Disclosure: The information and samples have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.
School mornings are busy times for our family. With three kids 11 and under, they are old enough to fix their own breakfast on most mornings. But if we always have the same thing for breakfast, everyone gets bored. We typically do a bowl of canned fruit, cereal or oatmeal and maybe some sausage/egg breakfast bowls.
We often add a quick smoothie to our breakfast menu depending on what random ingredients we have in our freezer or in the cabinet. This week we tried a new smoothie variation – the Granola Nutella Smoothie!
Granola Nutella Smoothie
- Nature Valley Granola
- Ice cubes
- Peanut Butter
- Honey (optional)
We bought a Single Serve Blenderlast year that allows us to mix up just about any combination of ingredients and keep experimenting with new flavors. Peanut Butter is a great addition to most smoothies because it gives a thickness to the results. Ice Cubes give you the frozen ice cream consistency.
Mix up any or all of the ingredients based on your personal preference. I like when the Nutella comes in the single size servings so I don’t end up adding too much.
If you need extra sweetener for your smoothie, you can add some local honey. I like adding the honey rather than sugar or a sugar substitute. It just makes me feel a little healthier to eat the local honey and get the possible benefits.
Other Breakfast Ideas
Big G cereal is now in 3 new flavors:
- Multigrain Cheerios Dark Chocolate Crunch: Dark chocolate flavored O’s and clusters coming together to make wholesome Multi Grain Cheerios even more delicious!
- Fiber One Protein: The powerful combination of Protein and Fiber in a delicious granola cereal that helps you feel full!
- Chocolate Toast Crunch: The irresistible squares you love now with the delicious taste of Chocolate!
How do you mix up breakfast and add variety to your menu? Do you enjoy smoothies like this? What’s your favorite secret ingredient?
I received sample products to facilitate this review. No monetary compensation was received.