Berry Good Breakfast

Helllllllo Friday! Another fabulous Friday is upon us. Let’s hope the work day goes fast and the weekend goes slooooow. 🙂

My morning started off on a good note with a great workout followed by a berry good breakfast.

The Goods for a Berry Good Breakfast

The Goods for a Berry Good Breakfast

Today’s breakfast centered around fresh strawberries, a blueberry Oikos organic Greek yogurt and a blueberry NutriGrain bar.

This week I ventured out from my favorite plain Greek yogurt and tried the honey Greek yogurt. After falling madly in love with the sweet and thick flavor, I decided to give the blueberry flavor a go today.

Oikos Blueberry Greek Yogurt

Oikos Blueberry Greek Yogurt

It was super yummy and very sweet. For anyone new to Greek yogurt, the blueberry or honey flavors would probably be a great way to ease into the thick and more tart taste of the yogurt.

I topped my yogurt with freshly cut strawberries and half of the blueberry NutriGrain bar (the other half was already in mah belly).

Berry Tasty

Berry Tasty

(I took the NutriGrain bar from my house last weekend – thanks Mom and Dad!)

My gym serves free coffee until 10 a.m. on weekdays, so I made sure to fill up my tumbler with half Barnie’s French vanilla coffee and half Barnie’s cinnamon butter cookie coffee. What a tasty combination!

Yummers

Yummers

The breakfast was a berry delight. The fresh strawberries were perfectly sweet and the NutriGrain bar tasted like a crumbled piece of blueberry pie.

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On a side note, in high school I used to eat NutriGrain bars all the time, thinking I was making a nutritious choice (I mean the label says NutriGrain for crying out loud). Well, after examining the label this morning, I noticed several things. While it’s wonderful that the main ingredient in the crust is whole grain rolled oats, the main ingredient in the blueberry filling is not blueberry… it’s high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). I do not completely avoid HFCS because it’s in so many products (often minimally), but  when it’s this prevalent in a product, I steer clear. Sadly these “nutritious” bars will not be part of my breakfast again any time soon, though it was a tasty addition to my morning meal.