Some mornings can be such a drag and make you feel exhausted. On those days, it looks like everyone is moving slow (especially the kids), getting ready seems like a big chore and making a wholesome and hearty breakfast feels nearly impossible.
You look at the clock and minute by minute you’re running even more behind. There is no time for a big breakfast with syrups and jams. You’re in a pinch but you need something fast, nutritious and filling for you and your loved ones.
Freshen up your morning with this Frothy Banana Shake, which is a simple and perfect on-the-go breakfast option. It’s healthy with fresh bananas, sweet with a hint of vanilla and frothy with blended dairy products.
To make this shake, add three cups of milk, frozen bananas, vanilla and almond extract to a blender. Blend the ingredients together until smooth.
Pour into your favorite glass or to-go cup, dust with cinnamon and garnish with a banana slice.
This recipe is so simple and can be made in a hurry. Even the little ones can help with pouring the ingredients and pushing a button to blend if you have a little extra time for a lesson in the kitchen.
This is something you can make while on your way out of the door. There is little clean up and it’s something kids enjoy at home or on their way to school.
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Frothy Banana Shake
- 3 cups milk
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- cinnamon, for garnish
- banana slices, for garnish
- In blender, blend milk, frozen bananas, vanilla extract and almond extract until smooth.
- Pour into glasses, dust with cinnamon and garnish with banana slices.
(Family Features) Making sure your family members get a nutritious start to the day is an important job, and by focusing on a few wholesome ingredients, such as real milk, simple and healthful dishes can quickly become family favorites.
Each day should begin with a balanced breakfast, so when mornings get hectic and meal prepping isn’t possible, you can still start strong with a convenient, iconic pairing – cereal and real milk. Enjoyable on their own, real milk and General Mills Big G Cereals, like Honey Nut Cheerios, are even better together, delivering essential nutrients to help fuel the morning with the taste kids – and adults – can call a daily favorite.
In fact, dairy milk is the top food source of calcium, vitamin D and potassium, and cereal is the top food source of fiber – which are four nutrients of public health concern identified by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This nutritious breakfast combination costs only around 50 cents per serving – so parents can give their children nutrients they need without breaking the bank.
Another delicious breakfast option is a Cheesy Bacon-Broccoli Quiche, which offers 11 grams of protein per serving while introducing picky eaters to veggies in an appetizing way. If a busy schedule calls for an on-the-go option, real milk provides essential nutrients and can be blended into a Banana Breakfast Shake for a tasty and portable way to start the day.
About 90% of the U.S. population does not meet dairy recommendations outlined in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Most individuals would benefit by increasing intake of nutrient-dense, calcium-rich dairy milk. One 8-ounce glass of dairy milk contains almost as much calcium as six cups of kale and the same amount of protein found in 1 1/2 medium eggs, making real milk an easy and delicious way for your little ones to get important nutrients they need.
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Cheesy Bacon-Broccoli Quiche
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen broccoli with cheese sauce
- 3 slices turkey bacon, chopped
- 1/2 cup white mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
- 1 frozen prepared pie shell (9 inches)
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup fat free or low fat dairy milk
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- In microwave, prepare broccoli and cheese sauce according to package directions; set aside to cool slightly.
- In nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook bacon, mushrooms and green onions until bacon is cooked through and mushrooms are tender. Scatter bacon mixture in bottom of pie shell; place pie shell on baking sheet.
- In bowl, whisk eggs and dairy milk then stir in broccoli and cheese sauce along with cheddar cheese. Pour custard into pie shell and bake 35-45 minutes, or until center is just set and knife blade comes out clean when inserted into center of quiche.
- Let cool at least 10 minutes before cutting into wedges and serving.
Nutritional information per serving: 280 calories; 16 g fat; 6 g saturated fat; 160 mg cholesterol; 11 g protein; 22 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 510 mg sodium; 150 mg calcium. Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk.
Banana Breakfast Shake
Servings: 2 (6 ounces milk per serving)
- 1 1/2 cups fat free or low fat dairy milk
- 1 frozen medium banana, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
- cinnamon, for garnish (optional)
- In blender container, combine dairy milk, banana, vanilla extract and almond extract. Blend until smooth, about 20 seconds.
- Pour into two glasses and garnish with sprinkle of ground cinnamon, if desired.
Nutritional information per serving: 120 calories; 0 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g protein; 23 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 100 mg sodium; 190 mg calcium. Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk.
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When it's cold outside, start up the fireplace, get your favorite slippers on, wrap up in a warm blanket and snuggle on the couch with this delicious White Hot Chocolate. Find more recipes at Culinary.net.
White Hot Chocolate
- 3 cups Half & Half
- 2/3 cup white chocolate baking pieces
- 1 3 inch cinnamon stick
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- Ground Cinnamon (optional)
- Whipped Cream (optional)
- In a medium saucepan combine 1/4 of the half & half, white chocolate baking pieces, cinnamon stick and nutmeg. Stir over low to medium heat until white chocolate is melted.
- Add remaining half & half. Stir and cook until heated through. Remove from heat. Discard cinnamon stick.
- Add in vanilla and almond extract. Stir until mixed through.
- Pour into your favorite mug(s). Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.
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