A while back I saw a recipe for homemade Carnation Instant Breakfast, of course I didn't write it down, and now I wish I had. Can someone please send me that recipe?
Jamish from Ransom, KS
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By Mary (Guest Post)
Blue Corn Atole (Breakfast Drink)
1 cup nonfat milk (or 1/3 cup instant nonfat dry milk + 1 cup water)
2 teaspoons sugar (or to taste)
4 teaspoons roasted blue or yellow cornmeal
cinnamon and/or other spices can be added to taste
1. Add ingredients to milk; stir until combined.
2. Heat in a saucepan, continually stirring; serve steaming hot.
This is a good substitute for morning coffee or tea.
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This recipe has not been tested or standardized by the USDA
Instant Breakfast Drink Mix
1 - 3 oz box instant vanilla, or chocolate or butterscotch pudding
1/3 cup sugar
12 scoops protein powder
6 cups instant dry milk powder
2 tsp vanilla powder
Combine all, blend well.
Blend 1 c. Ice Water & 1/3 c. mix, blend well. Add fresh fruit for a change of pace.
When making mock Carnation Instant Breakfast recipe, using 12 scoops of protein powder, what is the brand name of the protein powder is used?
By Virginia N.
Any brand is fine but a vanilla flavored one works the best even if making chocolate instant breakfast. My favorite brand for 35 years is Lindberg Nutrition (I grew up in L.A. and order it online now since no longer live there). If you don't live in the Los Angeles area you can purchase it online at this link:
You do get a much better deal if you buy a 5 pound instead of 2 pounds. You'll see on the page where you can change it to the 5 pounder.
I live in Ireland and bought a bag of soy protein powder that had no scoop inside. I would appreciate knowing how much is in the "scoop" referred to in the mock Carnation Instant Breakfast recipes in this thread. Please provide in U.S. equivalent if possible, as I am an expat living in Cork (and still use U.S. measuring cups). Thanks!
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Does anyone have a recipe for Carnation Instant Breakfast? Just seems like it would be fairly easy to put together. Thanks!
Terhaze from Oregon
RE: Carnation Instant Breakfast RecipeThe basis of most of the diet and supplemental drinks is reconstituted dry milk at double strength. Then you can add sweetener, flavoring, fiber, vitamins, etc whatever else you care for.
As an RN for 45 years, some of them in homecare for folks with limited income, we taught this formula often.
By CamillaFound this on the internet
Recipe(tried): Carnation Instant Breakfast
I make a chocolate version for myself. Carnation has changed their formula recently, and the product now gives less product, less protein and slightly fewer calories than when I worked the numbers. However, the following is still close. I do it by grams, so I used the USDA nutrient database to convert to teaspoons.
For straight chocolate, 1 serving
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