beautiful mornings with lifeway kefir
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I’ve been blessed to be able to work independently for the past few months, but sometimes it’s hard to stay productive and healthy without a daily routine. I’m naturally inclined to over-schedule, over-commit, and generally overwhelm myself in every aspect of my life, but this month I’ve been attempting to simplify my routine and create healthy habits. I have so much going on in my life right now, so it’s important for me to develop healthy routines to keep myself physically and emotionally healthy. This month, my goals have been to schedule in healthy meals, trips to the gym, and moments of relaxation. Scheduling these healthy activities into my day help me to prioritize my health and well-being without skimping on my professional obligations. The hardest part of this new schedule has been the early morning wakeup call. While I instinctively want to hit the snooze button on my alarm each morning, I’ve been forcing myself to wake up and get out of bed. Waking up early is painful at first, but it’s a little bit easier when you know that you have a beautiful view and a delicious, healthy breakfast like Lifeway Kefir waiting for you.
A healthy breakfast makes a huge difference in how I feel throughout the day, and it’s harder for me to stay devoted to my gym routine when I feel sick from a heavy breakfast I like to start each morning with something light and easy to prepare. I love fancy breakfasts and brunch with friends, but there is absolutely no way I’m going to spend thirty minutes making myself breakfast on a weekday. It’s either a quick meal, or I won’t have time to eat at all. I’ve been stocking my fridge with Lifeway Kefir lowfat milk smoothies ever since I spotted them on a grocery run at Winn-Dixie. Kefir basically tastes exactly like yogurt, but it’s thinner and smoother- close to the consistency of a smoothie. It’s just sweet enough to hold me back from my love for donuts, and the protein helps keep me energized throughout my busy mornings. I add a small bowl of fresh fruit, and I’m ready to tackle my email inbox and morning to-do list before heading to the gym!
If you’re crazy busy and/or a total zombie in the morning, you might have just discovered your ideal breakfast. Simply shake the bottle a few times and pour it into a glass. If you want to get a little fancier, Lifeway Kefir also easily fits into a variety of morning snacks. I love to mix the strawberry flavor with a splash of almond milk and oatmeal in one of my beloved mason jars at night before I go to bed. When I wake up, I add fresh fruit and nuts to my overnight oatmeal! I’ve also had great success pouring the blueberry flavor over fresh fruit and granola for a delicious morning parfait. You can also easily add any variety of Lifeway Kefir to your favorite smoothie recipe or use it as a topping for cereal or oatmeal.
After I’ve had time to soak in a bit of sunshine, eat my healthy breakfast, and go through a big section of my ridiculously over-full email inbox, it’s time to workout! As a lifelong dancer, I’m partial to ballet or jazz classes, yoga, or Pilates, but any activity that gets your blood moving will help you improve your health and your mood. It’s funny how something as small as choosing a healthy item for breakfast can influence your entire day. When I start off my morning with a greasy breakfast sandwich or sugary pastry, I’m honestly just not motivated to exercise or get things done throughout the morning. Lifeway Kefir always feels like a good choice to me. It’s gluten-free, 99% lactose-free, and it contains a healthy dose of calcium without any artificial sweeteners. Plus, the milk used to create Lifeway Kefir is free of hormones, pesticides, and antibiotics and comes from grass fed, GMO-free cows. With a simple shake and pour, I have a yummy breakfast filled with calcium, protein, and natural probiotics without any yucky stuff included.
If you’re looking for an easy and healthy morning snack, try Lifeway Kefir. It’s perfect for the entire family and easily accessible at your local Winn-Dixie store. You can even print out coupons for Lifeway Kefir online!
What’s your healthy breakfast?