It’s Friday! We’ll say that already means this day is Amazing, yes?
I sit down with coffee and a bowl of oatmeal almost every morning; I don’t get sick of it. Usually I add a banana, or some other fruit. Usually I top it with a spoonful of nut butter, and never get bored of watching it melt and spread. Then, my bowl is complete with a drizzle of honey, or a sprinkle of cinnamon, or a few crunchy sliced almonds.
Things never get too crazy around here…
The other start to my day usually involves a good sweat. What makes a workout session amazing? An endorphin rush; a meditative calm; speeding downhill while the wheels do the work and you lean into a curve; squatting until your glutes burn and you realize you might waddle the next day but it’s a good burn.
Quaker tested my taste buds; my oats are good, but do they make me Amazing?
Clearly they picked up on something – “Fruits & Nuts”? Yes, please. “Hearty Medleys”? I’ll take one of those. The options being Banana Walnut or Apple Cranberry Almond; I’ll be honest and say that I’ve yet to taste something banana-flavored and think “That’s tastey good!”. It was, however, a good option for that day last week when our banana supply ran out (what?!).
The Apple Cranberry Almond is my pick-of-the-day! Sliced almonds, staring right at you, with bright dried cranberries and those noticeable little tiny apple squares.
The other points go to the 3g of Dietary Fiber, short (readable) ingredient list, low sodium, no cholesterol, and fat content identical to plain rolled oats. However, there are 11g of sugar (compared to 0g – rolled oats, win) and only 3g of protein.
To upgrade the mix: I add 1/4 cup of rolled oats to 1 package of the Hearty Medley.
Quaker also offered to test my strength – Bob Harper released a Yoga video “For the Warrior!”. If you start your day by being a Warrior, that’s amazing.
This gem will be used and reviewed while D and I spend this weekend at my house. There are definitely no Yoga studios to be found; instead we’ll be in our Zen, stretched & posed state while listening to Bob & seeing how he makes it burn.
Now, the most Amazing part – Quaker will be sending one of these packages (full with all of the above!), to one of YOU!
The package includes: A Yoga mat (Which has already been used and approved! Loved it), Bob’s video, an alarm clock, breakfast bowl + spoon + napkin, four boxes of above-mentioned oats, a notebook, and coupons for more oatmeal!
How to enter the Giveaway: Tell me what makes your morning Amazing! It could be anything from a crazy-delicious breakfast recipe, a run, a deep breathe in your pose-of-choice, or whatever way you decide to get going every day.
US residents only, please.
To enter twice – tweet it up! And leave me a comment about it. 🙂
HAPPY Weekend! Make it yours; make it amazing!
The fine print: Quaker sent me this package free of charge. They did not compensate me for this review.