Add Carnation Instant Breakfast to Coffee

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When I wake up in the morning, I am groggy and not quite with it for a long time. I also don't really like to eat anything for several hours, which I know is not healthy - especially since I am diabetic and I've had some episodes of very low blood sugar. I found some Carnation Instant Breakfast at a very good price and bought enough for a month. I wanted to see if I would feel better for getting something into my stomach, maybe even get rid of the grogginess a little earlier. But, lazy me, I hated making my glass of iced coffee (mmm!) and another glass of beverage.


Well, a light went on: I made the Carnation with 1/2 cup of milk, then filled my big ol' mug the rest of the way with my coffee. Well, it was just delicious! It tasted like coffee with a really good chocolate creamer, and with that creamy feel too. I didn't need any creamer, which saved calories, and didn't need the additional half a cup of milk, which saved calories and carbohydrates (milk is very high carb). I also didn't have a second glass to clean.

Now I feel like I am getting better nutrition and saving myself a little trouble. I know, it's not ideal, but if I'm not making breakfast for myself by now, I figure it's not going to happen - so this is an improvement. The great taste is just a bonus!

By Free2B from North Royalton, OH

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October 25, 20111 found this helpful

This sounds really good! I'm going to try it.


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October 15, 20120 found this helpful

I feel as you do about eating breakfast. Getting up early plays havoc with my ability to eat much. My suggestions may work well with your meal plan.


I make Keurig coffee using the 9 oz setting, and after drinking half a cup with a little flavored creamer, and 1 packet antioxidant Splenda, add to it 1 scoop of protein powder and (here's the secret) a half scoop of awful tasting, energy giving "Green Vibrance" from the health food store. Chase it down with 1/8 tsp. of ex virgin coconut oil also from the health food store.

See if that doesn't give you a little more energy in the morning. The large containers of Green Vibrance are expensive, so before you invest, try a sample size. See if you can eat a little something with it like a cookie or a slice of bread with peanut or almond butter.

Then at mid morning, have a snack of 20 peanuts and a protein low carb beverage (EAS brand). This should keep you going well until lunch.

October 15, 20120 found this helpful

What a helpful piece! I'm a diabetic too, and another who just isn't hungry and doesn't want to eat breakfast even if it is the "most important meal of the day," so I found this Carnation Breakfast hint to be very useful indeed. Thanks for sharing.

October 15, 20120 found this helpful

My son wasn't a breakfast eater when he was young, so instead of sending him off to school without breakfast I gave him a glass of Carnation instant breakfast.


Now he has a son that isn't a great breakfast eater and is a little underweight - he is 2. We mix Carnation instant into his soy milk every morning and he drinks it right up. A little later in the morning eats his breakfast.

October 15, 20120 found this helpful

Oh, I'm going to try that too. Thanks for sending this in. Sounds so yummy.

October 23, 20120 found this helpful

I will try that, I am a diabetic myself, and some morning I just don't feel like eating anything. but I make myself eat, I would knowly eat a banana on days I feel like that, but I drink coffee all day every day.


I going to try this tomorrow morning. Thanks

May 20, 20180 found this helpful

I dont have any milk or sugar this morning. I tried an envelope of instant breakfast in my coffee- not bad. Ill try the ice coffee next

June 11, 20180 found this helpful

You sound like me! I too am diabetic and never waken ready for breakfast. I drink my coffee with condensed evaporated UNsweetened milk (which to me is better in coffee than cream or regular milk) but with that I have an ice cold glass of SlimFast in the coffee-capuccino flavor, which tastes like melted coffee ice cream.


YUM. This is a good fiber filled low carb protein drink and keeps me full until lunch time. But I will try your idea soon. Thanks!


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