Celebrating a #morningwin with belVita and Oikos
Disclaimer: I have partnered with belVita and Dannon to help promote the belvita and Dannon partnership. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program which includes writing about the promotion and product. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.
If you are one of my friends on FB, you may have seen this complaint from me the other day about early mornings:
I am an early riser most days because I’m a busy gal. Well what happens when your Dad is kind enough to keep your kids overnight? You may forgo the early rising thing every great once in awhile (I’ll admit, it was nice). But that didn’t mean I had any less work to get done the next morning, so sometimes a quick breakfast is equally as nice.
And let me tell you, I’m a firm believer in breakfast. I can’t imagine skipping it, it’s my favorite meal of the day (hello Brinner!), but sometimes schedules aren’t so cooperative. When this opportunity arose, I thought it would be cool to give my busy friends a good quick a yummy breakfast suggestion.
This was my first time trying the crunchy belVita biscuits. I picked up the golden oat flavor, although my friends have mentioned the blueberry are really tasty, so I’ll have to try those next too (They are also available in: cinnamon brown sugar, chocolate, and apple cinnamon). I like the crunch of these, and that they weren’t overly sweet. As they were sitting on my desk this morning next to my coffee – I couldn’t help but dunk those suckers in there a few times. Good choice I might add.
19 grams of delicious whole-grain, 3 grams of fiber, and B vitamins. Nutritious sustained energy to fuel you all morning long.
And while the belVita (cookies – let’s call em what they are), were a new to me product, Oikos Greek Yogurt certainly isn’t! If I buy a flavored greek yogurt, this is the one I personally prefer. I made the switch to only purchasing greek yogurt a few years ago when I realized it contains twice as much protein compare to regular lowfat yogurt. I love the key lime flavor, and my new favorite has been:
Stamos. I mean pineappple. Clearly pineapple. Really though, great yogurt the flavor selection is good, and they are readily found at any grocery store.
While even I the overplanner, and notetaker, have one of those rushed and overslept days from time to time, Laura Stack (aka The Productivity Pro) reminds us of a few ways to get the most out of our mornings:
- Do as much as you can the night before. Leave as little preparation as possible until the last minute.
- Spend 20 minutes at the end of each day planning your to-do list. When you download the next day’s activities beforehand, you can devote your morning to enjoyment rather than stress.
- Be sure to start your morning with a delicious balanced breakfast. Together, the nutritious steady energy of belVita and 12 grams of protein in Dannon Oikos Greek nonfat yogurt will help you get more out of your mornings.
And, seriously just try to get this commercial out of your head. I dare you. It’s been stuck in my head for days. That’d be a true #morningwin.
Have you jumped on the greek yogurt bandwagon?
What’s your favorite yogurt brand? Have you tried either of these products?
Stamos just gets better looking with age doesn’t he?!
Disclaimer: Although I was compensated for my time on this campaign, all thoughts, comments, and Stamos photoshopping remain my own.