Chocolate Strawberry Spinach Smoothie Recipe
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.
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 CarnationBreakfastChallenge.com.
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.
Chocolate Strawberry Spinach Smoothie Recipe
- 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.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 314, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 28mg, Sodium: 161mg, Potassium: 971mg, Carbohydrates: 48g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 35g, Protein: 12g, Vitamin A: 1875%, Vitamin C: 14.5%, Calcium: 403%, Iron: 0.7%
Chocolate and strawberry is such a perfect combo, isn’t it. You can never have too many green smoothie recipes, either.
This is such a great way to get back into the breakfast habit! I love the combination of chocolate, strawberries and spinach. Such a pretty drink, too and sounds delicious!
I’m definitely guilty of just having coffee and heading out the door. Chocolate and strawberries are always a match made in heaven. This is such a great idea to add spinach for some extra hidden green veggie benefits!
Your story is my story! I need to get better about breakfast and your smoothie will be a great place for me to start!
Well, it seems I didn’t get the memo to use Carnation Breakfast Essentials today!!! 🙂 but I did make a smoothie bowl! 😛 this smoothie is gorgeous!!!!! SO PRETTY! I’ve got to get me some Carnation Breakfast Essentials!!!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but it is also the most overlooked meal. This smoothie would be great for a quick meal when you don’t have a lot of time. Love the flavor and the use of Carnation breakfast powder!
What a great idea to add Carnation breakfast essentials to a smoothie for extra nutrition.
I have always been a breakfast person, so you sound like my husband who is just getting on board with eating that meal! LOVE these smoothies, Mira! Packed with so much yummy goodness! I would have never thought of this combination, and I bet it tastes delicious! I’ll breakfast cheers to that! 😉 <3
Mira, I’m so glad you’re not skipping breakfast anymore! Obviously recipes like this Chocolate Strawberry Spinach Smoothie make breakfast so much easier and yummier. Love it! P.S. I posted a smoothie on my blog too… so I guess great minds so think alike! Haha.
Looks delicious! Love adding spinach to smoothies 😀
Welcome to the breakfast club, seriously it is THE most important meal of the day! This smoothie looks delicious Mira!
Love your smoothie, Mira! The spinach adds a ton of amazing nutrients. And there’s chocolate, so really, I’m all set!
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!
This smoothie looks delicious! What a great combination of flavors! [client]
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!
I am a big fan of smoothies, and this pale green smoothie looks so healthy and delicious, Mira. Pinning!
I used to be bad about not having a filling breakfast. This looks like a perfect option – smoothies are the best!
Yum, this smoothie is beautiful Mira! I love the green colour. It sounds so delicious 🙂
I love all the goodness you’ve packed in here, Mira — this would be the perfect breakfast!
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