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Enjoy a Better Breakfast with NEW Activia Breakfast Blend

7:00 AM

I am a huge fan of eating breakfast. Now that I am a mom, I am more adamant about breakfast and am pretty good at making sure my children get a good, healthy breakfast. Kids are just so energetic...they need something hearty and nutritious to get them going and KEEP them going throughout the morning. I do not give my children a ton of snacks, and this is why I want them to eat well at their meal times. Breakfast is also essential to kick start your body in the mornings...after all, it is called "break-fast" for a reason.
Yogurt has become a favorite around here when it comes to a healthy breakfast and I am thrilled with this! My children have a difficult time enjoying food that is good for them and so I often resort to yogurt for some of their morning nutrients. For some time now, Hannah has been on a probiotic vitamin for her tummy and I think her digestive system is finally maturing a bit more then it was when she was younger. Several months back, I had the opportunity to review Activia...a yogurt made by Dannon which contains important probiotics to help regulate the digestive system. Here is a bit more about the importance of probiotics and Activia...

The word probiotic literally means "for life." Probiotics are live microorganisms (either bacteria or yeast) that, when consumed in adequate amounts, have a beneficial effect on the host beyond basic nutrition. A food is considered probiotic if it contains a sufficient quantity of probiotics and if all probiotic properties are maintained throughout the life of the product (alive in sufficient quantities to provide beneficial effects). Bifidus Regularis (Bifidobacterium lactis DN-173 010) is a probiotic culture. We say that Bifidus Regularis is active because it is a living beneficial bacterium that, once ingested, survives the passage through the digestive system and remains alive in sufficient quantities for Activia to have its beneficial effects.

So, do you feel educated now? :) Good. It is very important to understand why probiotics carry such power when it comes to healthy digestion. Now that I have thoroughly educated you, let me introduce you to Activia's newest member in their yummy yogurt family...Activia Breakfast Blend
For this review I was given the opportunity to try a 4-pack of Activia Breakfast Blend Yogurt in my choice of flavor. I tend to be an apples and cinnamon type of girl so I chose to review the Activia Apple Cinnamon with Grains flavor. Availability seems to be a bit sparse in my area for this new yogurt but I was able to find it after a bit of searching! This four pack that I have pictured above cost about $3.50 at my grocery store...which wasn't bad at all. 
I was very eager to try this out and was pleasantly surprised with the flavor, the texture and how full I felt afterwards. One container of this particular flavor only contains 190 calories and just 3 grams of fat...wow! I am not on a diet now (I need to be) but if I was, I would definitely consider including Activia Breakfast Blend into my breakfast menu!
This yogurt is thick and creamy and kind of has the texture of Greek yogurt. There are small chunks of apple, a hint of cinnamon and bits of grains (oatmeal, I think) in each spoonful. Eating one cup filled me up very nicely and I actually felt satisfied. You really don't need to pair this with anything else as it is quite enough on it's own. My son LOVED it as well...he is a true yogurt junkie and left none in the cup when he was done!

You can find Activia Breakfast Blend in your grocer's dairy case and because it is new, some stores may not have it yet. Check out Activia's Store Locator to find a location near you. It also comes in four flavors that you can choose from: Apple Cinnamon, Maple & Brown Sugar, Banana Bread and Vanilla. I was lucky to find it and am soooo glad that I have been able to try it. 
So, in my opinion...Activia Breakfast Blend are fantastic! I am really looking forward to trying the other flavors and sharing them with my family. It is good to know that as a mom, I have great and yummy options for my children when it comes to breakfast. 

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a free product coupon for review purposes. All quotes and stock photos are from the Activia/Dannon website and email. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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