Ginger Snap Crafts: Chocolate & Banana Smoothie {recipe}

Chocolate & Banana Smoothie {recipe}

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Hello! It’s the end of the school year, & mornings are a little rough around our house! The kiddos just don’t want to get up early anymore. ha! ;) My youngest daughter has the roughest time of all. She likes to sleep in just like her momma! Thank goodness I do have one way that I can always get her up~ and that is to say, “I’ll make you a smoothie!” We love making smoothies for breakfast with Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder that you can find at Walmart. She loves them, and I love that it is an easy & nutritious breakfast. So keep reading to see how I made one our favorites ~ a chocolate & banana smoothie. Plus I’ll have a link to a coupon & links to more delicious smoothie recipes. So keep reading! :)

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Like I said Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder is such an easy go to on busy mornings. My kiddos can even make a smoothie all by themselves. Yay! It’s also a great breakfast for the whole family. It comes is tons of different flavors ~ Rich Milk Chocolate, Classic French Vanilla, Classic Chocolate Malt, Dark Chocolate, Strawberry Sensation, and a variety pack. Carnation Breakfast Essentials® also has lots of vitamins & minerals, protein & calcium. You can read more about the nutrition facts right over {HERE}. It also taste great! Annnd for my kiddos that’s all that matters. ;)

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Now are you ready for this easy & yummy recipe? I thought so! ;) This recipe is so, so simple. All you’ll need is one banana, 1 cup of low fat or skim milk & 6 tablespoons of Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Rich Milk Chocolate Powder.

chocolate banana smoothie recipe

First you’ll pour your milk into a cup & stir in the milk chocolate powder. Stir until the powder dissolves. Then pinch your banana into small piece & add that to your milk mixture. Then I just used a hand held smoothie mixer to stir this all together for a few minutes until blended.

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For my kiddos I try to make it a little more fun. ha! I put some fat free whip topping on top & then sprinkled it with some crushed graham crackers. Add a fun straw, and you are set to go! :)

smoothie recipe

You can find more yummy smoothie recipes right {HERE}.

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This project & post were created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.


  1. Ohhh love that you added crushed graham crackers. Yumm!

  2. Fantastic idea to use the carnation!!! Have to try this nibble for sure! Thanks so much :-) Nic


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