My Breakfast Evolution

My Breakfast Evolution

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Top Mummy Blog new Zealand Top Breakfast I think it’s fair to say that as we move through life, we go through various stages and phases, trying out different eating patterns and meal favourites until we find the things that just ‘fit’.  Whether it’s the way we drink our coffee, the way we prefer our steak, whether or not we eat breakfast and if we do, what it is that we eat for breakfast. Top Mummy Blog new Zealand Top Breakfast

More than any other meal of the day, my breakfast habits have changed dramatically over the years.  I’ve always been a carb-fiend so crumpets, bagels and toast were my breakfast mainstay for at least two thirds of my life.  Following that I went through a super healthy phase where my morning meal consisted of a Diet Coke and a cigarette! – I’m not joking either.  

Post-kids I’ve dabbled in protein-only, juicing and most recently, the acquisition of a NutriBullet has seen us making smoothies almost every morning. The problem with smoothies is that they don’t tend to keep me full for too long and after a 5km run most mornings, I’m completely ravenous by the time I eat.  This results in snacking, which has long been my downfall.

So, over the past week, Dave and I have made a return to incorporating cereals into our breakfast and we’ve been doing that a couple of different ways using Vogel’s New Café-Style Cereals. .  End result – NO snacking! The inclusion of varied, ancient grains such as Buckwheat and Millet (my new fave!  Soo crunchy and good!) combined with the healthy protein and good fats of cashews, pumpkin seeds, sunflowers seeds and linseeds makes Vogel’s Coconut and Cranberry Café-Style Light Cereal a morning winner.  A similar experience to muesli’s we’re all familiar with, but lighter and easier to eat. Depending upon how hungry I am I’ll either scoop a few tablespoons on top of my smoothie to add texture, taste and just enough ‘substance’ to knock those snacking urges into touch, or, I’ll make one smoothie and split it between Dave and I and have a 50/50 cereal/smoothie bowl with added fresh fruit.   Yum! Top Mummy Blog new Zealand Top BreakfastChange is good, so is trying new things and tweaking old habits.  Adding a light cereal back into our morning routine was just the pick-me-up Dave and I needed to keep our energy up through work-day mornings.

If you would like to win an amaze Vogel’s pack of your own – plus one for a friend! – so you can both get creative with their delicious range of new products, enter via the widget below.  Hint:  for an extra entry visit Vogel’s here and tell me in the comments below which of the new Café-Style products you’d most like to try!

The Prize Packs includes:

Cafe-Style Toppers – Raw Protein Mix, $10.99

Cafe-Style Toppers – Golden Toasted Protein Mix, $10.99

Cafe-Style Super Oats (Wholegrain oats and chia with coconut), $7.99

Cafe-Style Super Oats (Wholegrain oats and barley with banana and pecan), $7.99

Cafe-Style Light Cereal (Coconut and Cranberry), $9.49

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  1. Eddy · November 18, 2015

    Love my Vogel’s cereals, great tastse and seems to be my eating pattern these days. Luckily Vogel’s has a big range to choose from. From bowl to smoothies there is always an option and flavour you can settle on or experiment with.

  2. Helen T · November 18, 2015

    Love the idea of cereal smoothies … Great brekkie/boost idea. Vogel fan from way back. Loving the coconut cranberry Cafe Style at the moment. I can recommend their Toppers range too… It’s all just so good!

  3. Brittany · November 18, 2015

    I like the sound of buckwheat, quinoa and vanilla.

  4. Isabelle · November 18, 2015

    I’ve tried the new Vogel’s range of cereals at various food shows, they’re quite nice! Personally I like to change up my breakfast daily, but it always has to be protein-dominant and have at least three different food groups, and most likely a few different textures, to keep me satisfied. Mostly I go with whatever I feel like that morning ^^ Usually I want something sweet, but not always!

  5. debbie · November 19, 2015

    sometimes a cup of tea and some toast sometimes a smoothie and sometimes cereal

  6. donna larsen · November 19, 2015

    I’d love to try the Coconut&Cranberry Lite Cereal please

  7. Lisa Grewn · November 19, 2015

    I absolutely love vogels cereal great flavours and fill go don’t feel the need to snack

  8. Nicky Carson · November 19, 2015

    It all looks Delicious!!

  9. Lesley McIntosh · November 19, 2015

    Love my muesli for breakfast, with fruit and yoghurt.

  10. Jenn · November 19, 2015

    In the Summer cereal and Yoghurt and in the winter toast

  11. Amy · November 19, 2015

    I eat whatever Addison eats – currently either porridge with stewed fruit or scrambled eggs on toast!

  12. Ange · November 19, 2015

    I love the sound of the Ancient Grains, Blackcurrant and Pomegranate variety – especially as my thoughts always turn to pomegranates (with bubbles…ahem) at this time of year!

  13. Sophie Addison · November 20, 2015

    Coconut and Cranberry Lite Cereal sounds inviting, but all so pretty delicious…:)

  14. Amanda bull · November 20, 2015

    Buckwheat quinoa vanilla sounds yummy

  15. Rachelle Williamson · November 21, 2015

    All of them! The Bran Cranberry one sounds yummmm!

  16. Jessica · November 23, 2015

    I eat muesli for breakfast. These look good!

  17. Eddy · November 23, 2015

    VogelsToasted Protein Topper love to try

  18. Miriam · November 23, 2015

    Usually toast but I so need to mix it up a bit!

  19. Suzannah · November 24, 2015

    I usually eat porridge but with the warmer summer months coming I’d love to try the Ancient grains with blackcurrant and pomegranate. Yum!

  20. Haley McLaughlin · November 24, 2015

    Love the sound of canberry and coconut. Yum

  21. Cheri · November 24, 2015

    Ahhhh I love this! I have been focusing abit on this lately… And am in exactly the same boat, hell for I dunno how many years I simply didn’t eat breakfast, or maybe grab a couple of biscuits on the way out the door, healthy as right. Now after having my second baby I am determined to get things right and wanting to cut out the insane amount of carbs bread for breakfast just had to go. I’ve been having smoothies every morning which has been great but yep find the fullness wears off abit soon – I’ve been told to try put half an avo in to keep you fuller for longer? Love the idea of half a smoothie with cereal and am definitely going to check this range out thank you!

  22. Cheri · November 24, 2015

    Sorry I pushed post comment above to soon….

    Wonder if the raw protein topper would work and taste delish on the top of smoothies? Failing that I think I’d most like the coconut and cranberry or light vanilla and almond! 🙂

  23. sally · November 24, 2015

    The Vogels cafe style coconut and cranberry light sounds yummy. Definitely would like to try adding to smoothies. Love your blog

  24. Heather Penman · November 24, 2015

    I love the idea of the:
    Café-Style Toppers
    Toasted Protein Topper
    because then I can put the yumminess on any cereal type (gluten free cereals) 🙂 mmm yum! and eat it as healthy snacks 🙂

  25. Juliet @ RON.blog · November 24, 2015

    I usually have a smoothie plus 2 eggs of some sort for breakfast but am kind of getting a little bored of it so it would be so great to mix it up a little. I reckon the “ANCIENT GRAIN, BLACKCURRANT AND POMEGRANATE” sounds delicious, I am tempted to add it to my supermarket list for next week actually!!

  26. Becky · November 25, 2015

    Ancient grain, blackcurrant and pomegranate, yum.

  27. Rachel · November 25, 2015

    I like porridge with muesli as topping.yum

  28. Sarah Blair · November 26, 2015

    I usually have ricies

  29. Karen Young · November 27, 2015

    Can’t wait to try these in a smoothie!

  30. Leslie Whitehead · November 27, 2015

    Our breakfast consists of Cereal (usually Clusters) with stewed peaches and milk.

  31. Shona · November 27, 2015

    Love this prize pack, hope I win cause I love your breakfast cereals. Good luck to everyone.

  32. Bridget · November 27, 2015

    The cafe style light cereal sounds great – will have to try!

  33. Anna Tims · November 27, 2015

    I’d love to try the oaty one with banana and pecans.

  34. chrystal steiner · November 27, 2015

    Coconut&Cranberry Lite Cereal

  35. Rebecca Pawa · November 27, 2015

    Vogel’s Coconut and Cranberry Café-Style Light Cereal please

  36. Nicola M · November 28, 2015

    I eat Bacon and Eggs 😀

  37. Lisa Green · November 29, 2015

    Muesli with greek yoghurt delish

  38. Jess · November 30, 2015

    Ohhhh id love any! I’ve been making my own cereal but finding time to do that with a newborn and a toddler isn’t easy!!

  39. Ihapera Fraser · December 3, 2015

    Would definitely like to try the coconut & cranberry lite cereal

  40. JILLAUT · December 3, 2015

    I love a big bowl of cereal for breakfast!

  41. kelly coley · December 3, 2015

    toast and museli if i have any

  42. Tracy · December 3, 2015

    I eat porridge for breakfast but muesli is better in hot weather.

  43. JOY LANGE · December 3, 2015


  44. Anna · December 3, 2015

    The Toasted protein topper looks great. I’d love to easily add more protein to my breakfast and also probably snack on it throughout the day.

  45. Sarah D · December 3, 2015

    Awesome prize!

  46. Jean · December 3, 2015

    Muesli and yoghurt

  47. Jen · December 3, 2015

    Cornflakes and fruit

  48. Trev · December 3, 2015

    Toast & coffee

  49. Renee D · December 7, 2015

    I eat light cereal with fruit bits, like the Cafe Style Light Berry. My kids love muesli with apricot bits or Vogels toast with manuka honey.

  50. Lara Ross · December 7, 2015

    sounds yummy 🙂

  51. Sophie Slim · December 7, 2015

    Yummo! I’m a weetbix girl, same same everrrryday 🙁 love the sound of vanilla and almond. I love me so almond

  52. Karena · December 7, 2015

    Looks yummy, my teen girls and hubby would love these! Wish I could eat it too but not gluten free

  53. Debrah Bassett · December 7, 2015

    i eat muesli or weetbix

  54. kara ruddell · December 7, 2015

    I eat whatever is in my cupboard adn that usually is weetbix but being pregnant food is food lol

  55. Emma · December 7, 2015

    Oats! The sachets are perfect for having at work…no excuse for missing breakfast with them.

  56. Ange · December 7, 2015

    I’d love to try the Raw Protein Mix Cafe-Style Topper, it would be great for adding on deserts too

  57. Ange · December 7, 2015

    Typically for breakfast we have saute’d kale with lemon zest, lemon juice and garlic. Topped with mushrooms, avocado, tomato, sauerkraut and eggs, or bacon if we have any left 🙂

  58. Natalie · December 7, 2015

    I usually eat porridge for breakfast but I’d love to try the cafe style luxury muesli!

  59. Mel · December 7, 2015

    Usually i eat something on toast, eggs, tomato or a spread. but i would really like to get some other food into my diet for breakfast.

  60. Miriam · December 7, 2015

    Have overnight oats & uogurt for brekkie daily would love to try the vogels toppers with it

  61. Zoey young · December 7, 2015

    I eat something different every day! I eat yoghurt , muesli, porridge, pancakes, cornflakes!

  62. Aaron wells · December 7, 2015

    Yum I have food love this cereal looks Devine I love 2 bits of Vogel toast for breakfast ?

  63. Trudy · December 7, 2015

    My 17yo daughter loves the Cafe-Style Toppers Raw Protein Mix in her smoothies

  64. Ashleigh · December 7, 2015

    Yum the bran ancient grains sounds good. Actually they all do!

  65. Georgina · December 7, 2015

    I’d love to try the Cafe-Style Light Cereal Coconut and Cranberry – it sounds so summery and delicious

  66. Jessica Tasker · December 7, 2015

    I eat Cereal or Muesli for breakfast and usually a yoghurt and fruit as well.

  67. Hannah · December 7, 2015

    The ancient grains one sounds like my fave! Cheers!

  68. Lyn Jarman · December 7, 2015

    Would love to try Light Berry on top of my weetbix with soya milk and yoghurt

  69. Taryn · December 7, 2015

    I have raw oats with homemade toasted muesli, yoghurt, seeds, dried/fresh fruit for breakfast. I really would like to try the Cafe-Style Toppers – Raw Protein Mix,

  70. mary o'donnell · December 7, 2015

    The raw protein mix is what I’d like to try. The cafe style toppers

  71. Rose Hamilton · December 7, 2015

    I eat toast for breakfast most days also… Every now and again I will Hubbard’s muesli too

  72. Talia van der Wel · December 7, 2015

    I usually eat an egg on toast every day for breakfast!

  73. Annalise Mehrtens · December 7, 2015

    I would love to try the coconut and cranberry one. I always function better after eating breakfast but can be naughty and skip it!

  74. Vicki Olsen · December 7, 2015

    I enjoy fresh fruit, cereal and plain yoghurt, and sometimes eggs on toast. I’d love to try the Cafe-Style Super Oats (Wholegrain oats and chia with coconut)

  75. Michelle · December 7, 2015

    Cafe-Style Light Cereal

  76. Barbara Brom · December 7, 2015

    Love to try coconut and cranberry as coconut is my most favourite food to be in anything.

  77. Michelle H · December 7, 2015

    I would love to try the Cafe-Style Toppers – Raw Protein Mix – they look like they’ll make a tasty snack on their own and I know they’d be extremely tasty in my smoothies 🙂

  78. Leila Thomas · December 7, 2015

    I think it’s so important to start the day right with a healthy breakfast

  79. Nola Hall · December 8, 2015

    I would like to try the light cereal, coconut and cranberry. I love anything coconut.

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