Breakfast – the most important meal of the day I was often told, which is a shame when I don’t like cereal with milk or bread. As a teenager it limited my options somewhat as when I was dashing out of the house to catch a school bus at 7.30 time was not on my side. My older two also catch a bus to school but it doesn’t leave until 8.30 which is why some mornings consist of egg on toast or even a bacon butty for breakfast. They make it not me! However there are mornings when it all goes wrong and for those times I am looking for a quick fix and Up and Go saves time in the morning.
My approach has always been everything in moderation and whilst Dylan still enjoys a bowl of cereal in the morning and I insist that Erin follows suit, Chloe rarely eats cereal. I don’t either unless I want some porridge but I do not allow Chloe to leave without having anything. Everyone who knows Chloe knows how sporty she is and therefore she needs something to see her through. One of her school GCSE’s is Sport Studies therefore she knows that she needs the nutrition to be at her physical best.
However at times she doesn’t really want a full cooked breakfast and would happily just walk out the door with some fruit in her pocket or by whizzing up a homemade fruit smoothie but I often think she needs a bit more filling up than that. Therefore when I was contacted by Up and Go to break my breakfast routine and try some of Australia’s number one breakfast drink I was happy to give it a go. We received a range of flavours including the mixed berries which is my favourite, Up and Go comes in six delicious flavours. Nutritionally balanced and made with wholegrain oats and with each carton containing as much fibre, protein and calcium as a bowl of cereal it can be a smart choice.
The breakfast drink comes in a carton with a straw which is ideal for drinking on the go. This is perfect if you are dashing about as Up&Go’s James McMaster, said: “At Up&Go, we’re all about helping people to make the most of their morning. We know that 60% of busy Brits skip breakfast at least once a week, but with Up&Go they can grab a tasty nutritious breakfast while on the move.”
Chloe has enjoyed trying the different flavours and enjoyed the banana drink on the way to school. It is ideal for having as she walked to the bus stop and ensures that she has had a good start to the day before she starts her lessons. I like that she could also have one in her hockey bag for if she needs a pick me up after a game. Chloe, like many girls her age, is conscious of how she looks and knowing that this gives her the nutrients she needs whilst growing is important for me as a mum. I can see that these will be added to our weekly shopping list!
The cartons can be bought individually at approx £1.39 or in a pack of four for £4.99 in most supermarkets and you will find them sitting in the cereal aisle. They taste good and are ideal for us busy mums on the school runs too.
Disclosure: This post is in association with Up and Go.