Both my hubby and I live a busy life.
Between his work commute AND work, and both my school AND work life, we simply don't have time to sit-down and eat breakfast during the week like we do on the weekends.
Breakfast during the week has become an afterthought instead of a priority.
The lack of food in the morning affects our mood and energy level. By the time lunch rolls around it's quite common that both of us make bad choices: I tend to starve myself until dinner time if I don't have breakfast or lunch (don't ask!), and my hubby stops by a local fast food place to get lunch if he's hungry and in a rush.
At our age (we are both over 40), we know that this is not the healthiest, or smartest thing to do; so, we have tried several things to get us going in the morning and back on the right track.
But it's hard!
We couldn't seem to find a happy medium that both my hubby and I liked...until now.
My friends at Quaker sent us a couple of bottles to try of their new Quaker Breakfast Shakes in both strawberry and chocolate. Being that I am not a fan of thick drinks, I was a bit skeptical to try the drink, and questioned whether or not I would like them
While my hubby literally swallowed the strawberry drink in one sip, I was cautious as I sipped the chocolate flavor. I quickly got used to the thickness and texture of the shake and really enjoyed the chocolate flavored shake.
Not only are the shakes tasty, they have 8 grams of whole grain oats, 10 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber. Another upside about the Quaker Breakfast Shakes is that they don't have to be refrigerated, but taste a million times better when they are.
My hubby even suggested to blend the strawberry flavored shake blended with ice and maybe half a banana as an afternoon weekend snack (We'll have to try it).
I also suggest trying the chocolate (my favorite) or vanilla flavored drink. Drink the shakes cold (my preferred way), at room temperature, or blend with your favorite fruit and ice for a little extra "pizzaz."
Look for the Quaker Breakfast Shakes at your local grocery store and save $2 when you use this coupon on your next purchase.
Do let me know if you try them!
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