Mornings in my home are hectic to say the least. There are breakfasts to make, lunches to pack, book bags to load and kids to drop off. More often than not I find that when my alarm sounds, I need to already be in motion just to get it all done. In my world, there’s no time for slow mornings spent reading the news. Instead, in order to have a successful start to the day, I must be focused and motivated and know the best (and most effective) ways to jump start my mornings. While I don’t have a perfect record when it comes to mornings in my home going smoothly, I am getting better. That’s why I want to share with you three small morning time changes that have helped me.
For those of you who are morning people….good for you. I am not. I don’t think there has ever been a morning in my life that I felt like I woke with the birds chirping and flowers blooming. And in truth, that’s OK. I don’t have to be a morning person to be successful in the mornings. In fact, I’d say I’m likely more successful in the mornings because I’m not a morning person and have to be very intentional about how I start my day. So how do I jump start my mornings? It’s actually pretty easy and requires just three small changes that anyone can make!
Drink Your Way to a Brighter Morning
Most of you know that I’ve been paying more attention to what I eat and drink lately and I’ll be the first to admit that making some simple changes has had a HUGE impact on my mornings. In truth, how I start my day sets the tone for how I’ll live the entire day and that’s why I reach for V8+Energy when I shop at Publix. This delicious drink gives me steady energy from green tea without the trade-offs of other energy drinks. You can find it in the shelf-stable juice aisle and it comes in delicious flavors that will not only energize your day, but also brighten up your mornings.
My absolute favorite is the Pomegranate Blueberry which seriously tastes amazing! It’s a perfectly delicious alternative that boosts my morning because it is powered by natural green tea that gives me 80 mg of caffeine and 1 combined serving of fruits and vegetables with no added sugar. That’s right….not only does V8+Energy taste amazing but it has a lot of the benefits I am looking for to keep me going. As soon as I hop out of bed and pop the top, I’m greeted with a refreshing burst of flavor that’s free or artificial colors and flavors.
For me, that means that I can start my mornings and power my day the same way that I want to live my life….naturally, boldly and brightly with a drink that provides steady energy to ensure that no matter how long my morning to-do list is, I’ve got what it takes to get through it. However, moms cannot live on drinks alone and that’s where I’m about to share a real secret with you. While my V8+Energy is a great way to start the day, it’s literally perfection when paired with Publix Bakery items!
Find the Perfect Pairing
It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but I’m going to take things one step further and say that breakfast is the most delicious part of the day when you’re a Publix shopper. For those of you who don’t know, in addition to having V8+Energy available on their shelves, they also have an amazing bakery. Now, before you start thinking cakes and cupcakes and cookies (oh my!) let me tell you that in addition to those sweet treats they have breakfast breads and bagels and muffins that are my morning time jam! All I have to do is run by the bakery section and pick up some Greenwise Bagels or my personal favorite English muffin bread (yes, it’s a thing and you totally need to try it!). Right now, I’m completely obsessed with avocado toast and when I make avocado toast with English muffin bread from Publix and pair it with V8+Energy, mornings become pretty amazing.
All I have to do is slice the fresh loaf of English muffin bread, toast it lightly and spread some avocado puree on top. I even like to finish it with a sprinkling of sesame seeds for a little crunch. Then I can pair it with my beloved Pomegranate Blueberry V8+Energy for an amazingly delicious and totally energizing way to start my day.
While this is admittedly my favorite combination of the moment, it wouldn’t be fair to those of you who aren’t avocado lovers (what’s wrong with you?) to not let you know that this is just one of many morning time combinations that power my day. When I want to mix things up a little bit, I grab a Greenwise Bagel bought fresh from the Publix bakery, add a smear of sugar-free jam and pair it with Peach Mango V8+Energy for a flavor combination that’s fruity, fun and fabulous. The best part is, when I start my day with a balanced and delicious breakfast like this one, I have energy for hours! That’s a total win, right?
In all honestly, I love to work my way through the week with delicious morning pairings that require no more work on my part than making sure I’m stocked up on delicious bakery items and V8+Energy from Publix! It’s literally the perfect combination to make any morning feel like a visit to the bakery while allowing me to fuel my day from the convenience of my own home.
Take 10 Minutes for Yourself
While V8+Energy and my favorite Publix bakery items are really all a mom could ask for as far as the perfect way to power through her morning routine, I take things one step further and give myself 10 minutes to savor the flavors and really start my day right. I may need to steal these 10 minutes before the kids are awake or after they are fed their own breakfast but let me just tell you, being able to sit down, savor the flavors of my breakfast and know that making time for it will provide me with steady energy all day is a treat unto itself!
It’s a way for me to say to the world that while my mornings may be hectic, they are never too hectic to start the day the right way.
Now it’s your turn! Whether you’re looking for an early morning way to power up your day, a mid-morning snack that will keep you going strong or even a treat to get you through that afternoon slump, start by visiting Publix today to pick up V8+Energy and your favorite bakery items. To make it even easier to power through your day with the steady energy that this combination delivers, be sure to visit the Publix site to learn more about their special in-store offer going on now that allows you to get $2 off any Publix bakery item ($2 or more in value) when you buy 1 V8+Energy 4-6 pack. To make it even easier for you, be sure to look for the bakery rack stocked full of V8+Energy favorites from October 27th through November 9th. Then stock up on V8+Energy to pair with your Publix Bakery Breakfast Bread, Greenwise Bagels, muffins or even a cupcake (hey, no judgment here).
The most important thing is that no matter what bakery items from Publix you pair your V8+Energy with, you’ll be able to power through your mornings (and the rest of your day) in the most delicious way!
Tell me, what is your perfect V8+Energy pairing?