How do you Breakfast?

I know so many people who don’t eat breakfast and this boggles my tiny brain to no end.  This is not one of those preachy posts about how important having three square meals a day is and how breakfast is important, though it is, I just literally don’t get how people can not wake up hungry.  The only motivator I have for getting out of bed in the morning is the promise of being able to quell the starvation of not eating for seven hours (I would be the worst anorexic because I am literally hungry every hour on the hour).  I plan every single meal I eat.  While eating one meal I am already thinking about the next one, I know that seems really Half Ton Teen of me, but its true!  Anyone else get all riled up planning out what they eat?

they have the cutest little donuts in really interesting flavors like apricot cardamom and Virginia sweet potato peanuts maple- go try now.

They have the cutest little donuts in really interesting flavors like apricot cardamom and Virginia sweet potato peanuts maple- go try now.

With that said it is tough to plan good breakfasts during the work week.  On the weekends I have been known to spend hours planning out epic brunches like this or this, but during the week it is tough to plan out satisfying, healthy, and time sensitive meals.

See: Epic Brunch

I go on these breakfast benders where I will make the same thing every morning for two weeks, then get finally tired of it and switch to a new one.  Last bender it was a rice cake with honey, almond butter, and a half an apple sliced on top.  Other weeks it will be a Bonzai Bowl, Chia Health Warrior Bars with coffee, or oatmeal.  It may seem boring, but I think consistency is the key when you have to make something quick on the go.  Taking the thought out of your morning meal ensures that you get something to eat, helps you make better decisions through out the day, and makes shopping easier because when you go to the store because you know exactly what to stock up on.

My favorite way to get in an extra serving of greens in a day is to blend it up into a smoothie.  I have gone through many different phases from coco infused blends, blueberry fruity concoctions, to my current fav sunflower seed banana.  I know that sounds blah but as I have said multiple times, you cannot taste the spinach.  This smoothie honestly tastes like a peanut butter cup and eat morning I dare myself to put more and more handfuls of green into it, and have never tasted anything but banana and sunflower seed butter.  I give myself a pat on the back at the end of the day when I reflect and realize I have eaten a vegetable with every meal.  This smoothie is quick, filling, and I can take it with me to work and drink it in the car on the way, I highly suggest it!

enroute to work! (special thanks to Aunt Vicky, Uncle Don, and Cousin Tyler for my cute cup)

enroute to work! (special thanks to Aunt Vicky, Uncle Don, and Cousin Tyler for my cute cup)

Green Sunflower Smoothie

1/2 frozen banana (imperative that it is frozen or else the consistency is all off)
1 tablespoon of sunflower seed butter (you could use peanut butter but sunflower seed butter is a healthier and tastes the same)
Spinach (as much as you dare, at least one handful)
1/4-1/2 cup vanilla soy milk (more or less to help blend)
4 ice cubes

Blend until very smooth and enjoy!

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9 Responses to How do you Breakfast?

  1. gabbysgfree says:

    Green smoothies are the best!!!

    I don’t usually eat until 9-10am (I get up around 5:30am) since I semi-follow and Intermittent Fasting protocol. Also, I like to work out completely fasted and I’m a morning workout gal for sure. But my breakfast is my absolute favorite meal of the day – mostly because it involves lots of almond butter.

    • btypes says:

      ahh gabby how do you not eat for so long! don’t you get super hungry!? make this smoothie!

      • Gabby @ Gabby's Gluten-free says:

        I rarely get hungry until 9am anymore. So much of eating schedule is regulated my hormones so my body just doesn’t want anything haha. Plus, I use BCAAs befor & after my morning workouts so that instantly helps feed my muscles. Also, I usually only do HIIT, crossfit, or heavy, heavy lifting in the AM so I don’t feel hungry afterwards. I’m definitely trying out that smoothie soon though!

      • gabbysgfree says:

        I usually workout at 6am & take BCAAs pre and post workout to feed my muscles and they kind of curb hunger. Also, I usually only do HIIT, Crossfit, or heavy, heavy weight lifting in the mornings so I really don’t feel hungry afterwards. Plus, eating schedules and hunger signals are all regulated by hormones and mine are just used to not getting food until 9 I guess. Some days I eat earlier, if I’m super hungry because I didn’t eat enough the previous day or just having a hungry day.

  2. Nick says:

    The only respite I get from planning every meal is telling myself that I will eat every- and anything that is put in front of me. I have a smoothie and a bowl of Weetbix every morning!

  3. That is the cutest cup EVER And you look adorable sipping out of it, so that makes it even better. I love spinach in my smoothies. It’s like I’m being sneaky with my vegetables. AND you get awesome “what are you drinking?!” looks. So that’s a perk.

    And I’m glad I’m not the only one who plans the next meal while eating the current one…

    • btypes says:

      awww thanks!! my aunt, uncle and cousin own a store in Crozet where they sell fun cute gifts like that and personalized the cup for me! I have had this smoothie literally everyday for over 2 weeks and still look forward to it in the morning

  4. refinedchef says:

    Brunch is my favorite meal! and those who do it well are people I want to know! Amazing thanks for sharing Audrey Hepburn!

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