October 28th, 2014
Luckily there are a lot of “grab and go” breakfast options. Here are some of our favourites. Each taste great and will keep you going for hours:
In the Nielsen household, the following is our go-to recipe (all amounts are approximate – no need to measure!). Blend it up in whatever kind of blender you have – we use a magic bullet to minimize mess and dirty dishes – and bring it with you in a travel cup. You can even put your ingredients together the night before – just store in your blender in the fridge until morning
½ cup frozen berries
½ a banana
Handful of spinach
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (the flavoured varieties are chock-full of sugar – stay away!)
¼ cup pure pomegranate juice
Enough unsweetened vanilla almond milk to cover most of the other ingredients – about ¾ of a cup.
Any add-ins you like. We usually add some Usana Optomega oil, probiotic, as well as a high-quality protein powder.
2. Homemade breakfast “muffins”
Mix the following ingredients together, then bake at 350 until then look done (about 15 to 20 minutes):
3 mashed bananas (the riper the better)
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1 tbsp baking powder
3 cups quick oats
1 tsp vanilla
Handful of chocolate chips and/or blueberries and/or nuts
(Note: these are very different from regular or store-bought muffins. Be very leery of regular muffins – even though they may sound healthy, they almost never are.)
3. If neither of these real food options are going to work for you, it’s time to think about a meal replacement.
We recommend meal replacements to those who would skip breakfast otherwise (or who’d be eating donuts or Pop Tarts instead). A great choice is Usana’s Chocolate Whey Nutrimeal. It’s gluten-free, soy-free, and delivers 15 grams of protein per serving.
There you go – three easy ideas for morning fuel that will st
art your day off right, rev up your metabolism and give you energy to think and do. No more excuses!