To a blender or processor, add 1/2 cup of half-and-half and 3/4 cup of full-fat ice cream. I chose vanilla…
Then sprinkle in one entire packet of carnation instant breakfast powder – I used the rich chocolate flavor…
Then watch it magically disappear.
This is intended to be a “breakfast” smoothie, but it tastes good no matter what time of day. I’ve been making it a few mornings a week, not every morning as he requests.
The shake has a little less than 500 calories, 53g carbs, 13g protein, and 25g fat.
When the nutritionist suggested creating recipes from Carnation instant breakfast, I was questionable. For some reason I thought it was more of a “junk food” type product. Then she handed me a sample that listed all of the vitamins and minerals. I figured it was worth a shot. In case you haven’t seen a box of these packets for a while, here’s some great info straight from the box itself…
If you have a child with picky eating habits, here are some great articles/websites I found online:
* usda choose my plate website: has great info on many other topics, like how to be a healthy role model for your child, a breakdown of daily food plans, how to add more vegetables each day and ideas for kid-friendly veggies and fruits.
I’ve discovered there is a lot of info out there on this topic, but you should always first begin with your child’s pediatrician or therapist. Our pediatrician didn’t have a whole lot to offer on the topic, which is why he sent in a referral to Children’s.
As more recipes get the thumbs up, I’ll share here. Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any tips to share as well!