This post is written in partnership with Dannon.
You know you’ve been there: staring into the fridge wondering what to grab for breakfast. Maybe you’ve fallen in love with an energy bar, maybe you’re a fan of the coffee shop drive through.
But quick breakfasts don’t have to be lackluster. They can be balanced, vibrant and delicious, and made in virtually the same amount of time it takes to unwrap your favorite morning pastry. What’s the secret? Let’s talk yogurt!
Because yogurt contains good bacteria! And you know what that means, right? It means starting your day on a positive note, our goal this spring.
Many yogurts contain protein, calcium and important vitamins and minerals for your diet. And for our team anyway, a good hit of protein from a balanced breakfast first thing in the morning helps keep us from getting hungry an hour after we eat breakfast.
A Busy Morning Savior
So … where to begin? There’s so many yogurts in the yogurt aisle! Thankfully with Dannon’s wide variety of options, finding your favorite has never been easier!
Activia Dailies comes in a handy drinkable bottle and contain billions of live and active probiotics. Each serving of Activia contains billions of exclusive probiotic cultures. Activia may help reduce the frequency of minor digestive discomfort when consumed twice a day for two weeks as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Minor digestive discomfort includes bloating, gas, abdominal discomfort, and rumbling.
If you’re not into drinkable yogurt, never fear: Dannon Light & Fit Greek Nonfat Yogurt is great because it comes in all kinds of decadent flavors (helllooo, strawberry cheesecake) and it has 80 calories per 5.3 oz serving. Win, win!
Of course, for the health-conscious Greek yogurt lovers among us, the Oikos Triple Zero Nonfat Yogurt is a home run. We love the super creamy mixed berry flavor, and the fact that one little container packs an impressive nutritional punch with 15g of protein and no fat!
Dress Up Your Yogurt!
Now that you’ve found your favorite yogurt, it’s time to dress it up! Sure, it’s nice to just eat it out of the container, but here are three other ways we love enjoying our morning yogurt:
- Smoothies: Blend together your favorite frozen fruits, greens, scoop of yogurt, some oats, a little honey and liquid of choice and your smoothie is served!
- Parfaits: It sounds fancy, but really parfaits are just a layered yogurt situation: take a scoop of yogurt and place into a jar, top with granola and fruit and repeat for a beautiful, layered morning treat.
- Toppings! Toppings are the easiest way to mix up your yogurt game. We love adding granola, sliced almonds, dried fruit, hemp or chia seeds, a little honey or sliced fresh fruit. Getting in the swing of experimenting with different seasonal toppings will help keep things interesting (team faves: pomegranate seeds and sliced mango in the winter, fresh berries in the spring and summer).
Squared Away Until Lunch
It’s certainly not new news, but when we make better choices in the morning we just feel better. And our team is all about feeling good this spring! So whether you spend much of your time at your desk or getting fresh air in the backyard with your kids, these yogurt’s low or non-fat, nutrient dense profile will help keep us all on our game!