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La vida es como un carnaval according to Celia Cruz, or if you ask me I would say life is like an insane asylum. There just seems to be so very little down time and a lot of go, go, go! And when life is handing you so much to do, it is most important to take care of yourself. That's why even on my busiest day, before heading out the door, I make sure we have something in our tummies. I always say one of the worst things in the world is when you are out running errands or working and your stomach starts to grumble. And how about the kids who need to have brain power and energy to learn and do their best? Sometimes when we are in a real hurry, I will give the kids a panesito and a glass of milk on the run, or maybe I will throw a small package of biscuits in their bag. But when we have a little bit of extra time I love to get out the blender and make them an old fashioned Licuado de Fresa.
The licuado that I make for my kids is the licuado that my abuelita used to make in Guadalajara Mexico, minus the egg. Of course I am sure that my abuelitas authentic Mexican licuado was a lot more delicious, since she was making it on a real licuado machine and she had Mexican chocolate to add to it, but my kids don't know this and I will never tell...shhhhh. Another thing that I don't usually tell the kids, well at least not the picky ones, is that I have snuck in a bunch of vitamins and minerals by adding Nestlé Carnation Breakfast Essentials Powder. So they aren't just getting a yummy breakfast treat, they are getting a nutritious breakfast that will keep them going till lunch time. It's not easy giving kids a balanced breakfast, especially on busy days, but Nestlé Carnation Breakfast Essentials Powder can be incorporated into a smoothie, a shake or it can be simply enjoyed as an instant breakfast stirred in a glass of milk. I've seem some moms mix this in with their baking and give their kids extra vitamin and minerals they have no idea they are getting.
On those mornings when there is a little bit of time, I will make my kids their licuado and shoo them off to work and school. Then Adrian and I can also sit down and enjoy a tiny bit of down-time on our own. Getting to sit down in bed with a nice cup of licuado and our phones to check emails and social media is nice.
Once we've had our vitamin and mineral packed breakfast, we are ready to face the day.
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