How do you celebrate morning wins? Let me tell you…when I have a #morningwin, I shout it from the rooftops. I’ve never been a morning person. I despise having to wake up to an alarm (who doesn’t??). If I had it my way, I’d wake up when my body was ready to get up. Right now, I don’t have it my way and I actually have to be in an office working by a certain time every morning. Boo to that! Ha!
Let’s get back to celebrating a #morningwin….
Here’s a typical morning for you in my world:
6:00 am: Alarm starts going off. Immediately start to hit the snooze button. (At this point, I’m not even aware that I’m hitting the snooze button. Complete habit.)
6:09 am: Alarm stops snoozing. Hit the button again.
6:18 am – 6:56 am: Continue to hit the Snooze Button.
7:05 am: Turn on my lights, turn off my fans. Check my email. And Facebook. And Instagram.
7:35 am: Realize I’m running behind and get my rear in gear and hit the shower.
8:11 am: Grab my stuff, grab some breakfast and hit the road.
9:00 am: Arrive at the office.
And repeat the next day.
You can see that basically I cheat myself out of a #morningwin nearly every single day. But there is hope for me! I’ve been trying super hard to get myself up in the morning by 6:30 am. It allows me to get to the office around 8:15 am which is a HUGE #morningwin. Getting up a few minutes earlier also allows me to grab some much needed breakfast. (Usually I’m in such a hurry that I end up making bad choices at a gas station.) I try for smoothies in the morning because I can prep them the night before and just toss everything into a blender real quick before I head out the door. I’m all about simple, easy and quick. I make sure to add some staying power to my smoothies too (ie complex carbs like whole grains or oatmeal and protein) because I need it to get me through to lunchtime.
One of my favorite smoothie combos is chocolate and banana. I add in some protein with the greek yogurt and some complex carbs with the belVita Bites Breakfast Biscuits. Check out my Chocolate & Banana Smoothie Recipe below. This smoothie will for sure hit the spot!
1 Bag of belVita Chocolate breakfast biscuits
1 – 8oz cup of Plain Greek Yogurt
1.5 cups of Chocolate Almond Milk or Soy Milk
1 cup of Ice
Combine all in a blender and blend. Then enjoy!
**NOTE: if you don’t have belVita breakfast biscuits on hand, some oats will work in a pinch! 1/8 – 1/4 of a cup depending on how thick you want it.
Have you tried belVita breakfast biscuits? They are so yummy! And an easy breakfast snack perfect to grab and go when you’re running behind and you still want that #morningwin! Just pair it up with some fruit and a hard-boiled egg or yogurt and you’ll be good to go!
Here’s more about belVita:
belVita is optimistic about the day and doesn’t dwell on the challenges/hardship/mess-ups. Instead, it encourages people to feel empowered about their morning wins (the smaller victories that get you through the morning).
• Enjoy belVita Bites on-the-go as part of a balanced breakfast with a serving of fruit and a serving of fat-free or low fat dairy – like berries and nonfat yogurt.
• New belVita Bites Breakfast Biscuits are a nutritious, convenient breakfast choice that contains slow-release carbs from wholesome grains to help fuel your body for 4 hours.
• Each packet of belVita Bites contains 20g of whole grain, 4g of fiber*, no high fructose corn syrup, no partially hydrogenated oil and no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. *Contains 7-8g fat per serving, depending on flavor variety.
• belVita Bites Breakfast Biscuits are available at retailers nationwide in Mixed Berry and Chocolate varieties in the cookie/cracker aisle.
• Visit belVitabreakfast.com to learn more.
Note: Belvita gives you 4-hrs of nutritious steady energy but is not a high-energy breakfast usually associated with workouts / strenuous activity – so please avoid.
As an extra parting gift (the first gift was my easy Chocolate & Banana Smoothie Recipe), I’m challenging you to create your very first #morningwin tomorrow!!
Tweet at me @pnkheelspnktrk and let’s celebrate together!!
Don’t forget the hashtag >> #morningwin
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