Good mooooorning, New York! What did you guys eat for breakfast this morning? If you’re reading this before your mid-morning meeting, and your stomach is already rumbling, it might be time to switch up your daily plate. A lot of you guys have been asking me about what I typically eat in a day. I figured I’d break it down for you into several posts because, uh, I don’t exactly eat the same thing every day. And today we’re talking about the most important meal of the day. Breakfast, baby.
My mornings are nothing short of pandemonium. I’ll be whipping up breakfast for London and Rio, checking the clock to make sure we’re on schedule, and somehow it always turns into a mad dash at the end. 9 times out of 10, anyway. My breakfast is usually the last priority of the morning so I keep it simple but protein-infused. Here are my three go-to breakfast foods to get the day started right. They’re all healthy and all delicious.
I’ll toast two pieces of Ezekiel spelt bread and smear half of an avocado on each piece. Then I drizzle on some olive oil and lemon juice. Add some extra zest by topping with salt, pepper, chili flakes, and sometimes chia seeds. This is packed with protein and healthy fats to give you energy going into your a.m. conference call
On other mornings I like to make Red Mill steel cut oats, and top with bananas, strawberries, blueberries, coconut and chia seeds. Oatmeal has high fiber that keeps you feeling fuller for longer periods of time, plus it supports healthy skin, weight loss, and heart health. Good things happen when you eat oatmeal!
Chia Seed Pudding
I’ll make my own milk from cashews and coconuts then soak chia seeds overnight in the mixture. The seeds absorb the milk and expand. Then it turns into a thicker yogurt-like mix, that I top with fruit. You can also layer some mango on the bottom of a cup and pour in the pudding to create a parfait.
You might have noticed that all of these foods contain chia seeds! I like to add them to my breakfasts for an extra dose of fiber and healthy fats, and because they’re jam-packed with nutrients that work wonders for your body. Skin repair, anti-aging, metabolism boost, heart health, dental health, and even fighting certain cancers, are just a few benefits of this superfood.
These three morning meals are on the highest rotation in my life, and they help me tackle the morning with a smile on my face. When you eat well, you feel better, so whether you’re looking to shape up or your cereal is just not doing it for you anymore, these are great morning options.