and Minerals and13g of Protein, making this a healthy and easy breakfast option.  Bonus points for the Dark Chocolate flavor!
On one of my early morning grocery runs, I picked up some orange juice with this recipe in mind.  And let me tell you, it turned out even tastier than I imagined.  So without further ado...

Orange Vanilla Smoothies
1 packet Classic French Vanilla Carnation Breakfast Essentials 
3/4 C milk
3/4 C orange juice
1 (6oz) frozen orange cream yogurt
A few ice cubes

Place all of the ingredients in a blender.  Cover and blend until the mixture is smooth.  Serve immediately.   
If you don't have frozen yogurt, then just add a few more ice cubes. 

I love how quick and easy this is to make for breakfast.  Almost as much as I love the taste.  Almost.  And in case you were wondering, this makes for a perfect after dinner dessert and an after lunch dessert too!
If you have extra smoothie left over or decide to make a double batch, freeze the extra and make popsicles for a healthier alternative to store bought popsicles. 
Before you run out to buy all these ingredients, be sure to print off this coupon for the Carnation Breakfast Essentials at Walmart. 

Please visit the Carnation website for more great tasting recipes that use Carnation Breakfast Essentials and follow along with them on Facebook too!


  1. That really looks delicious. I would enjoy that along with my kids.

  2. I can't wait to try this! Love any orange flavor :) I featured it a the Inspiration Monday party!

  3. What a great idea to add them into the Popsicle molds. Thanks for sharing your recipe at the party. Adding to my drinks board on Pinterest.


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