10 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Busy (high level) Athletes

Breakfast is fricken important.

It has been said to be the most important meal of the day. Is that true? Honestly it’s not. EVERY meal you eat is the most important.

With that being said, breakfast is indeed a VERY important meal for everybody, especially athletes. So many kids today start their day without a breakfast.

Want to know an ALARMING stat? 20% of americans start their day with McDonald’s breakfast…………….COME ON MAN!

A lot of the times I blame the parents for kids not having an adequate breakfast. If that offends anybody I apologize, but I’m being real. Where else do kids learn their eating habits? It all starts with you parents!

So to help you guys get started I will show you 6 easy breakfast ideas for athletes.

With every meal make sure you are pounding the water!

You should have at least 2 big cups of water before walking out the door.

How much water per day? Divide your bodyweight by 2 and drink that much in ounces!

Example: If an athlete’s weight is 200 pounds he or she will need AT LEAST 100 ounces of water per day.

Here we go:

1) Bagel, Egg and Spinach Sandwich 

Ingredients

  • 1 whole wheat bagel
  • 3 scrambled eggs
  • 2 servings of chopped up spinach

What’s in it?

  • 55 g Carbs
  • 24 g Fat
  • 31 g Protein

Egg and Bagel

2) Strawberry Banana Almond Protein Smoothie 

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 scoops Advocare Post Workout Recovery Protein
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup whole natural raw almonds
  • 1 cup ice cubes

What’s in it?

  • 78 g Carbs
  • 22 g Fat
  • 21 g Protein

smoothie

3) 1 Egg White Omelette with 1 apple and 2 cups Orange Juice 

Ingredients:

  • 3 egg whites with 1 cup raw spinach
  • 1 oz Feta Cheese
  • 3 large strawberries
  • 1 medium sized apple
  • 2 cups orange juice

What’s in it?

  • 77 g Carbs
  • 5 g Fat
  • 21 g Protein

Spinach-Feta-Herb-Egg-White-Omelet-Recipe-300x300

4) Oatmeal with blueberries, honey and nut butter with a glass of orange juice 

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Quaker Oatmeal
  • 1 Cup Raw Blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp Justin’s Nut Butter Honey Peanut Butter
  • 2 Cups Orange Juice

What’s in it?

  • 134 g Carbs
  • 23 g Fat
  • 21 g Protein

oatmeal-w-blueberries

5) Breakfast burritos with Avocado and 1 Glass of Orange Juice 

Ingredients

  • 1 Ezekiel Tortilla
  • 3 Large Eggs Scrambled
  • 2 Tbsp Raw Red Peppers
  • 1 Cup Avocado
  • 1 Tbsp Salsa
  • 2 Cups Raw Orange Juice

What’s in it?

  • 95 g Carbs
  • 49 g Fat
  • 32 g Protein

Breakfast Burrito

Ok, so you looked at these and you still are thinking “I just don’t have time to make that in the morning”

Well, if that is the case then I got some more for you.

Here are 5 On the Go Breakfast Ideas for Athletes: 

1) Advocare AM Apple Cinnamon Bar = 24 g Carbs, 5 g Fat, 15 g Protein

Advocare AM Bar

2) Quaker Oatmeal To Go (brown sugar) Bar = 43 g Carbs, 4 g Fat, 4 g Protein

quaker oatmeal to go

3) Advocare Meal Replacement Drink (chocolate) = 24 g Carbs, 3 g Fat, 24 g Protein

Meal Replacement

4) Kind Bar (fruit & nut delight) Bar = 17 g Carbs, 13 g Fat, 6 g Protein

kind bar

5) Clif Crunch (chocolate peanut butter granola) Bar = 41 g Carbs, 7 g Fat, 10 g Protein

clif bar

So there ya have it. No more excuses….eat breakfast and dominate your day!

Chase It!

Ben Boudro

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