Mornings are always stressful in our home, how about yours? Do you head out the door without breakfast, drink or cup of Coffee? How about, are you one of those that skips breakfast? Well, I’ve been there done that and decided things have to change.
During my weekly shopping trip at Walmart I strolled the coffee and breakfast aisle and the new McCafé coffee pods caught my eyes. I love coffee and a good cup of Joe in the morning is half the battle. For me it will make it a good or bad day, it’s THAT serious. Are you like that, too?
My 5 tips to make your morning routine smoothly ….
Prepare snacks, lunches and even breakfast items the night before. I even like to make sandwiches on the weekend and freeze them so when the morning rush hits I just toss them in the microwave and put my McCafé coffee pod in and Breakfast will be ready in no time.
Keep it simple! You don’t have to dish up a 3 course breakfast buffet, keep it simple a nice hot cop of your favorite coffee with add-ins and a toast or cereal will be perfectly fine, paired with some fruits and you are ready to fuel your day.
Let the kids help you. That’s a big one, don’t do it all for them, let them help with getting milk, cereal and even pouring it into their cups; makes things much easier for you and leaves time for other things that need to be done in the morning
Keep Breakfast time strictly that… Breakfast time! Don’t run around cleaning the kitchen, the floor, the trash; make time just for Breakfast and everything else can wait till you get back home that evening.
Plan ahead. Make a grocery list for the week ahead and pick up lots of simple breakfast items including your McCafé coffee pods, fruits that will keep well and any other breakfast items the kids may enjoy. Heat it and go is the motto, stick with it!
There you have a few of my very own tips and ideas that I try to stick with when the 7AM alarm hits my house. I used to be exhausted and tired before we even walked out the door just trying to get everything done and breakfast to everyone.
On days where I do have a little extra time I like to spoil myself a bit to get my day off to a great start. I love to quickly put together an Ice Coffee, especially now with the warmer temps upon us. Iced Coffee is awesome and so simple. One of my favorite drinks during the dog days of summer.
To make your own Vanilla Iced Coffee this is what you need:
a scoop or two vanilla ice-cream
1 McCafé coffee pod
heavy Whipping cream and cocoa for dusting
This is how to make the Vanilla Iced Coffee:
Add your Vanilla Ice Cream to your cup
Place cup with Ice Cream under your coffeemaker
Top off with Heavy Whipping cream and sprinkle with Cocoa ~ Voila
It’s so simple and delicious, you should try it and trust me if you are worried about calories, you will run those back off running out the door trying to get everyone to their morning destination, no worries… ENJOY it!!
I loved the McCafé coffee pod decaf Premium Roast, it was perfect for my Vanilla Iced Coffee, smooth and lots of aroma. Great blend for me for sure, smelled amazing in my house. I’ve also added a little cocoa powder to the coffee after it was blended to get me a little extra kick and I loved it. I recommend you check out the McCafé coffee pod to kick your morning off on a good note. However, there are 8 amazing flavors incase you aren’t the decaf kind of gal.
Now you know my simple ways to get your morning off to a great start and spending extra time with your loved ones. The next time you are looking for a simple breakfast idea, include the McCafé coffee pods in your line up and you will make it a great day, trust me!
A few interesting facts about McCafé Coffee:
- Made with 100% Arabica Beans
- Harvested from the rich soils and mountainous regions of the foremost coffee-growing areas of the world
- Now available at YOUR local Walmart
- 8 flavors to choose from (lots of options my favorite is Decaf)
- Flexible options with the Premium bags or coffee pods
Do you have a favorite breakfast item that you have to have every morning? Would love to hear about it, leave me a comment below.