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Blueberry and Nectarine Smoothie Recipe for Breakfast & Lunch

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One of the signs of summer to me is all the fresh fruit that starts appearing in stores. Not to mention the fruit stands along the sides of the road during road trips and the great recipes using fresh fruit that start showing up in magazines and on Pinterest.

Blueberry Nectarine Vanilla Smoothie Recipe - perfect for quick and easy breakfast or lunch | StuffedSuitcase.comWhile walking into Safeway the other day, I was so excited to see a large display of nectarines. They’re one of our family’s favorite fruits, so I grabbed a bag and bought a few. I was already picturing how to use them in a yummy smoothie, one of my girls’ recent loves.

I picked up some Carnation Breakfast Essentials in Classic French Vanilla at Safeway to round out my smoothie ingredients. I already had some frozen fruit at home, but really wanted to incorporate the fresh nectarines. I decided that our frozen blueberries would be great with the nectarine and vanilla flavors.

Making a blended smoothie recipe with frozen blueberries, fresh nectarine and vanilla mix | StuffedSuitcase.comOnce home I used my Magic Bullet blender to quickly make a great smoothie that is perfect for breakfast or lunch. By adding the Carnation Breakfast Essentials mix, you add protein, calcium, and vitamins for a nutritional drink. My girls loved this recipe and it took so little time. It really just takes throwing four ingredients into a cup and blending. Easy!

Carnation Breakfast Essentials Smoothie Blueberry Nectarine Vanilla | StuffedSuitcase.comI’m planning to make more of these and place them in a chilled thermos for the girls’ school lunches. Add a side of veggies and crackers, and that’s one yummy (and quick & easy) lunch!

Smoothie Recipe for Lunches - Carnation Breakfast Essentials Vanilla with Blueberry & Nectarine | StuffedSuitcase.comBlueberry & Nectarine Vanilla Smoothie Recipe

1 fresh nectarine – remove seed & slice in 6-8 wedges

1 cup frozen blueberries

1 packet Classic French Vanilla Carnation Breakfast Essentials Powder Mix

1/2 cup (plus a splash) milk

Blend until well mixed. Makes about 16 oz.
Serve and Enjoy!

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Friday 19th of September 2014

This is fantastic, I never thought of putting these fruits together but its really quite good.


Monday 22nd of September 2014

Thank you Erika!

Alicia | thedumbbelle

Friday 6th of June 2014

Kimberly, this smoothie looks delicious! I love smoothies and have at least one a day. I especially love any with blueberries! :) xo


Monday 9th of June 2014

Thank you Alicia! I just loved the color the blueberries gave it. We buy the jumbo bag of frozen blueberries at Costco, just in case you're looking. :)


Thursday 5th of June 2014

I am a smoothie lover. One thing I want to say is that you are a great inventor. I loved the way you have explained the new smoothie recipe. Thanks a lot for the amazing post.


Thursday 5th of June 2014

Thanks so much Rachael! My girls love smoothies, so it's fun coming up with new ways to create yummy ones for them.

Carrie This Home

Tuesday 20th of May 2014

I used to drink Carnation Instant Breakfast all the time when I was in high school. This would be a great way to switch it up! Looks delish!


Thursday 22nd of May 2014

I remember it from my childhood too Carrie! :) It was one of my go-to rush out the door breakfasts in high school!

Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered)

Tuesday 20th of May 2014

Perfect that I found you today. This is what I have been searching for ALL day. Smoothie recipes WITHOUT bananas! :) Yay! Pinning!


Thursday 22nd of May 2014

Yay Andrea! I'm with you on the banana thing. :)