My Healthy Morning Routine
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Even though I’m not a huge fan of strict diets and New Year resolutions, I’ve got some goals within reach for 2015. It is on my list to stay healthy, never skip breakfast, exercise regularly (taking an exciting challenge), loose around 8 pounds and keep that weight off. That’s why I’ve set up a new healthy morning routine.
I know I’ve told you many times, but I’m a terrible breakfast eater. I used to regularly skip breakfast for years, until recently, when I found some new breakfast products at Target. I’ve been enjoying these BelVita Bites – Mini Breakfast Biscuits and V8 Veggie Blends for the last 2 weeks. They’ve become a part of my new breakfast routine, which I’m planning to follow for a long time.
To be honest, BelVita breakfast biscuits aren’t new to me, but these mini bites are. I’ve been buying the regular (larger) kind ever since my sister introduced them to me over 3 years ago. And when I saw the mini version, I fell in love! They come in 2 flavors: Mixed Berry and Chocolate and both are really good. Each box has five 1.76 oz(50 g) packs with mini bites. Packaging is very convenient and I don’t only eat them for breakfast, I’ve been keeping a pack in my purse for the times when I leave the house to run errands and get super hungry. These have been keeping me away from lots of unhealthy snacks lately. They contain 20g of whole grain and provide up to 4 hours of energy to keep you in a great shape in the morning.
In order to stay healthy and loose the desired extra pounds, I’ve been trying really hard to stay hydrated, which makes me feel less hungry. The V8 Veggie Blends are just the perfect addition to my new healthy morning routine. They are delicious vegetable blends with a touch of fruit. They contain one full serving of vegetables in every 8 oz glass, which is exactly what I need early in the morning. Made with 75 % vegetable and fruit juices and 25 % water.
These juices come in 4 different blended flavors: Carrot Mango, Purple Power, Healthy Greens and Golden Goodness. The Carrot Mango is my favorite ! They are the perfect source of vitamins and antioxidants and I no longer need to make smoothies early in the morning (My blender is very loud, plus I get up early. Still make smoothies, but for an afternoon snack). I also like to add 1 tbsp of chia seeds in my V8 Veggie Blend Juice to boost my energy for the day.
You can find both BelVita Bites and V8 Veggie Blends at Target. The BelVita Bites are located at the Cereal Bars/Granola Bars isle and the V8 Blends are at the Soda/Juice isle, which happened to be next to each other at my local Target.
My 2015 goals are simple and I believe achievable, I just have to be consistent!
1. I’ve made an effort to get enough sleep every night. I’ve been pretty good with that so far.
2. Never skip breakfast! Thanks to BelVita Bites and V8 Veggie Blends.
3. Exercise regularly, slowly loose around 8 pounds and keep them off. I recently started taking the Les Mills Combat Challenge (for a second time, the first one was over 2 years ago) and have been very happy with this workout! It helps me push myself to a new level, feel toned and hopefully achieve my weigh loss goal. This is a mixed martial arts workout by Beachbody, which is designed for a full body transformation.
4. Cook healthier meals. This has never been a problem to me and the meals I cook are pretty healthy.
And here what my morning routine looks like and I’m hoping it stays that way for a long time:
1. I get up around 6:30 am every weekday morning.
2. 6:45 am: Make a cup of coffee. Have a healthy breakfast with BelVita Bites and a glass of V8 Veggie Juices ( I like eating my BelVita Bites with some plain yogurt and often add chia seeds to my juice).
3. 7:15 am: Feed my dog and take him out.
4. 7:30 am: Workout time until 8:30 am.
5. Get to work! Snack on some more BelVita biscuits!
I’ve been very happy with my new morning routine. It definitely helps me stay active throughout the day!
What do you usually have for breakfast? What are your health goals for 2014?
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I think routine is so important when one is trying to lose weight. I love the vibrant color of the juice and I’d love to try the Belvita bites. Great post.
Thanks a lot Janette!!!
I’m so craving for that V8 carrot-mango juice! I didn’t know they have a mango flavor juice too! Great post, Mira! thanks for sharing!
Thanks for stopping by Savita!
Sounds like you have some great goals in mind, Mira! Those belvita mini biscuits look delicious. I’ll have to try those!
I hope you like them Gayle!
I’ve been wondering about the brand Belvita… definitely gotta give it a try. Loving your everyday routine as well
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That’s a really great routine! I admire that you get up at 6:30am! I’m soooo not a morning person – that is really impressive! I agree with you that breakfast is important, and I *try* not to skip it. 🙂 I keep meaning to try the Belvita crackers!!!! I need to grab some!
Thanks Sarah!!! I hope you get to try them! They are really good!
Oh my gosh….how did you used to survive without breakfast?? I am always starving when I wake up!! I always start my day with a kefir smoothie. It gives me energy and has a lot of probiotics. I also like belvita products. They are pretty tasty and give me good energy!!! Good for you for sticking with your new routines. 🙂
Many thanks for the tips and the inspiration to eat breakfast =) #client
Thanks a lot Adriana!
Great alternatives to breakfast Mira! I love those V8 breakfast blends with the veggies in them, I drink V8 for breakfast all the time (my favorite is still just the tomato with the hint of lime!) Thanks for sharing friend!
Thanks for stopping by friend! The tomato V8 is a favorite of mine, too!
Mira, we love BelVita breakfast biscuits and I’ve never seen the mini bites!! love the little travel size pouches!!! I need to find some stat!!! thanks for this post!
Hey Alice, the mini ones are really good! Target has them in their granola bars section.
My mornings could be a little healthier. I’ve tried the BelVita breakfast bites before and I’m thinking I should get more!
Glad you like them Jen!
I think not skipping breakfast is such an important one. That was a huge contributing factor to me losing 100lbs.
I can totally agree now Dannii! Your story is such an inspiration, can’t wait to get the book!
These look delicious!! I totally agree with you!! Skipping meals is NOT The way to go!! Breakfast is so important! 🙂
I have never tried BelVita breakfast biscuits or bites but I will check them out next time. It sounds like you morning routine is working great for you. I try to have the same routine every morning but but two little ones is a little more difficult.
I love belvita breakfast biscuits in fact I eat one everyday for breakfast. Will have to give the bites a try they look good!
I am always skipping breakfast and its been my goal to lose 5 lbs for the past eight new years resolutions! But this year I am really trying…..we ate burgers at 11pm last night so I say trying loosely. lol I think I am gonna try out these little BelVita bites, they look so quick and easy!
Thanks so much Mariah! I feel the exact some way- for the last few years, I’ve been wanting to loose these extra pounds! It is tough, but I at least started to have breakfast!
I used to skip breakfast as well until the day I started juicing and making my own smoothies. I will never skip breakfast again. I love V8 juices as well.
I’m not familiar with this brand, I’ll have to check it out! Thanks for sharing! <3 – www.domesticgeekgirl.com
Congrats on the new plan! that’s half the battle! Going to have to try the BelVita…I like to work out in the a.m. too..but don’t want anything too filling in my belly before going to spin class…these just might be a good solution, thanks for sharing.
I LOVE Les Mills Combat! I recently got it and it’s so awesome! I have been doing that and PiYo! great post 😉
I am a terrible breakfast eater too but a big snacker. Good luck with your new routine, those BelVita biscuits look really good. I usually go for my espresso and a muffin in the morning….I should change it from time to time.
Your healthy morning routine sounds awesome, Mira! I always try to have a balanced breakfast every morning too and these Belvita mini biscuits and V8 juices look so good! Definitely have to look out for them next time!
BelVita cookies remind me so much of Romania and being in Europe! I used to eat Digestive cookies growing up there. Do you know those? So good!!!
Yeah, I remember these! I kind of felt Beloit were more popular in Europe, than here in the US:)