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

Jun 10, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. ET

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

Fruit Loops smoothie

Yields 1 (16 ounces)

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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

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