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Every night I go to bed with a plan to make the next morning run smoothly. But I am somewhat naive and find myself running around like crazy getting the kids ready for school anyway, balancing early morning work with early morning fatigue and trying to find time to get it all done. Most mornings I am up at 5:30am, on the go by 7 and thinking of my To Do list instead of what I need as fuel to keep it all going. When they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, they are not kidding. By ‘they’, I mean nutritionists, doctors and other experts who kinda know what they are talking about. When I don’t eat I have less energy and ‘crash’ mid morning. So when I realized that I was not stopping to have breakfast most mornings, I looked for a solution that would keep me on track. Enter the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® 7-Day Breakfast Challenge! You can take the challenge too and, if you do, keep reading to see how to enter to WIN the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Sweepstakes!
I’ll be honest. Aside from eggs, I get pretty lost on what to have for breakfast. I am not a huge cereal fan and I have to have something for on the go. Since most mornings I am getting the kids on the bus with barely enough time to get into the car and head to CrossFit, standing over a stove making eggs is not ideal. So, I admit, most mornings I miss breakfast completely, often not eating for the first time in a day until after 11am. Which means I have been up since 5:30am, been to CrossFit and run an errand or two before I give my body any nutritional fuel.
My other issue is that I get really bored with the same old breakfast every day. So during the challenge, I wanted to mix it up a bit and find super easy recipes that would keep my pallet interested! My favorite creation so far is the Banana Cinnamon Chocolate Breakfast Malt. I modified it slightly from the Carnation Recipes page to get the sugar down even more, but it is tasty and awesome and a great breakfast for a lady on the go! With all of the ingredients I need at Kroger, it was easy to stock up for the week!
- 1 packet Classic Chocolate Malt Flavor CARNATION BREAKFAST ESSENTIALS® Complete (you can also use other flavors like Vanilla and Strawberry) Nutritional Drink
- ¼ banana
- 1 cup skim or non fat milk
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Combine the ingredients until smooth!
- **This recipe has about 310 calories and 29 grams of sugar
Having the ease of the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-to-Drink Bottles is a great thing. I can pop open a Chocolate, Vanilla or Strawberry ready to drink breakfast and take it with my on my way to CrossFit. But having the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder makes creating a quick meal or a recipe easy. Everyone should have these on hand for those crazy morning when you know you should eat breakfast but just can’t find the time! Mix the packet with milk and go.
During the 7 day Challenge, I have learned that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and getting it is easier than I thought with Carnation Breakfast Essentials®. I can add everything from peanut butter to chocolate pieces to peaches and strawberries to make the breakfast my own! Or I can grab and go and know that I am getting my nutrients even in the middle of a hectic morning!
Now it is time for YOU to get your breakfast habits under control and to enter to WIN in the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Sweepstakes! Entering is super easy and a great way to motivate yourself to jump start some great habits!
Ready to get started? Follow these easy steps:
- Sign up at CarnationBreakfastChallenge.com.
- Complete a simple yet fun breakfast mission for a chance to win. New prizes will be revealed every day!
- 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!
- Head to your favorite store to purchase a Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Nutritional Product and upload your receipt for five extra entries per day
That’s it! It is that easy to WIN an amazing prize that you will love! Head over now and enter and then come back and tell me what you created with your Carnation Breakfast Essentials®! Get everything you need at Kroger now!