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5 Fun cereal recipes that give you a taste of your childhood (VIDEO)

Maryal is a Phoenix-based journalist, producer and co-writer behind the blog Love and Specs. Over the years, Maryal has produced and reported for many different print publications and broadcast outlets, some of which include Arizona High...

Your childhood favorites, remade into 5 outside-the-box cereal recipes

As I've gotten older and subsequently more health conscious, I've noticed the number of my favorite cereal boxes in my cupboard slowly dwindling. It's a pretty sad state of affairs considering I wholeheartedly embrace the idea that there's no ailment or sorrow that sitting in my sweatpants on the couch, downing a massive bowl of Frosted Flakes can't fix.

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My nostalgia for the good old days when box cereal was a diet staple of mine got me thinking: How can I spice up some of my favorite cereals from my younger years and incorporate them into some seriously tasty grown-up recipes? Watch as I show you the five simple and surprising recipes I crafted using box cereal, including breakfast-approved Cinnamon Toast Crunch cupcakes, a Froot Loops super smoothie and party-perfect Chex nachos.

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1. Froot Loops smoothie recipe

Your childhood favorites, remade into 5 outside-the-box cereal recipes

Yields 1 (16 ounces)


  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries (can be raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries)
  • 1/2 cup Froot Loops cereal
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately.

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