Here at Be Well, we often work with clients that skip breakfast or potentially worse, grab something not-so-great to go such as a muffin or bagel! While everyone is different, we find that most people feel more energized when they nourish themselves with a healthy breakfast in the morning. Even during busy mornings, it’s easy to get together a quick, delicious and nutritious breakfast. I checked in with my fellow Be Well Coaches to see, what do they eat for breakfast on a day when they are in the office?
For starters, I’ll share my go-to breakfast – this keeps me full and satiated until lunch, and takes about 5 minutes to whip up in the morning.
Jackie’s Breakfast Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 large handful greens (kale and/or baby spinach)
- 2 tbsp ground flax seed
- 2 tbsp collagen powder
- 1 tbsp raw hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- ½ cup organic blueberries
- ground cinnamon, to taste
Add all ingredients to the blender, blend until smooth!
I love to have a smoothie for breakfast. I used to make more elaborate smoothies, but now that I have a young baby and time is crunched in the morning, I simply do a quick spin through the Vitamix of: protein powder + a small banana + water + ice. It’s refreshing, nourishing, delicious. I like the Be Well Chocolate Whey Protein and Recharge. And I’m thrilled to report that my 9-month-old daughter also loves Recharge!
On the mornings that I work at the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center I’ll make a Cleanse shake with almond or coconut milk and tsp of raw cacao powder, and drink it at my desk!
I often have a green smoothie, here’s one of my favorites to have in the morning from Best Green Eats Ever.
Sweet Almond Kale
- 1 ½ cup almond milk
- 1 cup kale or baby kale
- ½ banana (fresh or frozen)
- ½ cup mango (fresh or frozen)
- 1 tbsp raw, unsalted almond butter
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
Add kale to the blender and add the almond milk. Blend for a few seconds before adding the rest of the ingredients. Blend everything together for about 30 seconds, or until you have a smooth drink. Cheers!
On my days at the office, I like to grab some homemade Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding on my way out the door and enjoy it at my desk. You can make a big batch of this and it was stay good in the fridge for up to 3 days. Here’s the recipe!
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup of your favorite non-dairy milk (almond, cashew or coconut are great)
- 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- A squirt of raw honey (adjust to suit your sweet tooth)
- A sprinkle of sea salt
Place all ingredients in a sealed jar and shake. Leave in the fridge for 10-15 minutes and enjoy.
I don’t typically eat breakfast (I’m usually not hungry first thing in the AM), but my favorite way to start my day is with a big bottle of water, and then a strong french press full of yerba mate tea. :) I find it gives me the energy to get going without the crash and jitters that come along with coffee.
When I do eat breakfast, I’ll usually do something with protein and fat, like scrambled eggs with avocado. I just make sure to stay away from sugar at the beginning of the day to avoid the energy ups and downs.