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Chocolate Strawberry Spinach Smoothie Recipe – made with Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder in chocolate, frozen strawberries, spinach, banana and almond milk. Perfect for a nutritious and delicious breakfast.carnation-breakfast-chocolate-strawberry-spinach-smoothie

I know I’ve told you before, but I was never a breakfast person. Not until recently. I now love breakfast and can’t even imagine life without it. This Chocolate Strawberry Spinach Smoothie has been one of my favorite breakfasts lately.

Carnation Breakfast Essentials® is encouraging everyone to get into a better breakfast routine. I decided to take the 7-Day Breakfast Challenge and enjoy a nutritious breakfast every day for 7 days. And I’m very happy I took the challenge. I’ve felt great ever since.

Let me tell you, I used to skip breakfast all the time! I’ll  wake up, make a cup of coffee and take the dog for a walk. Then when I’m back I’ll start working on the computer and do not remember to eat something for 2-3 hours. Then it is time for a workout or to go out and run some errands and that’s when I realized I haven’t had breakfast yet. This is so wrong!


If my story sounds familiar, you might be interested to take the challenge and try their products!

I decided to change things and this was the best decision I’ve ever made. Thanks to the Carnation 7-Day Challenge! I did take the challenge. I used Carnation Breakfast Essentials® powder in a breakfast recipe for 7 days.

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I went to my local Walmart and found everything I needed for my recipe. I found the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® powder and Ready-to-Drink Bottles at the front of the cereal aisle. Creating the recipe was super easy for me, but I did need to follow some guidelines.


There are three powders to choose from – chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. I chose chocolate. I made a chocolate strawberry spinach smoothie. It has the perfect flavor and texture. It takes just minutes to make with easy to find ingredients, which you probably already have.

Now, when I wake up, I do have a coffee, but I also make a nutritious smoothie for breakfast. You can also take this smoothie to work, if you’d like to.

I feel so much better now, after completing the challenge. I take my time to enjoy my breakfast, then I take the dog for a walk and start working after that. I don’t feel rushed and I definitely don’t feel hungry!

Along with the 7-Day Breakfast Challenge there is a sweepstakes happening.

Ready to get started? Follow these easy steps:

1. Sign up at

2. Complete a simple yet fun breakfast mission for a chance to win. New prizes will be revealed every day!

3. Come back any day in February to complete missions and see new prizes. The prizes range from a Fitbit to a GoPro and other awesome stuff!

4. Head to your favorite store to purchase a Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Nutritional Product and upload your receipt for five extra entries per day.

I signed up and I’ve done some missions already. I learned some interesting information about Food Protein Groups. I also took a quiz to find out which flavor I am and I am “strawberry sensation”.

I set a goal to drink more water and stay hydrated. I set a goal to limit the snoozes in the morning to just one! I took a morning routine survey.

Do you have your own tips for a great morning? I’m still enjoying the 7-Day Challenge and hope you also give it a try!

For more inspiration, visit Carnation® Breakfast’s Facebook Page.

Looking for more smoothie recipes? Check these out: Refreshing Honeydew Chia Smoothie and Sweet Cherry Lime Smoothie.

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5 from 3 votes

Chocolate Strawberry Spinach Smoothie Recipe

By Lyubomira from CookingLSL
Chocolate Strawberry Spinach Smoothie Recipe - made with Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder in chocolate, frozen strawberries, spinach, banana and almond milk. Perfect for a nutritious and delicious breakfast.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1 pack Carnation Breakfast Essentials Powder in Chocolate
  • 1 cup milk, (I used almond milk)
  • 1 large banana, (can use frozen)
  • 3-4 small frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/4 cup low fat yogurt
  • 1-2 tsp maple syrup
  • cacao nibs and chia seeds for garnishing, (optional)


  • In a blender combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.


Calories: 314kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 28mg, Sodium: 161mg, Potassium: 971mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 35g, Vitamin A: 1875IU, Vitamin C: 14.5mg, Calcium: 403mg, Iron: 0.7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
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Hi! I'm Mira.

I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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  1. Welcome to the breakfast club, seriously it is THE most important meal of the day! This smoothie looks delicious Mira!

  2. Love your smoothie, Mira! The spinach adds a ton of amazing nutrients. And there’s chocolate, so really, I’m all set!

  3. I can be so bad about forgetting to make something for breakfast too. I do love smoothies because they’re so easy and you can take them on the go! Love the chocolate and strawberries in this one!

  4. Yay for getting on board with breakfast, Mira! This smoothie looks like the perfect way to start the morning! Love the strawberries and chocolate combo!

  5. I am a big fan of smoothies, and this pale green smoothie looks so healthy and delicious, Mira. Pinning!

  6. I used to be bad about not having a filling breakfast. This looks like a perfect option – smoothies are the best!

  7. what a great idea! I’m eating my porridge while I read this and your breakfast looks much yummier than mine! thanks for sharing at our #OTM link up ~ Leanne