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Back to school, back to routine. Yup, it’s almost that time, and whether you’re weeping for the child that’s heading off to his first day or jumping for joy at the thought of sending those little rascals back, there’s one thing you can count on: you’ll be exposed to new germs. That’s why right now is prime time to be proactive and guard against those sniffles, sneezes and bugs, while also stocking up on items that help if and when sniffles and sneezes strike – like Emergen-C and good ol’ ChapStick.
Along with crayons, folders and snacks, we always stock up on kid-friendly items that will help protect our little ones from the perils of school. Individually wrapped hand wipes are always in the lunchbox, and the backpack always has at least one ChapStick. My kids call it “chap” and if I have one in my purse, they will steal it. ChapStick softens and protects lips every day with 11 moisturizing ingredients. SPF 12 provides UVB protection. Hydrating formula contains aloe and vitamin E.
Or it could be the yummy flavors…
And then there’s Emergen-C for me and dad, as I mentioned above. Emergen-C is packed with B vitamins, antioxidants†, electrolytes plus more vitamin C than 10 oranges. With over 20 flavors, you have plenty of delicious varieties to choose from.* Have you tried it? All you do is pour the packet into water and it becomes a fun, fizzy drink that tastes great. But the coolest part is that you can even add it to your everyday recipes. (Seriously. Did you know that? Honestly, I didn’t…until now.)
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
When I found out that I needed to create a fresh and easy recipe using Emergen-C to highlight different ways to use it, I was stumped for about a minute. Then I immediately knew – with that yummy orange (tangerine) flavor, it had to be a sturdy whipped cream topping that I could use on fresh fruit, toast, muffins or just about anything to add a bit of orange flavor and a whole bunch of essential nutrients.
Orange Whip French Toast
This easy Orange Whip is perfect for dipping, so it’s a natural match for fresh cut fruit, which you can always find at Walmart. Their organic section is growing so much! I grabbed a beautiful bag of oranges while I was there to squeeze and section, but not before adding the zest to my French Toast, which is my absolute favorite way to use this Orange Whip.
After all, why sugar things up with tons of syrup when you can add ingredients like fresh whipping cream, neufchatel cheese, fresh orange zest and Emergen-C? For a little extra zing, try the Super Orange flavor. The tangerine definitely makes itself known, but it’s more mild.
It only takes about 10 minutes to put together, which you can do while you’re cooking up your French toast if you’re a good multitasker. If not, let your French toast cool while you whip up your cream and it won’t melt quite as fast once you add it on top.
Easy steps, because you know, mornings.
- Whip cream
- Add neufchatel; whip a tiny bit more.
- Add packet of Emergen-C.
- Add orange zest to taste; whip a tiny bit more and you’re done!
- French Toast:
- 8 slices sturdy bread, white or whole wheat
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom (or cinnamon)
- ½ cup milk
- Orange Whip:
- ½ pint heavy whipping cream
- ½ standard block neufchatel cheese, room temperature
- 1 packet Emergen-C (orange or tangerine flavor)
- 2 Tbsp orange zest
- Additional orange zest, to taste
- Powdered sugar or jam, optional
- For French Toast:
- Beat egg, vanilla and cardamom in a shallow bowl. Blend in milk. Dip bread in egg mixture quickly, coating both sides evenly but not soaking bread.
- In a medium nonstick griddle or skillet, cook slices over medium heat until crisp and browned on each side.
- For Orange Whip:
- Add cold whipping cream to a mixer bowl. Beat on medium speed until thickened, but not stiff (too long, and you'll have butter!) Add neufchatel cheese; mix to blend, again being careful not to overwhip. Add contents of Emergen-C packet and orange zest; fold in to incorporate.
- Serve orange whip over warm French toast. Garnish with additional orange zest and jam or powdered sugar as desired.
Keep in mind, this is not a sweet recipe. I find that the orange flavor adds a lovely touch along with the cardamom/vanilla notes in the toast. If you find that your sweet tooth wants a little more, a spoonful of your favorite jam is the perfect touch. A dusting of powdered sugar will work nicely, too!
There are some things that only parents can understand, like the sheer number of times a person can actually say, “Please put your shoes on,” or that feeling in your gut when you hear that first middle-of-the-night cough. But if there’s one thing anyone can understand, it’s the importance of a good breakfast.
Whip one up with Emergen-C!