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Breakfast Ideas – From Readers!

15 Jul

And so we meet again, my friends. πŸ™‚

Ok, I was absolutely floored by how many of you commented on my post about breakfast a while back. Y’all are eating some tasty-sounding things for bfast, and I just couldn’t let the comments disappear into cyberspace.

So I’ve compiled them into a wonderful list, to not only give readers new ideas for bfast, but to also showcase the fabulous followers of Three Months.

Let’s begin:

  • Heather @ Where’s the Beach: oatmeal with protein powder, banana, strawberries and peanut butter
  • Katie @ Health for the Whole Self: plain Greek yogurt mixed with unsweetened applesauce
  • Katie @ Healthy Heddleston: Better β€˜n’ Peanut and homemade grape jam on Food for Life’s GF English Muffins, side of chocolate milk
  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat: omelette and a choco-banana protein shake
  • Erin @ Ed & Ashley: smoothies w/ fruit, almond milk and almond butter
  • Kara @ MyWellnest: pretzels and raspberries (she said she needs to go grocery shopping!…giver her a break!) πŸ™‚
  • Fit Chick in the City: overnight oats soaked in chocolate almond milk, then added peanut butter and 1/2 a frozen banana
  • Kelly @ Healthy Living with Kelly: tried something new – Oatheads instant oatmeal
  • Eunice @ Food 4 Fitness: protein shake and an English muffin
  • Lisa @ I’m an Okie: waffles and cheerios – staying in a hotel for a work conference
  • Lisa @ Early Morning Run: greek yogurt or oatmeal
  • Kathryn @ Foodies Not Fatties: high fiber instant oatmeal w/ low-fat cottage cheese and golden raisins

So there you have it! I hope you were inspired to try something new for breakfast, because after all, it is the most important meal of the day!

Did you miss the original post? Is there something you’d like to add to the breakfast list? – leave a comment below! πŸ™‚

Review: Aria Protein

9 Jul
Disclaimer: The views expressed are my own. I paid for this protein powder and was not compensated in any form for this review.

I’ve been on the lookout for a decent tasting protein powder for quite some time now. I’ve tried the chocolate kind from GNC…blech. I’ve also tried Whey Protein Powder in chocolate from Trader Joe’s. Also not a fan. I wanted so badly to find a protein powder that didn’t taste like, well, crap. Excuse my highly sophisticated vocabulary. πŸ˜‰

You see, I recently bought a 3-month gym membership and have taken a liking to Body Pump. For muscle recovery reasons, I have become more aware of my protein-lacking diet.

Sure I eat cheese and greek yogurt (which by the way, is a great source of protein!). I have chicken about twice a week, so that’s good. But I know I could be doing better.

While in Trader Joe’s the other day, I noticed Aria Protein, an all-natural women’s protein. It’s from the makers of Designer Whey, which I’ve heard a lot about through various blogs.

Aria

I was intrigued that this protein was specifically designed for women, so I thought, “what the heck?” and grabbed the vanilla container.

I very excited to try it and after rushing home from Body Pump yesterday, I made myself a fabulous smoothie. It contained: skim milk (out of almond!), plain greek yogurt, strawberries, 1/2 frozen banana and 1 scoop of Aria.

Note: the serving size is 2 scoops – but I wanted to ease into the taste.

Friends, I have found my protein! I am very happy with the flavor, the nutritional stats and the benefits of Aria. The price isn’t too terrible either: $9.99. There are 17 servings per container, and I’ll probably only use half a serving at a time, so this will last a while!

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Here are the facts:

80 calories/serving

14g protein/serving

Excellent source of folic acid (100% DV) & calcium (28% DV)/serving

50/50 Whey & Soy blend

All-Natural

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I know many people have a protein powder that they enjoy, but if you’re still searching I suggest you try Aria Protein!

Do you use a protein powder? If so, what’s your favorite?!