Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Original Nutritional Drink Mix (Canister)

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Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Original Nutritional Drink Mix (Canister)

329 (4.4) Be the first to review this product
Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Original Nutritional Drink Mix is quick, easy, delicious and nutrient-packed with 21 vitamins & minerals plus 13 g of protein per prepared serving.

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About Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Original Nutritional Drink Mix (Canister)

when prepared as directed with 1 cup of skim milk

13 g Protein

to support growth and help build & maintain muscle

Key Nutrients for Immune Support

100% DV of Vitamin C & 50% DV of Vitamin D

40% DV Calcium

to help build strong bones

220 Nutrient-Rich Calories

for nutritional energy

20% DV Iron

to help blood deliver oxygen to the body

No Artificial

flavors, colors or sweeteners

Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Original products are nutritionally appropriate for ages 4 years and older.

Each Prepared Serving of this Nutrient-Packed Drink Mix Provides

when prepared as directed with 1 cup of skim milk



As much protein as two large eggs


As much calcium as three 5.3 oz cups of Greek Yogurt

Vitamin D
Vitamin D

As much vitamin D as two 8 fl oz glasses of milk

Vitamin C
Vitamin C

As much vitamin C as one medium orange

Source-USDA FoodData Central: One large egg has 6.3 g protein. One 5.3 oz cup of Greek Yogurt contains 141 mg calcium. One 8 fl oz glass of skim milk contains 2.9 mcg vitamin D. One medium orange has 70 mg vitamin C.

Nutritional Information



From: David Mitchell | Jun 22, 2021

Why am I finding it hard to find Breakfast Essential with probiotics? It really worked for me.


Great Breakfast

From: DrPepperDrinker | May 14, 2021

I switched more that a year ago and have been drinking the green cap version for breakfast every day. Great taste, great hunger satisfaction. Chocolate is my favorite, but all flavors are good.


Good product to start the day.

From: blaine44 | Mar 31, 2021

I have used this product for years. A mix of Breakfast Essentials with milk, then a cup of coffee with toast and honey and I'm set for the day.


Chocolate malt was the best, please bring it back!

From: CR1776 | Mar 24, 2021

Chocolate malt was the best, please bring it back!

Sugar!! Make your own choc smoothie instead!!

From: melanie | Mar 15, 2021

The 19 grams of sugar present in the Carnation Breakfast Essentials powder drink mix equates to almost 5 teaspoons. That means if you were to drink one Carnation Breakfast Essential drink every weekday for a year, you’d get an extra 1,300 teaspoons of sugar from your breakfast alone. That’s 48 cups!


Been using this for decades

From: Aviele | Mar 15, 2021

We always bought the variety pack because that was the only way to get the chocolate MALT flavor. Now you can't get it at all. It would be nice to be able to have that again. I'd buy a case of it! :-(


I miss Carnation Instant Breakfast

From: Will | Mar 06, 2021

In the 1970s as a child my favorite flavor was eggnog. It was also available in vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, and chocolate malt. I hope they give serious thought to bringing back the classic flavors.


Variety pack pre made

From: Teresa | Mar 03, 2021

I love the premade shake to take and go on the run. I really wish you would make a variety pack of the pre-made for barbaric patients who need high protein. Also, would you please bring the chocolate malt back. I would take that to work everyday if available.

Where is the chocolate MALT?

From: Tombee | Feb 19, 2021

I’ve been seeing this advertised on tv recently and decided to have a try again. I remember when I was a kid, my brother and I would fight over who gets the malt flavor in the variety pack. Needless to say, very disappointed they don’t sell the malt flavor any longer. Why?

BRING BACK THE VANILLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: apppro | Feb 18, 2021

I WANT THE VANILLA>>>>> Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Light Start™ Powder ALL that added sugar to other versions is NO GOOD for seniors.

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