As they say in the Brady Bunch movie, it’s a Sunshine Day!!
I had a wonderful, dream-filled night’s sleep and ventured down for a fun breakfast!
Oatmeal? Cereal + Milk? Overnight oats? What IS that?
It’s a bowl of the new Organic Valley yogurt drink!
I love Organic Valley and I think they must love me because these hot guys arrived unannounced on my doorstep yesterday. I’ve been flirting with them at the grocery store lately but hadn’t put them in my cart due to outstanding relationships with yogurt and milk in my fridge.
Y’all know I’m a plain girl because I like to add sugar myself in the form of fruit, jam, etc. but I was excited to be able to try the vanilla + berry flavors, which I probably wouldn’t have bought myself for that reason. They are a bit high in sugar – 24g per serving – sweetened with agave nectar.
I eat and drink everything in my life first and foremost for the taste. But I do make secondary efforts to eat things based on nutrition (sardines (O-3, Ca, vit D), chia seeds (O-3 + fiber), organic milk (Ca, vit D), occasional red meat (iron), GREENS (phytonutrients) and……….yogurt – for Ca, vit D and probiotics. So happy was my gut to see these are filled with probiotics. Good for the immune system because they line up like warriors along your intentional tract and literally act as a barrier to prevent harmful bacteria from entering. That’s why if you take antibiotics that destroy both good and bad sometimes you get holes in your tract and harmful bacteria can get in much easier!
Nutrition Facts, FYI
We opened the vanilla first (I know I’ll like the plain because I like plain kefir a lot!). It’s flavor was subtle and it wasn’t overly sweet. Perfect, rich, yogurty taste! No sourness at all.
Trying to show you the fluidity – it’s kind of like a cross between yogurt + milk
- 1 cup cubed cantaloupe
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup OV vanilla yogurt
- 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill muesli
- 1 tsp Small Measure pumpkin butter
- 1 heaping tsp Nuttzo Pf Chia Fluff
This pumpkin butter from Small Measures (at least I think that’s what it is!) was sent to me with Ashley’s book on canning & preserving, Homemade Living, a while ago. It’s simply delightful! I haven’t made any of the book’s recipes (due to internship time constraints!) but maybe someday 🙂
The yogurt cereal bowl was awesome. I don’t really like cold cereal in milk because the crunchies get soggy so fast that I gobble down the bowl and it’s gone in 2 minutes! I love yogurt cereal bowls, but since I love greek yogurt, it’s hard to mix everything throughout. What I loved about this consistency was that my ingredients sunk and got dispersed but not soggy. And the things that needed to stay on top (= nut butter) did!! Winner!
There was cantaloupe down there!
Matt made us some jelly bean shaped coffee
Now we’re playing on our computers (well I’m working and Matt is fascinated with Mario Bros music) and later we’re going for a bike + swim journey!
Pedicure this afternoon!!!!!!!!
Gotta get out and get some of those rays!!