Hello Sunshine Smoothie

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Hello Sunshine Smoothie is a delicious and energizing breakfast smoothie that’s made in 2 minutes. It fuels up the body with right nutrition and help you reach your breakfast goal anywhere and anytime.

Hi Everyone and Hope you’ll had a great weekend especially enjoying the big game with family n friends and your favorite food. And we are back to a brand new week & Happy Monday 🙂 

So, the most important question, Have you had your Breakfast Today or maybe we can rewind that question a little and ask, what is your morning routine? Does it include some time for yourself and breakfast? Since past few weeks, I had been trying to make it a point to get up as soon as the alarm goes off (the old me would have snoozed it few times but that results in an absolute chaotic morning). Instead I choose to get up on time or sometimes before time, enjoy my leisurely few minutes in the morning doing simple stretches and then having a glass of warm water with lemon (help boost up the system) and then get on with preparing our favorite breakfast – eggs/oats/fresh fruits or an awesome smoothie. I feel it’s really important to fuel up the body with the right kind of food to jump start the day (as this is the first meal after 8hrs of sleep or 8 hrs of no food in the system). Our current favorite breakfast item is ‘Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder’ (comes in Vanilla, Chocolate & Strawberry) which we got few days back from Walmart. They also come in Sugar free and ‘Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-to-Drink Bottles’ which makes breakfast so easy and we are left with absolutely ‘No Excuse for not having one (as the number one reason to skip breakfast is not enough time)sunshine-smoothieBack to my trip to Walmart, I got so excited that I brought both Powder (vanilla flavor) and ready to go drinks (I mean when you have a ready to drink breakfast, there’s nothing better than that), which we have kept in our car and work place. The Carnation Breakfast Essentials® has made morning breakfast such a breeze, all I do is make delicious smoothies using the powder and today, I’m sharing with you my ‘Hello Sunshine Smoothie’ which is a mix of vanilla powder, fresh oranges, mangoes, some ginger+cinnamon and milk. Just blend all this together and you get this absolutely smooth-beautiful looking breakfast, filled with taste and nutrients to jump start your day.

You can even store the smoothie in an air-tight jar/bottle and take it togo. It works as a great post exercise shake too.sunshine-smoothie-recipe

If you’ve still not started with your breakfast routine, then this would be a great opportunity for you to ‘Take the 7-Day Breakfast Challenge and enjoy a nutritious breakfast every day for 7 days’ Infact I’m also doing it along with family and friends by Completing simple breakfast missions through the end of February for chances to win prizes! They are also running a Sweepstakes and here are the details:
Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Sweepstakes Information:

    • Ready to get started? Follow these easy steps:
    • 1. Sign up at CarnationBreakfastChallenge.com.
    • 2. Complete a simple yet fun breakfast mission for a chance to win. New prizes will be revealed every day!
    • 3. 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!
    • 4. Head to your favorite store to purchase a Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Nutritional Product and upload your receipt for five extra entries per day. 

Give it a try as this is such a Fun and delicious challenge while you can win some really cool prizes. I would really look forward to hearing your breakfast routines and all about your Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Challenge.smoothie-ingredients

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Hello Sunshine Smoothie

2 minPrep Time

1 minCook Time

3 minTotal Time

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1 Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Vanilla Powder

1 Cup Milk - you can use any brand and any type of milk

1/2 Cup Ice

1 Large Orange - peeled - you may use frozen

1 Medium Chinese Orange - peeled (optional)

1/2 Cup Mango - Chopped - you may use frozen

1/2 Tsp Fresh Ginger - you may use ginger powder or frozen ginger

Pinch of Cinnamon Powder


  1. Add all the ingredients in a blender or smoothie maker and blend to a smooth consistency (about a minute).
  2. Pour in serving glass and enjoy.
  3. (It can be stored in air-tight jars/bottles in fridge for a day)
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Breakfast

Here’s where you can find the product in Walmart (Cereal Aisle):

35 Replies to "Hello Sunshine Smoothie"

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    Ali @ Home & Plate February 8, 2016 (4:21 pm)
    I might have to give this recipe a try. I think my kids would love it and I love that you used the Carnation Breakfast Essentials. That adds what they need for a healthy way to start the day.
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      Molly Kumar February 17, 2016 (9:00 pm)
      Do try it Ali, I hope you all alike it :)
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    peter @feedyoursoultoo February 8, 2016 (4:31 pm)
    Quick and tasty. Perfect combination.
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    Kari February 8, 2016 (4:37 pm)
    Smoothies are my favorite in the morning. I always feel better when I take the time to make one! Kari www.sweetteasweetie.com
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      Molly Kumar February 8, 2016 (5:00 pm)
      Seriously, I feel great when I make a smoothie....it just makes me feel so healthy :) - Thanks for visiting Kari :)
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    Cookilicious February 8, 2016 (4:41 pm)
    yummy this looks..am gonna try it
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    Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife February 8, 2016 (5:14 pm)
    My kids and I love smoothies and I am always looking for new recipes to switch up our smoothie routine. This looks so delicious! I've never even thought about getting frozen mango for smoothies - what a delicious addition!
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      Molly Kumar February 17, 2016 (8:55 pm)
      Thanks Marlynn - frozen mangoes just adds so much crunch and you can skip ice then :)
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    Jen February 8, 2016 (5:24 pm)
    OMG this sounds so good. Ginger is one of my favorite things to put into drinks. Ginger and orange and vanilla?! Sold!
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      Molly Kumar February 8, 2016 (8:18 pm)
      Hehehhe - So glad you liked it that much :) We are kinda obsessed with this one these days ;) Thanks for visiting.
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    Brittany February 8, 2016 (6:19 pm)
    The mango in this sounds so refreshing. Carnation instant breakfast is a favorite of mine and my toddlers! I think we will be making this for breakfast this week sometime!
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      Molly Kumar February 8, 2016 (7:23 pm)
      That sounds great and I hope the Toddlers like it - Hugs n Thanks for visiting :)
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    Taylor Thurston February 8, 2016 (8:19 pm)
    Smoothies are my go-to breakfast... and orange smoothies are my absolute fav! This looks awesome .Thanks for the recipe!
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      Molly Kumar February 17, 2016 (9:02 pm)
      Thanks for visiting Taylor and we love orange smoothies too :)
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    Melanie February 9, 2016 (12:55 am)
    This looks like a great combination of flavors! [client]
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      Molly Kumar February 9, 2016 (1:23 am)
      Thank you so much Melanie - Glad that you liked the combination :)
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    Dia @ All The Things I Do February 9, 2016 (2:26 am)
    This serious sounds delicious! I also love how quick and easy it is. I need to try this asap
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    Erica@ Erica Everyday February 9, 2016 (2:58 am)
    Ohh yummy! This sounds like a dream and perfect to start thinking about summa summa.
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    Aliza B February 9, 2016 (4:23 am)
    This looks like it would be a wonderful smoothie for breakfast. I'm sure my kids would love it.
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    Allison Jones February 9, 2016 (5:08 am)
    I love smoothies and this looks amazing! I'll definitely be trying this. LiveLifeWell, Allison
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      Molly Kumar February 9, 2016 (5:46 pm)
      That would be fantastic, I'm excited for you to try it. Thanks for visiting Allison :)
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    demeter | beaming baker February 10, 2016 (5:05 pm)
    Orange, ginger and mango? Sounds lovely! This sounds like the perfect start to any day. :)
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    swayam February 11, 2016 (4:24 am)
    sunshine indeed Molly!! God.. i so need this now!
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    Alicia February 13, 2016 (12:27 am)
    This looks so delicious, i'm definitely going to give it a try! Thanks for sharing :)
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    Christia Colquitt February 18, 2016 (4:37 pm)
    This looks awesome. I love putting recipes like this on my meal plan. I would love for you to linkup http://faithfilledparenting.com/faith-filled-parenting-linkup-party-12/
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    Uma Srinivas May 23, 2016 (7:52 pm)
    Looks delicious ! Very helpful in rush morning. Going to try this soon :)

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