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A healthy snack for back to school: Licuados

As a child, going back to school always felt like a new beginning. There were the butterflies a few days before starting the first day of class. The tossing and turning the night before, wondering who my teacher’s would be, which friends would be in my classroom, and so many other little details that used to keep me up at that first night. All that uncertainty was kind of exciting, but it was also pretty darn grueling on my body and mind.

By the time the alarm bell would go off I was pretty much ready to skip the first day all together. As the youngest of five children, I have to confess my mother was quite savvy to this routine by the time I tried pulling the “I don’t feel so good” excuse. Instead, she would beat me to the punch line.

One of her favorite ways to do this was by preparing a little treat for me in the morning. Her favorite then, and mine now, the licuado. If you’re not familiar, a licuado is a smoothie. Only just a little more tasty.

Now that Edgar is at that age where the butterflies really start to kick in, I decided it would be a good idea to bring back my mother’s morning tradition. I’ve updated his licuados just a bit, but they’re still just as delicious. Here’s how I make them:

A healthy snack for back to school: Licuados

Ingredients

NESTLÉ® NESQUIK® Powder 18.7oz (38 serving
– Milk
– One banana
– Walnuts
– Frozen berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)
– Cinnamon

Instructions

– In a blender add a glass of milk
– Add a spoonful or two of NESQUIK
– Peel a banana and add it to the blender as well
– Add the frozen berries and the walnuts
– Blend all the ingredients together in the blender
– Serve in a cup and add a touch of cinnamon on top

Your kids will love it too. I chose to add all of the ingredients together into my licuado, but you can also leave some of the ingredients out and serve them separately. The walnuts and frozen berries, for example, can be great side dishes for this hearty breakfast licuado. It’s a great way to get them ready for school and to make sure they are ready to exercise their full potential in the classroom.

A healthy snack for back to school: Licuados

For our licuados we like using NESQUIK because it’s tasty and it contains seven essential vitamins and minerals. We’re always at Target buying something, so on a recent trip we also picked up the ingredients to make this homemade smoothie.

A healthy snack for back to school: Licuados

NESQUIK has no artificial colors and flavors, plus it comes with 45 percent less sugar than the leading chocolate syrup brand. That’s definitely great nourishment for our son.

A healthy snack for back to school: Licuados

The other fun thing about licuados is that you can pretty much make them whatever you like. If you want more bananas and less cinnamon, just make the switch. If you prefer to add only strawberries, well you get the picture. You can even opt for NESTLÉ® NESQUIK® Powder Strawberry in your recipe if you choose.

This is one back to school tradition our family is proud to keep!

Right now you can also take advantage of some great savings on NESQUIK with Target’s Cartwheel app. From 9/4/2016 to 9/10/2016 look for the Nesquik Powder & Ready-to-Drink Bottles offer to get 15 percent off 18.7oz powder and 10 pack bottles.

A healthy snack for back to school: Licuados