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Mornings are hard. Between getting ready for the day and preparing the kids for school, there isn’t much time. Get a jump start on your day with a good routine and a flavorful, fulfilling Monkey Mocha Breakfast Smoothie.
Okay, I admit. I really AM a morning person. It’s when I feel most inspired. The darkness and silence allow me to focus and best articulate my thoughts. Unfortunately, no matter how early I rise there’s just never quite enough time. The kids wake up and breakfast and lunches and laundry and homework all need attention. But, I’ve recently discovered a new way to really keep my morning mo-jo flowing into the afternoon.
Power up Productive Mornings
As a mom who wears many hats it’s always hard to answer the employment question… stay at home home? yep. work from home? uh huh. self employed? yes. employed part time? full time? Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes. My days off at home are more on than they are off.
Mornings at home involve responding to work calls and messages while getting the kids off to school and burning the morning fuel gathering inspiration and trying to plan the amazing eats and adventures I want to share with you.
Busy with everything the morning requires I usually grab a cup (or french press or two!) of coffee and whatever’s left on the boy’s breakfast plates and call it breakfast.
It works for a bit, but after a few hours my brain and body crash.
The crash is usually right after the morning madness clears and I spy my chance to be productive and bust out my to-do list.
Right at the worst time for my brain and body to crash.
So I’ve started making smoothies to power me through and prevent my mid morning crash.
McCormick Good Mornings Smoothie Boost packets make smoothies go from ordinary to extraordinary with a boost of taste and nutrition!
Blend into your favorite shake recipes for a drinkable breakfast on-the-go. Blend with juice, yogurt, milk or fruit for a drinkable meal on-the-go.
Monkey Mocha Breakfast Smoothie is my new favorite Good Morning creation. With frozen bananas, coconut milk and Mocha Smoothie Boost it’s a breakfast boost that tastes like dessert!
Monkey Mocha Breakfast Smoothie Recipe
With no artificial sweeteners or gluten McCormick Good Morning Smoothie Boosts adds only the good stuff – 5 grams of protein per serving – to anything you put it in! Lately, my favorite combo is the Monkey Mocha Breakfast Smoothie.
I always have frozen bananas. Super ripe bananas that aren’t turned into banana bread are used for kid’s knife skills practice and are sliced up and frozen for smoothies or nice cream. This recipe just uses one frozen banana, a couple cups of coconut milk and Mocha Smoothie Boost.
Pour it in.
Blend it up!
- 1 medium banana frozen
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 package McCormick Mocha Smoothie Boost
- Add all ingredients to blender. Cover.
- Blend on high speed until smooth. Serve immediately.
Monkey Mocha Breakfast Smoothie also makes a delicious base for protein popsicles or ice cream.
Mornings are fast, too fast. Between getting ready for your workday and preparing your kids for school, there isn’t much time to create the flavorful, fulfilling breakfast your family deserves. McCormick Good Morning breakfast is a break through line of products to help you do just that.
How do you boost your day? Share your tips below!
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