This post is sponsored by OLLY. All opinions and dumb jokes are my own.
Eight years ago, I moved to NYC to follow my dreams.
Seven years ago, I became one of those weirdos who â€œfeels offâ€ if they donâ€™t get their workouts in.
Four or five years ago, I became even weirder: I started to haveÂ to get my workouts in in the morning, thrilled at the relative calm it gave me to face the day.
Along the way, I started working longer hours, taking on more volunteer commitments, running longer races â€” and more things that ate up my time. (Oh, and Iâ€™m single, so I attempt that dating thing too, sometimes.)
To be honest, I attribute some of the weight Iâ€™ve gained back over the past few years to getting away from cooking as much as I used to. Iâ€™m getting better at lunches and dinners, but breakfast can still be tricky for me. 99% of the time, I really want eggs, but they donâ€™t travel super well, and Iâ€™m usually either heading straight to work after a workout or heading out to our studio in LIC by 8am and need to eat en route.
I actually happened to be looking into different on-the-go breakfast options when OLLY reached out to me.
Their plant-based protein smoothie powders are pretty damn delicious andÂ good for me (oh, and easy to travel with.) Theyâ€™re plant-based, vegan and gluten-free â€” but most importantly, they donâ€™t taste chalky like other options Iâ€™ve tried. They have a hint of sweetness, but not nauseatingly so or in an artificial way. I can shake â€˜em up in a blender bottle or use them as a smoothie base and be out the door.
Believe me when I say Iâ€™m not typically the type who can stay full from a smoothie. I like to chew. (It sounds weird, but you know you do, too, come on.) But Iâ€™ve managed to have these before an 8am workout and not get hungry until noon â€” when I typically start thinking about lunch, oh, when I wake up.
Want to try the smoothies for yourself? They’re doing a sweet giveaway! Enter hereÂ for a chance to win a six-month supply of smoothies, $500 gift card to Target, Harley Pasternak Blender and $200 Athleta giftcard. Just for playing, EVERYONE will get a $5 coupon to Target.com.
What’s your favorite on-the-go breakfast for busy mornings?