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My Breakfast Evolution

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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I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.

80 thoughts on “My Breakfast Evolution”

  1. 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. 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. 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!

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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! 🙂

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

  9. 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 🙂

  10. 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!!

  11. 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!!

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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

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

  16. 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 🙂

  17. 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.

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

  19. 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,

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

  21. 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)

  22. 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 🙂

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