mixed berry oatmeal muffins with crumb topping

One of the aspects of the foodie 100 that I am really excited about is the author program, where we have opportunities to work with brands and new product. One of my favorite parts of being a nurse to my dad recently? Feeding him good food! I have been making fresh green juice for him each morning, and he likes it! He has been enjoying yogurt lately, too, so when Activia and Foodie offered to send me the new Harvest Picks flavors, I knew I could make some good eats for Dad.

Adding fresh fruit. granola, coconut and chia seeds to the Harvest Picks peach flavor made a tasty and filling parfait for Dad’s breakfast each day this week. He said the peach is his favorite flavor, describing it as fluffy, smooth and sweet. I tried to get him to draw more pictures

Yesterday’s breakfast was a Harvest Picks Smoothie:

I juiced fresh kale, apple, ginger and spinach, then blended it with one Harvest Picks strawberry flavor. The yogurt sweetened the juice and made a filling snack to go with our standard two cups of coffee

and a muffin.

I used the Harvest Picks mixed berries flavor to make muffins – fluffy, fruity and filling. Add crumb topping gives a crunchy finish, while the yogurt makes them chewy and delicious. These muffins got rave reviews – I’ll be making them again with other flavors.

mixed berry oatmeal muffins with crumb topping – see muffin recipe here.

If you follow me on twitter, you may have seen some #Glam tweeting going on recently. We have been having some fun chats – the chat from last Monday is still going on, if you’d like to join in:


New Activia Harvest Picks is a deliciously fruity and silky smooth yogurt.  You will enjoy a Harvest of real fruit in every silky spoonful.

Compensation was provided by Activia via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of spabettie and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Activia.



    • spabettie says

      I’m with ya – I have never been a big fan of milk, except for cereal. but cheese and yogurt I always loved. I may have to bring them back? and most of the time I was eating my cereal WITH yogurt, not milk 😉

    • spabettie says

      hi Kim! when making this recipe, the oatmeal was one of those sorta last minute decisions, and it turned out to be a GOOD one! :)

    • spabettie says

      yay for trying the yogurts – are you getting them via Glam as well? :) I can’t believe you guys are almost home – that went FAST! sending James good luck and fastness for the tri! XO

  1. Sara says

    So, I read this early, just got back from my normal Thursday market run, had this peach yogurt for breakfast, AND these muffins are in the oven RIGHT NOW!! 😀

    I love the yogurts, these muffins are smelling scrumptious! Thank you Kristina! Hope you are doing good today…

    • spabettie says

      thank YOU Sara! did you love the muffins? 😀 glad you enjoyed the yogurt – I’ve never seen one of my reviews work THAT fast before! 😉

    • spabettie says

      thanks, Tania! that is always so good to hear! I hope you like the muffins – are you eating yogurt now, or will you be subbing for something else?

  2. tommy says

    I was looking at this yogurt the other day, it must be new. I’ll give it a try, though, its better than regular Activia?

  3. Dara P. says

    I recently started reducing gluten (doctors orders!), and I will have you know that THREE people sent me these muffins today!! 😀

    I was referred to your site last week also, so its good to be here. So many creative and unique recipes, and they all look delicious too. Your pictures are beautiful, when is the cookbook?!

    Off to make these muffins now…

    • spabettie says

      hello Dara! thanks for saying hi, did you like the muffins?

      and wow, you’ll have to tell me who referred you, so I can thank them! thanks re: my photos – it is a fun hobby and a work in progress, so to speak. a cookbook? I’ve thought about that for years… we shall see 😉

    • spabettie says

      thanks, Paula – you are always so supportive, and I really appreciate that – I can tell you are genuinely excited by these new ventures like foodie, and that makes me even more excited! :)

    • spabettie says

      how funny – Activia is part of other brands here – Stonyfield and “Dannon”, similar to your Danone! :) I believe the first yogurt I ever had was the Dannon brand – it was a daily childhood snack! :)

    • spabettie says

      I am very sorry you feel that way; while I do sponsored posts from time to time, it is a fraction of what I publish and only product that I have previously approved or already use.

      sorry to have lost you, thank you for your past readership.

  4. Hannah says

    Your recipes, as always, look great, and while I too was a little turned off by the sponsored post (but only just barely! I say do whatcha gotta do), it was the Vegan tag that struck a chord with me. I was so confused that I actually went to the Activa website to see if they had some new brand of vegan yogurt. I’m all for blogs that post stuff not vegan, but the tagging it as such…I dno. No losing this reader though. Just thought I’d mention it.

    • spabettie says

      OH MY GOSH, thank you Hannah!! I am actually surprised you are the first to say something, and I have taken that tag off. I am so used to it it was honestly an inadvertent mistake! This was the first time in a long while that I’ve even had something non vegan on my website, and… Dad ate it all :)

      I am completely vegan and (mostly) gluten free, but I don’t really promote it, you know? I really only use the label for recipes, and don’t ever talk about it, it’s just something I am. – I also believe to each their own… yes, I would LOVE to see more plant based diets AND a complete change in how animals are treated – and that is for another platform. here, I share recipes.

      Thank you for pointing out my mistake, really, and even more so, thank you for being nice about it :) You just made my day.

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