Fueling Your Day with Breakfast

There is no better meal to fuel your day, than breakfast.  Although many of us can be tempted to skip a morning meal,  because perhaps we aren’t hungry, or too busy getting the kids ready for school or waking up late, breakfast eaters benefit from a number of perks, including feeling more energized throughout the day.


Here are 5 healthy breakfast ideas from the experts.
 Some of these breakfast options take less than 5 minutes to make. So what’s your excuse?


  1. Scrambled Eggs & Dark Leafy Greens 

“I scramble or fry 2 to 3 eggs from organic, pastured hens in olive oil or coconut oil. On the side, or heated along with the eggs, I include a large serving of dark leafy greens (bok choy, spinach, kale, Swiss chard, mustard greens, etc.), and for added healthy fats, a handful of olives or 1/2 an avocado, sliced. ” — Ben Greenfield, Fitness and Triathlon expert, Get-Fit Guy Podcast Host


  1. Greek Yogurt With Nuts & Berries

“I love 2 percent Greek yogurt and berries in the morning with about four cashews. This combo gives me the perfect amount of protein, carbs and good fats that I need to be fuller longer.”  — Bob Harper, Trainer from “The Biggest Loser”


  1. Green smoothie

“I blend 1 cup of spinach, 1 cup of kale, 1/2 a banana, a small handful almonds, 3 to 5 raw Brazil nuts, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 to 2 tablespoons cacao or carob powder and 1/2 a can of full-fat coconut milk.” — Ben Greenfield, Fitness and Triathlon expert, Get-Fit Guy Podcast Host


  1. Hard-Boiled Egg and Oatmeal

“A typical breakfast is often a hard-boiled egg with a bit of cracked pepper and a dash of sea salt. I’ll have a bowl of oatmeal on the side with blueberries, strawberries, flax seeds, walnuts and a splash of vanilla almond milk “. — Kristin McGee, Celebrity Yoga and Pilates Instructor


  1. Apple Granola Breakfast Strudel

“Apple Granola Breakfast Strudel from Tony Horton’s Kitchen: organic apple, organic walnut, organic almond, organic sun flower seed, organic gluten free rolled oats, organic raisin, organic vanilla extract, organic B maple syrup, organic cinnamon and organic blueberries.” — Tony Horton, creator of P90X®


Excerpts of this article originally appeared on HuffingtonPost.com



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