This post is sponsored by Nestlé. All comments and opinions are my own.

CBE_10pk_MilkChocolate_400pxIt’s that time of year when many of us are gearing up for back to school! I am trying to psych myself up so I’ll be ready to deal with those early mornings again. I am not exactly a morning person so it will take a bit of effort to drag myself out of bed those first few weeks.

I have already started to gather supplies to send in the boys lunchboxes and I am working on breakfast ideas as well. One of our favorite breakfast options is a big glass of Carnation Breakfast Essentials®! Besides being super quick and convenient, the taste just can’t be beat.

On hectic mornings, it’s my go to product. I simply add milk and mix for a delicious option that tastes great and offers convenient nutrition. I’ll usually make one for me and then another for the boys. They’ll split it while I prepare the rest of breakfast. They haven’t quite come to appreciate the idea of having just a drink for breakfast. So I’ll often scramble up some eggs and then they are good to go! While they think they are getting a great tasting drink, it’s actually packed with great nourishment. There’s really no reason for me to tell them that the rich chocolate flavor they love actually delivers balanced nutrition.

Even on those days when I am running behind, I still have time to mix up a tasty drink. I can mix it up in one of my big tumblers and take it with me as I rush out the door to carpool.

I also love that there are lots of different flavors so everyone can pick their favorites. It’s a great option if you happen to have a picky eater at your house! Plus, the power can be used beyond breakfast. My guys love smoothies and Carnation Breakfast Essentials® is a fantastic base for dozens of different smoothie combinations. I often just use the fruit I have on hand with a packet, some milk and a little ice to make the ultimate anytime snack!

I keep the canisters and the packets on hand so that I can whip up a drink, or snack in a matter of minutes. It’s a quick and convenient option that’s a must have at my house. I have a feeling those first few weeks after school starts, I’ll be VERY appreciative for such an easy breakfast option!

CFV_LS_prodBe sure to grab a coupon so you can pick up a nice discount the next time you shop at Publix. You’ll thank me the next time you need a delicious breakfast in a flash!

Grab your deal and stay tuned as I’ll be sharing some tasty recipes soon!