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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.
While 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.
Once 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!
I’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!
Blueberry & 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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