Posted in Organizing on 29. Jul, 2008
We are going to give up toast and sugared cereal for breakfast at our house and try something a little healthier. (My family doesn’t know yet) I was looking at the box of Carnation Instant Breakfast Mix in the store. It had 8 little packets of instant mix for $3.49. This would last us 31/2 days at our house and would cost us about $36.00 for the month. I looked at the ingredients on the side of the box. It says it is a complete nutritional drink. It is great for a healthy digestive system, has 2 times the protein of an egg and is sugar-free. It has to be good for you, right? I looked on the side of the box and there was a list of ingredients 5 inches long, some familiar to me, and some that I couldn’t pronounce!
I decided to try to make this mix on my own.
1 3 oz. box of instant sugar free vanilla, chocolate or butterscotch pudding (I did chocolate)
1/3 c. sugar
12 scoops protein powder
6 cups of instant nonfat dry milk powder
2 tsp. vanilla powder
Combing all and blend well
To use: Pour 1/3 c. mix into a glass of water/milk and blend well
The ingredients were $8.00 (protein powder is expensive, I found out) but this mix made a container with 36 servings in it. Plus, I know what is in it!